Research areas

Research areas

Infectious disease

Veterinary epidemiology

Having developed into a significant research capacity in recent years, this area includes the quantitative analysis of disease ecology, the investigation of problems relating to zoonoses, emerging diseases, animal and ecosystem health, and the analysis of infection reservoirs as a central component in the study of endemic disease.

Dr Roman Biek
Prof Sarah Cleaveland 
Dr Jo Halliday
Dr Katie Hampson
Prof Dan Haydon
Dr Rowland Kao
Dr Tiziana Lembo
Dr Louise Matthews
Prof Dominic Mellor
Dr Richard Reeve
Dr Daniel Streicker
Prof Ruth Zadoks

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Bacteriology

We have expertise in bacterial pathogens of both veterinary and zoonotic significance. These include bovine tuberculosis, E. coli 0157, Salmonella, Brucella, Rickettsia, Leptospira; respiratory pathogens such as Pasteurella sp., mastitis-causing pathogens and bacterial pathogens of fish such as salmon and trout pertinent to aquaculture industry.

Kathryn Allan
Dr Roman Biek

Prof Sarah Cleaveland
Dr Robert Davies

Dr Paul Everest
Dr Jo Halliday
Dr Rowland Kao
Dr Louise Matthews
Prof Dominic Mellor

Prof Mark Roberts
Prof David Smith

Billy Steele
Prof Ruth Zadoks

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Viral disease

The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) capitalises on a great legacy of veterinary virology research at Glasgow and takes the view that the biology underpinning virus science is common to both veterinary and human clinical medicine. The Director of the CVR, Prof. Palmarini, is a veterinarian. Research at the CVR spans molecular and cellular levels through to the individual host and affected populations where it integrates seamlessly with the veterinary epidemiology grouping.

Dr Roman Biek
Prof Sarah Cleaveland
Dr Robert Gifford
Dr Rowland Kao
Dr Alain Kohl
Dr Katie Hampson
Prof Dan Haydon
Prof Margaret Hosie
Dr Tiziana Lembo
Dr Louise Matthews
Dr Clive S McKimmie
Dr Pablo Murcia

Prof Massimo Palmarini
Dr Richard Reeve
Dr Esther Schnettler
Dr Andrew Shaw
Dr Daniel Streicker
Prof Brian Willett

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Parasitic disease

Parasitology research has been a long term strength of the University of Glasgow and includes a strong veterinary/comparative medicine contribution, particularly in the fields of parasite genetics and genomics, host resistance to nematodes and ticks as well as drug resistance in nematodes and cattle ticks.

Dr Collette Britton
Dr Richard Burchmore
Dr Paul Capewell
Prof Eileen Devaney
Prof David Eckersall
Dr Kathryn Ellis
Dr Karen Fairlie-Clarke
Dr Andrew Forbes
Dr Victoria Gillan
Prof Nick Jonsson
Dr Roz Laing
Dr Annette MacLeod
Prof Tony Page
Dr Jean Rodgers
Prof Brian Shiels  
Prof Michael Stear
Dr Willie Weir

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Comparative medicine & biology

Complementing a one health approach to infectious disease are comparative approaches to understanding chronic disease and disorders shared between humans and animals. Such understanding can be translated into preventative approaches or treatments used in both human and veterinary medicine. This research theme coordinates research in comparative physiology, oncology and reproductive biology as well as production animal and public health. Strong research themes include the physiological control of reproduction, effect of environmental toxicants on development, poultry welfare and production. For more detail about research aspects within each area, visit the websites of our research members.

Reproductive biology Environmental toxicology
Prof Neil Evans
Dr Michelle Bellingham 
Dr Peter Hastie
Dr Monika Mihm Carmichael
Prof Peter O’Shaughnessy
Dr Jane Robinson
Prof Neil Evans
Dr Peter Hastie
Dr Jane Robinson
Animal welfare & production Veterinary & comparative oncology
Prof Maureen Bain
Prof David Eckersall
Prof Nick Jonsson
Dr Dorothy McKeegan
Dr Mark Mclaughlin
Prof Ewan Cameron 
Prof Ruth Jarrett
Dr Joanna Morris
Prof Lubna Nasir

Clinical veterinary science

Clinical staff members from our internationally accredited School of Veterinary Medicine provide expert referral centre via the Small Animal Hospital, the Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare and the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health & Welfare for animal owners and referring practitioners throughout the UK.

They have ongoing clinical research in equine and production animal medicine, which together with small animal specialisms is developing new understanding, techniques and applications in neurophysiology (including anaesthesia and analgesia), clinical imaging, veterinary diagnostics and pharmacology, internal medicine (cardiovascular, endocrinology and oncology) and statistics.

Large animal clinical studies
(Equine medicine, production animals)
Small animal clinical studies
Mr Adam Auckburally 
Prof David Eckersall 
Dr Kathryn Ellis
Dr Peter Hastie
Prof Nick Jonsson
Prof Sandy Love 
Dr John Marshall 
Dr Dorothy McKeegan
Mr Fraser Murdoch
Dr Tim Parkin
Mr Patrick Pollock
Dr David Sutton
Dr Lance Voute 
Dr Lorenzo Viora

Prof Jim Anderson
Prof David Bennett 
Dr Fiona Dowell 
Prof David Eckersall
Prof Derek Flaherty 
Dr Anna French
Ms Jenny Helm
Dr Alison King 
Prof Clare Knottenbelt
Dr Mark Mclaughlin
Dr Joanna Morris
Dr Pat Pawson 
Prof Ian Ramsey
Mrs Catherine Stalin
Prof Martin Sullivan 
Dr Philippa Yam