Staff

Staff

Research within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences is conducted primarily within our Research Institutes, with the majority of veterinary bioscience research being conducted within the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (BAHCM). Additional research in this area is conducted within the Medical Research Council - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) and Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology (WTCMP), both of which are incorporated into the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (IIIs).

Staff within Institutes contribute directly to the world class teaching at our School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), and our clinical veterinary staff based within the School - who lead clinical teaching as well as clinical services within our animal hospitals - are key contributors to the clinical portfolio within veterinary research.

Staff involved across the spectrum of veterinary bioscience research are listed by unit below:

You can also use the search box below to find content held within staff profiles across each of these units.


Staff listing: Members of the School of Veterinary Medicine

Jim Anderson

Professor Jim Anderson

Professor of Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery (Veterinary Science and Education)

Research interests: Neuroscience (influence of extra copies of the proteolipid protein gene, Plp1, on the process of myelination and in the long term demyleination) and veterinary clinical research (seizure disorders and diseases affecting the neuromuscular system).

Ewan Cameron

Professor Ewan Cameron

Head of School (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)

Fiona Dowell

Dr Fiona Dowell

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology (Veterinary Science and Education)

Research interests: Pharmacological control of smooth muscle - using in vitro organ bath set-ups to look at isolated segments of smooth muscle and how they function in health and disease; Methods to evaluate stress indicators associated with environmental and housing conditions in companion animals.

Kathryn Ellis

Dr Kathryn Ellis

Senior Veterinary Clinician (Farm Animal Clinical Sciences)

Research interests: Organic agricultural production systems and production animal welfare.

Dr Paul Everest

Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Science and Education)

Anne French

Professor Anne French

Professor of Veterinary Cardiology (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Research interests: Musocal immunity, echocardiography, interventional cardiology, myxomatous mitral valve disease and methods of screening for cardiac disease.

Peter Hastie

Dr Peter Hastie

Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Science and Education)

Research interests: Hormonal control of the reproductive and growth axes; methods of improving the nutritive value of forages to horses; characterisation of the microbial ecosystem within the equine GI tract.

Jenny Helm

Miss Jenny Helm

Senior Veterinary Clinician in Small Animal Oncology (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Alison King

Dr Alison King

Senior Lecturer - Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Clare Knottenbelt

Professor Clare Knottenbelt

Professor of Small Animal Medicine and Oncology (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Sandy Love

Professor Sandy Love

Professor of Equine Clinical Studies (Equine Clinical Sciences)

Research interests: Development, validation and application of minimally invasive methods for studies on disorders of clinical importance to the equine caseload, focusing on gastrointestinal function, gastric ulceration and inflammatory airway disease.

John Marshall

Dr John Marshall

Senior Veterinary clinician (Equine Clinical Sciences)

Mark McLaughlin

Dr Mark McLaughlin

Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy (Veterinary Science and Education)

Research interests: The molecular basis of neurological disorders, in particular myelin related disorders, canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) and neuronal plasticity mechanisms. Additional research activities involve the application of proteomics in farm animal health, disease and production.

Dominic Mellor

Professor Dominic Mellor

Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)

Research interests: Applied epidemiology of diseases of all animal species and of humans. Understanding species demographics, in particular the circumstances that bring people into contact with animals and/or their products in ways that alter their risk of zoonotic disease.

Joanna Morris

Professor Joanna Morris

Professor (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Research interests: Mammary gland development and neoplasia. The role of the RUNX genes in comparative models of mammary development & cancer. Clinical research focusing on mammary tumours in cats and dogs; and the use of acute phase protein biomarkers in diagnosis/monitoring of lymphoid neoplasia.

Monika Mihm Carmichael

Dr Monika Mihm Carmichael

Senior Lecturer- Farm Animal Reproduction (Farm Animal Clinical Sciences)

Tim Parkin

Dr Tim Parkin

Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology (Equine Clinical Sciences)

Research interests: The Epidemiology and Prevention of musculoskeletal injury in the sports horse.

Pat Pawson

Dr Pat Pawson

Senior Veterinary Clinician in Anaesthesia & Analgesia (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Research interests: Vascular physiology, in particular the use of haemoglobin-based oxygen carrying solutions; blood substitutes.

Ian Ramsey

Professor Ian Ramsey

Professor of Small Animal Medicine (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Professor Mark Roberts

Professor of Molecular Bacteriology (Veterinary Science and Education)

Research interests: The role of stress response systems in the pathogenesis of Salmonella infection.

