Dr Kathryn Allan

  • Clinician in Veterinary Infectious Disease (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)
  • Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Biography

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. 


Research interests

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


Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2006
Number of items: 23.

2020

Halliday, J. E.B. et al. (2020) Zoonotic causes of febrile illness in malaria endemic countries: a systematic review. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 20(2), e27-e37. (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30629-2)

2019

Rahelinirina, S., Moseley, M. H., Allan, K. J. , Ramanohizakandrainy, E., Ravaoarinoro, S., Rajerison, M., Rakotoharinome, V. and Telfer, S. (2019) Leptospira in livestock in Madagascar: uncultured strains, mixed infections and small mammal-livestock transmission highlight challenges in controlling and diagnosing leptospirosis in the developing world. Parasitology, 146(14), pp. 1707-1713. (doi: 10.1017/S0031182019001252) (PMID:31554531)

Theonest, N. O. et al. (2019) Molecular detection and genetic characterization of Bartonella species from rodents and their associated ectoparasites from northern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 14(10), e0223667. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223667) (PMID:31613914)

Semango, G. et al. (2019) The sero-epidemiology of Neospora caninum in cattle in northern Tanzania. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6, 327. (doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00327)

Alinaitwe, L., Kankya, C., Allan, K. J. , Rodriguez-Campos, S., Torgerson, P. and Dreyfus, A. (2019) Bovine leptospirosis in abattoirs in Uganda: molecular detection and risk of exposure among workers. Zoonoses and Public Health, 66(6), pp. 636-646. (doi: 10.1111/zph.12616) (PMID:31250522)

Maze, M.J., Sharples, K.J., Allan, K.J. , Rubach, M.P. and Crump, J.A. (2019) Diagnostic accuracy of leptospirosis whole-cell lateral flow assays: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 25(4), pp. 437-444. (doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.11.014) (PMID:30472422)

Dhewantara, P. W., Lau, C. L., Allan, K. J. , Hu, W., Zhang, W., Mamun, A. A. and Soares Magalhães, R. J. (2019) Spatial epidemiological approaches to inform leptospirosis surveillance and control: a systematic review and critical appraisal of methods. Zoonoses and Public Health, 66(2), pp. 185-206. (doi: 10.1111/zph.12549) (PMID:30593736)

Hughes, E. C. et al. (2019) Taenia multiceps coenurosis in Tanzania: a major and under-recognised livestock disease problem in pastoral communities. Veterinary Record, 184(6), 191. (doi: 10.1136/vr.105186) (PMID:30683735)

2018

Allan, K. J. et al. (2018) Assessment of animal hosts of pathogenic Leptospira in northern Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(6), e0006444. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006444) (PMID:29879104) (PMCID:PMC5991636)

Maze, M. J. et al. (2018) Risk factors for human acute leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(6), e0006372. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006372) (PMID:29879114) (PMCID:PMC5991637)

Guernier, V., Allan, K. J. and Gourant, C. (2018) Advances and challenges in barcoding pathogenic and environmental Leptospira. Parasitology, 145, pp. 595-607. (doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001147) (PMID:28716157)

Moseley, M.H., Allan, K. and Oberem, P. (2018) Leptospirosis. In: Coetzer, J.A.W. and Tustin, R.C. (eds.) Infectious Diseases of Livestock. Oxford University Press.

2017

Cleaveland, S. et al. (2017) One Health contributions towards more effective and equitable approaches to health in low- and middle-income countries. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372(1725), 20160168. (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0168) (PMID:28584176) (PMCID:PMC5468693)

Ladbury, G. et al. (2017) One health research in Northern Tanzania – challenges and progress. East African Health Research Journal, 1(1), pp. 8-18. (doi: 10.24248/EAHRJ-D-16-00379)

2016

Maze, M. J. et al. (2016) Comparison of the estimated incidence of acute leptospirosis in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania between 2007-08 and 2012-14. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(12), e0005165. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005165) (PMID:27911902) (PMCID:PMC5135036)

2015

Halliday, J. E. B. , Allan, K. J. , Ekwem, D., Cleaveland, S. , Kazwala, R. R. and Crump, J. A. (2015) Endemic zoonoses in the tropics: a public health problem hiding in plain sight. Veterinary Record, 176(9), pp. 220-225. (doi: 10.1136/vr.h798) (PMID:25722334) (PMCID:PMC4350138)

Allan, K. J. , Biggs, H. M., Halliday, J. E.B. , Kazwala, R. R., Maro, V. P., Cleaveland, S. and Crump, J. A. (2015) Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Africa: a systematic review of a neglected zoonosis and a paradigm for 'one health' in Africa. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(9), e0003899. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003899) (PMID:26368568) (PMCID:PMC4569256)

