Our members

Our members

Postgraduate students

Sonia Mitchell
Claire Harris
Swapan Kumar Sarker
Laura Allen
Megan Wallace
Laura Bergner 
Sophie Elliott 
Asha Rani
Christopher Convery
James Burgon
Caroline Millins

Joanne Clarke
Tiffany Armstrong
Demelza Kingston
Jack Hollins
Laurie Baker
Wasseem Emam
Nardus Mollentze
Hannah Trewby
Ryan Carter
Elizabeth Mittell
Maria Quaggiotto

Peter Moonlight
Edward Lee
Yi-Hsiu Chen
Will Harvey
Iain Hill
Miriam Casey
Sam Abbott
James Buckley

External members

Dr Christina Cobbold
Senior Lecturer of Applied Mathematics (School of Mathematics, Univ. Glasgow)

Research Interests: I am a mathematical biologist with expertise in dynamical systems theory and modelling populations  subject to environmental change. Work on modelling trypansome antigenic variability and diversity has led to an interest in developing meaningful and versatile measures of diversity.


Dr Tom Leinster
Chancellor's Fellow (School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh)

Research Interests: I am interested in the mathematics of diversity. Most especially, I am interested in the question of what makes a particular measure (as opposed to other similar measures) suitable, in terms of the conceptual properties that it satisfies.


Adam Kleczkowski

Professor Adam Kleczkowski
Reader in Applied Mathematics (Computing Science & Mathematics, Univ. Stirling)

Research Interests: Bio-economic models for ecological and epidemiological applications; modelling spread and control of tree diseases; prediction and control of disease spread on networks; models of social and adaptive networks; classical and Bayesian parameter estimation with applications to epidemiology. 


Dr Jill Thompson
Researcher (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC)

Research Interests: My main research focus is forest regeneration, plant community dynamics and factors that influence plant distribution and biodiversity. Most studies have been carried out in tropical forest and include the effect of human and natural disturbances, investigations of ecosystem processes and plant ecophysiology.


Liam Morrison

Dr Liam Morrison
Royal Society University Research Fellow (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh)

Research Interests: Identifying and dissecting host-parasite interactions that contribute to disease severity, with a particular focus on African trypanosomes.


Umer_Ijaz

Dr Umer Ijaz

NERC Research Fellow (Infrastructure and Environment; School of Engineering, University of Glasgow)

Research Interests: The purpose of my research is to integrate different sources of 'omics data in environmental science for microbial community analysis. 


Dr Richard Orton
Research Associate (Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow)

Research Interests: Quasispecies modelling; Minority variant detection and error correction in NGS analyses; Intra virus diversity and evolution; Inter-host transmission and bottlenecks; Transmission network and disease outbreak analysis; Viral host adaptation; Software development and data visualisation; and Systems biology of cell signalling.


 

Internal members (IBAHCM)

Richard Reeve

Dr Richard Reeve

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Developing the connections between different fields that use measures of diversity, from the level of the transcript to the ecosystem; use of mathematical, computational and statistical tools on underexploited biological datasets, particularly those of pathogens and vaccines.

Louise Matthews

Professor Louise Matthews

Professor (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Mathematical modelling of the epidemiology and control of livestock and zoonotic disease. The ecology of antimicrobial resistance. Game theory applied to farmer behaviour and evolution of host immunity. Mathematics and application of diversity measures across the life sciences.

David Bailey

Dr David Bailey

Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Ecology and physiology of marine animals, in particular the effects of climate on the abundance, body size, and behaviour of deep-ocean and polar species.

Barbara Helm

Dr Barbara Helm

Visiting Professor (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Annual and daily rhythms, especially of wild organisms; physiology, ecology and migration of birds. Understanding how biological clocks help or hinder organisms' adjustment to environmental change.

Jason Matthiopoulos

Professor Jason Matthiopoulos

Professor of Spatial and Population Ecology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Population dynamics; Confronting models with data; Analysis of animal movement; Analysis of habitat preference; Modelling population distributions; Complex trophic interactions; Reserve design; Models of animal communication and experience

Barbara Mable

Professor Barbara Mable

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Evolutionary and conservation genetics; gene family evolution; polyploidy; mating systems; host-parasite-vector interactions; resistance gene evolution; plants, amphibians, fish, mammals, tsetse flies, snails, nematodes, trypanosomes, schistosomes, fungi, oomycetes, bacteria.

