Dr Shaun Keegan

  • Research Assistant (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

email: Shaun.Keegan@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

R362, Wolfson Link Building, IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8302-4408


2019 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (w/ Prof Louise Matthews), University of Glasgow

2015 - 2019: PhD Student (w/Prof Andy FentonDr Amy Pedersen), University of Liverpool

2012 - 2015: BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Glasgow

Research interests

Antimicrobial Resistance

African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) is a disease primarily caused by T. congolense and T. vivax. In the last 50 years, there have onlybeen 2 drugs availible to treat the parasites, and resistance has been growing. Treatment is also often given prophylactically, to provide protection to cattle in AAT endemic areas of Tanzania. I am interested in modelling the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in AAT in Tanzania with the aim to be able to identify key risk factors for AMR emergence.

This work is undertaken as part of the Combatting African Animal Trypanosomiasis (COMBAAT) group.



Rachael Clark, BSc (hons) Veterinary Bioscience, with Prof Louise Matthews

Simplified models as a robust tool for incorporating wildlife reservoirs in African Animal Trypanosomiasis modelling


Ewan Smith, MSci Immunology [Summer Project]

Modelling cosmopolitanism of vector host preference and its impact on disease transmission



BIOL5123 Infectious Disease Ecology and the Dynamics of Emerging Disease

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2014: Early Career Representative, Quantitative Ecology SIG, British Ecological Society
  • 2015: , British Society for Parasitology