Catherine Stalin

Mrs Catherine Stalin

Clinician in Small Animal Neurology (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Billy Steele

Mr Billy Steele

Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)

Martin Sullivan

Professor Martin Sullivan

Professor of Veterinary Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Dr David Sutton

Senior Veterinary Clinician (Equine Medicine) (Equine Clinical Sciences)

Lorenzo Viora

Dr Lorenzo Viora

Veterinary Clinician (Farm Animal Clinical Sciences)

Lance Voute

Dr Lance Voute

Senior Veterinary Clinician in Equine Medicine (Equine Clinical Sciences)

Philippa Yam

Dr Philippa Yam

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Biosciences (Veterinary Science and Education)


Staff listing: Members of BAHCM

Maureen Bain

Professor Maureen Bain

Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Histology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Vertebrate anatomy and histology - structure and functional relationships; applied poultry science; avian biology focusing on oviduct structure and function in relation to egg formation, factors affecting egg quality and egg safety, egg quality assessment, and chick development.

Michelle Bellingham

Dr Michelle Bellingham

Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: How exposure to chemicals in the environment, at different life stages, can affect reproductive function; how maternal smoking affects the human fetus, including programming of adverse health outcomes in adulthood

Collette Britton

Dr Collette Britton

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Parasitic nematodes, Haemonchus contortus, Caenorhabditis elegans, proteases, RNAi, microRNAs, vaccines. Analysis of genes and pathways essential for parasite development and survival within the host.

Roman Biek

Dr Roman Biek

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Paul Capewell

Dr Paul Capewell

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

Research interests: My primary research interests lie in parasitic/host interactions and the complex co-evolution that occurs as a result. My main research focus to date has been the ongoing evolutionary arms race between parasitic trypanosomes and their hosts (both mammalian and insect).

Sarah Cleaveland

Professor Sarah Cleaveland

Professor of Comparative Epidemiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Eileen Devaney

Professor Eileen Devaney

Professor of Parasite Immunobiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Nematode biology; understanding anthelmintic resistance in veterinary nematodes; role of microRNAs in the regulation of nematode gene expression; Hsp90 as a molecular target in parasites; filarial nematodes and immunomodulation.

David Eckersall

Professor David Eckersall

Professor of Veterinary Biochemistry (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Biomarker discovery, validation and application in diagnostics for veterinary biochemistry used to investigate of animal health and disease. Proteomic investigations of serum, secretions and tissues from livestock and aquatic species in analysis of the host response to disease.

Neil Evans

Professor Neil Evans

Professor of Integrative Physiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: The regulation of the neuroendocrine axes, in particular those regulating reproductive function, both by internal factors such as gonadal steroids and stress hormones and external factors such as chemical mixtures that are found in the environment.

Karen Fairlie-Clarke

Dr Karen Fairlie-Clarke

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

Research interests: Within-host ecology of immune-responses to parasite infection. Specifically how co-infection influences immune- or resource-mediated interactions and disease outcome. Current research; selective forces that maintain genetic variation of MHC II in nematode resistant sheep.

Victoria Gillan

Dr Victoria Gillan

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

Research interests: My work is focussed on the biology of nematode and apicomplexan infections, specifically in neglected tropical disease. My interests are two-fold: the role of miRNA in the regulation of parasite gene expression and Hsp90 as a molecular target in parasites.

Jo Halliday

Dr Jo Halliday

Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: I am interested in the epidemiology and surveillance of zoonotic pathogens. In my current position I am looking at the different social and ecological impacts of three diseases (brucellosis, leptospirosis and Q fever) across different ecological settings in northern Tanzania.

Katie Hampson

Dr Katie Hampson

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: I am interested in the ecology of infectious diseases, particularly rabies, with the aim understanding infection dynamics across spatial scales and the impacts of control efforts. I use a combination of detailed field investigations, vaccination interventions and modelling.

Daniel Haydon

Professor Daniel Haydon

Director of Institute/Professor of Population Ecology and Epidemiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Mathematical modelling of ecological and epidemiological processes; infectious disease ecology; design of vaccination programs; within-host pathogen dynamics; viral population genomics; antimicrobial resistance; statistical ecology; animal movement and spatial ecology; lichens.

Dr Roz Laing

Research Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Tiziana Lembo

Dr Tiziana Lembo

Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Veterinary epidemiologist working mainly in Tanzania on diseases such as rabies, bovine TB, anthrax and canine distemper, developing diagnostic and epidemiological approaches to address zoonotic disease problems in public health, livestock development and wildlife conservation.