Ruth Zadoks

Professor Ruth Zadoks

Professor in Molecular Epidemiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Veterinary epidemiologist with interests in infectious and zoonotic diseases of livestock and fish; use of DNA-based methods to study microbial sub-populations and their associations with sources of infection, niche adaptation, transmission mechanisms and disease manifestation.

Annette MacLeod

Professor Annette MacLeod

Professor (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: The interaction between parasites, African trypanosomes, and their hosts, bridging the gap between field based population studies, genomics, and lab-based molecular biology, with a long-term view to exploiting these interactions to combat disease.

Sofie Spatharis

Dr Sofie Spatharis

Lecturer (Life Sciences Animal Biology)

Research interests: Community ecology, Phytoplankton ecology, Aquatic Metacommunities, Harmful Algal Blooms, Coastal Water Quality

Kathryn Elmer

Dr Kathryn Elmer

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Understanding how new species arise, particularly the role and influence of evolutionary, genomic, ecological, and environmental factors.

Jan Lindstrom

Dr Jan Lindstrom

Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Evolutionary ecology, particularly life-history evolution, resource allocation, sexual selection and community ecology, and the application of these frameworks in resistance evolution and evolutionary and comparative medicine in general.

Grant Hopcraft

Dr Grant Hopcraft

Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Distribution and abundance of organisms, animal movement, and applied conservation issues; ecological interactions using field-based metrics - GPS collars, GIS/RS and statistical inference to quantify relationships between soils, plants, herbivores and their predators.

Paul Johnson

Dr Paul Johnson

Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Developing and applying statistical methods in fields ranging from population genetics to ecology to human and veterinary epidemiology; using computer simulation to improve study design; power analysis; genetic association studies; modelling genotyping errors; GLMMs.

Mafalda Viana

Dr Mafalda Viana

Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Understanding the ecology of multi-host pathogens to identify the best disease control strategies. I use statistical modelling to investigate a combine multiple sources of information to reconstruct the dynamics of infectious diseases in human, livestock and wildlife populations.

Dr Liliana Salvador

Affiliate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Computational biology, ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, movement ecology, evolutionary biology.

Daniel Streicker

Dr Daniel Streicker

Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: My work explores the ecology and evolution of emerging infectious diseases. Using rabies virus in bats, my group explores questions about when, where and how viruses jump between host species, with the aim to inform control efforts that limit zoonotic cross-species transmission.

Dr Roz Laing

Research Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Molecular biology of veterinary parasites; population genetics and genomics of parasitic nematodes; genetic basis of parasite drug resistance; drug metabolism; approaches to the diagnosis and control of anthelmintic resistance.

Sarah Cleaveland

Professor Sarah Cleaveland

Professor of Comparative Epidemiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Understanding the ecology of diseases affecting human, domestic animal and wildlife health in natural ecosystems and mitigating their impacts. Zoonoses, neglected tropical diseases, intervention science, ecosystem health research, One Health.

Roderic Page

Professor Roderic Page

Professor of Taxonomy (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Phyloinformatics, biodiversity informatics, biological data visualisation.

Rebecca Mancy

Dr Rebecca Mancy

Research Fellow (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Roman Biek

Dr Roman Biek

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Molecular ecology and evolution. Infectious disease dynamics in wild and domestic animal populations, with a focus on viral and bacterial pathogens.

Martin Llewellyn

Dr Martin Llewellyn

Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Parasites, molecular epidemiology, population genomics, host-associated microbiota and the role of host-associated microbiota in parasitic disease

Willie Weir

Dr Willie Weir

Senior University Clinician (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)

Research interests: Using bioinformatics to understand and exploit parasite diversity at the level of the population (population genomics) and the individual host (metagenomics). I study tropical protozoa such as Trypanosomes, Theileria and Babesia along with emerging tick-borne diseases in the UK.

Nicholas Jonsson

Professor Nicholas Jonsson

Professor of Animal Production and Public Health (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Livestock and wildlife management, especially: genetics of metabolism in ruminant species (livestock & wildlife); systems biology approaches to wildlife-livestock-pathogen-environment interactions; genetics of drug resistance in ticks; immunogenetics of host-parasite interactions

Roderic Page

Professor Roderic Page

Professor of Taxonomy (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Phyloinformatics, biodiversity informatics, biological data visualisation.