Dr Shaun Keegan
- Affiliate Researcher (School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine)
I am no longer employed by the University of Glasgow. I maintain an affiliation due to ongoing work with the COMBAAT project. If you are looking for my current research or up to date contact information, please see my page at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
2023 - Present: Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2019 - 2023: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (w/ Prof Louise Matthews), University of Glasgow
2012 - 2015: BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Glasgow
African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) is a disease primarily caused by T. congolense and T. vivax. In the last 50 years, there have only been 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.
BIOL5123 Infectious Disease Ecology and the Dynamics of Emerging Disease, 2020/21 & 2021/22