Nicholas Jonsson

Professor Nicholas Jonsson

Professor of Animal Production and Public Health (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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

Annette MacLeod

Dr Annette MacLeod

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Louise Matthews

Professor Louise Matthews

Professor (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Dorothy McKeegan

Dr Dorothy McKeegan

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

Research interests: Animal welfare science; animal and veterinary ethics; application of behavioural, physiological and neuropsychological techniques in welfare assessment; poultry behaviour and welfare; infrared thermography; humane slaughter; assessing ethical reasoning ability.

Tony Page

Professor Tony Page

Professor of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Nematode development and genetics: Applying Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system to study nematode parasites and develop novel antihelminthics. C. elegans as a model system to study extracellular matrix formation, redox balance in the ER, protein folding and ageing.

Peter O'Shaughnessy

Professor Peter O'Shaughnessy

Professor of Reproductive Biology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Understanding regulation of gonadal development in the mouse and human and environmental effects on human fetal development.

Richard Reeve

Dr Richard Reeve

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Jane Robinson

Dr Jane Robinson

Reader (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Reproductive physiology/neuroendocrinology. Understanding the mechanisms by which factors to which the developing fetus is exposed, including steroid hormones, steroid mimetics and stress hormones, programme health and welfare problems in later life.

Dr Jean Rodgers

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

Research interests: Investigating the pathogenesis and chemotherapy of human African trypanosomiasis and animal trypanosomiasis with particular interest in parasite migration into the CNS, the development of neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier dysfunction.

Brian Shiels

Professor Brian Shiels

Professor of Parasite Cell Biology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests: Identification and characterisation parasite proteins associated with parasite differentiation and modulation of host cell function, including potential vaccine antigens; Theileria

Daniel Streicker

Dr Daniel Streicker

Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.

Willie Weir

Dr Willie Weir

Veterinary Clinician in Infectious Diseases (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.

Ruth Zadoks

Professor Ruth Zadoks

Professor in Molecular Epidemiology (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and 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.


Staff listing: Members of the CVR

Robert Gifford

Dr Robert Gifford

Senior Research Fellow (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: My research addresses the ecology and evolution of viruses. Viral evolution; Paleovirology; Virus Surveillance; Epidemiology

Margaret Hosie

Professor Margaret Hosie

Professor of Comparative Virology (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: My research focuses on companion animal virology and immunology with a view to understanding disease pathogenesis, correlates of immunity to infection and the development of novel approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of viral diseases.

Alain Kohl

Professor Alain Kohl

Professor of Arbovirology (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: Our group works on RNA interference, immune signalling pathways and virus/host interactions in arthropod vectors by using arboviruses or virus-derived replicons from all major families. We also work on Wolbachia-mediated inhibition of RNA virus replication in insect cells.

Ruth Jarrett

Professor Ruth Jarrett

Professor of Molecular Pathology (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: Our group investigates the role of viruses in human leukaemia and lymphoma. Much of this work focuses on Hodgkin lymphoma and the causal links with Epstein-Barr virus. We also investigate canine lymphoma; human herpesvirus-6; and non-viral aspects of Hodgkin lymphoma pathogenesis

Pablo Murcia

Dr Pablo Murcia

Senior Lecturer (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: Our work investigates the molecular and evolutionary mechanisms that underpin host switching and viral emergence through two lines of investigation, influenza emergence & the virome of disease, by integrating multiple disciplines, from classical virology to mathematical modelling

Lubna Nasir

Professor Lubna Nasir

Professor of Comparative Oncoclogy (Veterinary Science and Education)

Research interests: The molecular mechanisms that promote immortalisation and transformation of animal cells as well as the identification of novel targets for therapeutic cancer intervention; role of Bovine Papillomaviruses (BPV) types 1 and 2 in the pathogenesis of equine sarcoid skin tumours.

Massimo Palmarini

Professor Massimo Palmarini

Director of Centre for Virus Research (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: Our laboratory studies the biology and pathogenesis of livestock diseases induced by emerging arboviruses such as bluetongue virus (BTV) and Schmallenberg virus (SBV).

Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Centre for Virus Research)

Brian Willett

Professor Brian Willett

Professor of Viral Immunology (Centre for Virus Research)

Research interests: Animal morbilliviruses: emerging viral pathogens in a measles-free world


Staff listing: Members of IIIs

Dr Richard Burchmore

Senior Lecturer (Parasitology)

Research interests: Leishmania; Proteomics; Mass spectrometry; • Drug Resistance Host:pathogen interactions; Membrane transport