Dr Kathryn Allan
- Clinician in Veterinary Infectious Disease (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)
- Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
I am a clinician in veterinary infectious diseases working in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow. I graduated as a veterinarian at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh (2008) after completing an intercalated BSc in Veterinary Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College (2005). My clinical career began on a livestock disease research project in Kenya (2008-2009) after which, I worked in a variety of clinical practice environments in the UK before taking up a Wellcome Trust Integrated Training Fellowship for Veterinarians at the University of Glasgow (2011-2017). I completed my PhD on the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Tanzania (2016) and then worked as a post-doctoral research associate on a variety of zoonotic disease projects in East Africa before taking up my current role in 2019.
I am a veterinarian and epidemiologist with a strong interest in the epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases at the human: animal interface. My research focuses on livestock-associated zoonoses in East Africa and is embedded in a multi-disciplinary One Health research environment. My research to date has focused on the epidemiology of bacterial zoonotic pathogens and I have a particular interest in applying multidisciplinary approaches to understand the epidemiology and control of Leptospira at the human-animal interface. My work also focuses on understanding the impact of these infections in human and animal populations.
Through my research activities, I have developed a keen interest in implementing evidence-based, ‘One Health’ interventions to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in marginalised communities. Recent research activities include identifying and evaluating interventions for infectious causes of livestock abortions in Tanzania; developing community-based One Health interventions for zoonoses and exploring sustainable control measures for cerebral coenurosis in small ruminants in East Africa.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=uv_b_FYAAAAJ&hl=en
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Operationalising One Health Interventions in Tanzania (OOHTZ)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
2019 - 2021