Dr Shaun Keegan
- Research Assistant (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
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