Allan, K. J. , Halliday, J. E.B. and Cleaveland, S. (2015) Renewing the momentum for leptospirosis research in Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 109, pp. 605-606. (doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv072) (PMID:26385934) (PMCID:PMC4574209)

2014

Allan, K. , Masters, N., Rivers, S., Berry, K., Routh, A. and Lamm, C. (2014) T-lymphocyte-rich thymoma and myasthenia gravis in a Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica). Journal of Comparative Pathology, 150(2-3), pp. 345-349. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2013.11.204)

2013

Halliday, J.E.B. et al. (2013) Urban leptospirosis in Africa: a cross-sectional survey of Leptospira infection in rodents in the Kibera Urban Settlement, Nairobi, Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 89(6), pp. 1095-1102. (doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0415) (PMID:24080637) (PMCID:PMC3854886)

Shaw, A.E. et al. (2013) Reassortment between two serologically unrelated bluetongue virus strains is flexible and can involve any genome segment. Journal of Virology, 87(1), pp. 543-557. (doi: 10.1128/JVI.02266-12)

2011

Ratinier, M. et al. (2011) Identification and characterization of a novel non-structural protein of bluetongue virus. PLoS Pathogens, 7(12), e1002477. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002477) (PMID:22241985) (PMCID:PMC3248566)

2006

Allan, K.J. , Waters, M., Ashton, D.G. and Patterson-Kane, J.C. (2006) Meningeal cholesterol granulomas in two meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Veterinary Record, 158(18), pp. 636-637. (doi: 10.1136/vr.158.18.636)

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Number of items: 23.

Articles

Halliday, J. E.B. et al. (2020) Zoonotic causes of febrile illness in malaria endemic countries: a systematic review. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 20(2), e27-e37. (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30629-2)

Rahelinirina, S., Moseley, M. H., Allan, K. J. , Ramanohizakandrainy, E., Ravaoarinoro, S., Rajerison, M., Rakotoharinome, V. and Telfer, S. (2019) Leptospira in livestock in Madagascar: uncultured strains, mixed infections and small mammal-livestock transmission highlight challenges in controlling and diagnosing leptospirosis in the developing world. Parasitology, 146(14), pp. 1707-1713. (doi: 10.1017/S0031182019001252) (PMID:31554531)

Theonest, N. O. et al. (2019) Molecular detection and genetic characterization of Bartonella species from rodents and their associated ectoparasites from northern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 14(10), e0223667. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223667) (PMID:31613914)

Semango, G. et al. (2019) The sero-epidemiology of Neospora caninum in cattle in northern Tanzania. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6, 327. (doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00327)

Alinaitwe, L., Kankya, C., Allan, K. J. , Rodriguez-Campos, S., Torgerson, P. and Dreyfus, A. (2019) Bovine leptospirosis in abattoirs in Uganda: molecular detection and risk of exposure among workers. Zoonoses and Public Health, 66(6), pp. 636-646. (doi: 10.1111/zph.12616) (PMID:31250522)

Maze, M.J., Sharples, K.J., Allan, K.J. , Rubach, M.P. and Crump, J.A. (2019) Diagnostic accuracy of leptospirosis whole-cell lateral flow assays: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 25(4), pp. 437-444. (doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.11.014) (PMID:30472422)

Dhewantara, P. W., Lau, C. L., Allan, K. J. , Hu, W., Zhang, W., Mamun, A. A. and Soares Magalhães, R. J. (2019) Spatial epidemiological approaches to inform leptospirosis surveillance and control: a systematic review and critical appraisal of methods. Zoonoses and Public Health, 66(2), pp. 185-206. (doi: 10.1111/zph.12549) (PMID:30593736)

Hughes, E. C. et al. (2019) Taenia multiceps coenurosis in Tanzania: a major and under-recognised livestock disease problem in pastoral communities. Veterinary Record, 184(6), 191. (doi: 10.1136/vr.105186) (PMID:30683735)

Allan, K. J. et al. (2018) Assessment of animal hosts of pathogenic Leptospira in northern Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(6), e0006444. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006444) (PMID:29879104) (PMCID:PMC5991636)

Maze, M. J. et al. (2018) Risk factors for human acute leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(6), e0006372. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006372) (PMID:29879114) (PMCID:PMC5991637)

Guernier, V., Allan, K. J. and Gourant, C. (2018) Advances and challenges in barcoding pathogenic and environmental Leptospira. Parasitology, 145, pp. 595-607. (doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001147) (PMID:28716157)

Cleaveland, S. et al. (2017) One Health contributions towards more effective and equitable approaches to health in low- and middle-income countries. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372(1725), 20160168. (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0168) (PMID:28584176) (PMCID:PMC5468693)

Ladbury, G. et al. (2017) One health research in Northern Tanzania – challenges and progress. East African Health Research Journal, 1(1), pp. 8-18. (doi: 10.24248/EAHRJ-D-16-00379)

Maze, M. J. et al. (2016) Comparison of the estimated incidence of acute leptospirosis in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania between 2007-08 and 2012-14. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(12), e0005165. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005165) (PMID:27911902) (PMCID:PMC5135036)

Halliday, J. E. B. , Allan, K. J. , Ekwem, D., Cleaveland, S. , Kazwala, R. R. and Crump, J. A. (2015) Endemic zoonoses in the tropics: a public health problem hiding in plain sight. Veterinary Record, 176(9), pp. 220-225. (doi: 10.1136/vr.h798) (PMID:25722334) (PMCID:PMC4350138)

Allan, K. J. , Biggs, H. M., Halliday, J. E.B. , Kazwala, R. R., Maro, V. P., Cleaveland, S. and Crump, J. A. (2015) Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Africa: a systematic review of a neglected zoonosis and a paradigm for 'one health' in Africa. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(9), e0003899. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003899) (PMID:26368568) (PMCID:PMC4569256)

Allan, K. J. , Halliday, J. E.B. and Cleaveland, S. (2015) Renewing the momentum for leptospirosis research in Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 109, pp. 605-606. (doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv072) (PMID:26385934) (PMCID:PMC4574209)

Allan, K. , Masters, N., Rivers, S., Berry, K., Routh, A. and Lamm, C. (2014) T-lymphocyte-rich thymoma and myasthenia gravis in a Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica). Journal of Comparative Pathology, 150(2-3), pp. 345-349. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2013.11.204)

Halliday, J.E.B. et al. (2013) Urban leptospirosis in Africa: a cross-sectional survey of Leptospira infection in rodents in the Kibera Urban Settlement, Nairobi, Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 89(6), pp. 1095-1102. (doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0415) (PMID:24080637) (PMCID:PMC3854886)

Shaw, A.E. et al. (2013) Reassortment between two serologically unrelated bluetongue virus strains is flexible and can involve any genome segment. Journal of Virology, 87(1), pp. 543-557. (doi: 10.1128/JVI.02266-12)

Ratinier, M. et al. (2011) Identification and characterization of a novel non-structural protein of bluetongue virus. PLoS Pathogens, 7(12), e1002477. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002477) (PMID:22241985) (PMCID:PMC3248566)

Allan, K.J. , Waters, M., Ashton, D.G. and Patterson-Kane, J.C. (2006) Meningeal cholesterol granulomas in two meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Veterinary Record, 158(18), pp. 636-637. (doi: 10.1136/vr.158.18.636)

Book Sections

Moseley, M.H., Allan, K. and Oberem, P. (2018) Leptospirosis. In: Coetzer, J.A.W. and Tustin, R.C. (eds.) Infectious Diseases of Livestock. Oxford University Press.

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Grants

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
     

Supervision

Research datasets

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Number of items: 5.

2019

Allan, K. , Maze, M. J., Galloway, R. L., Rubach, M. P., Biggs, M. M., Halliday, J. , Cleaveland, S. , Saganda, W., Lwezaula, B. F., Kazwala, R. R., Mmbaga, B. T., Maro, V. P. and Crump, J. A. (2019) Molecular detection and typing of pathogenic Leptospira in febrile patients and phylogenetic comparison with Leptospira detected among animals in Tanzania. [Data Collection]

Theonest, N. O., Carter, R., Amani, N., Doherty, S., Hugho, E., Keyyu, J. D., Mable, B. , Shirima, G. M., Tarimo, R., Thomas, K. M., Haydon, D. , Buza, J. J., Allan, K. and Halliday, J. (2019) Molecular detection and genetic characterization of Bartonella species from rodents and their associated ectoparasites from northern Tanzania. [Data Collection]

2018

Hughes, E., Kibona, T. K., De Glanville, W., Lankester, F., Davis, A., Carter, R., de Jong, R., Nyasebwa, O., Claxton, J., Cleaveland, S. and Allan, K. (2018) Taenia multiceps coenurosis in Tanzania: a major and under-recognised livestock disease problem in pastoral communities. [Data Collection]

Allan, K. (2018) Assessment of animal hosts of pathogenic Leptospira in northern Tanzania. [Data Collection]

2015

Allan, K. , Biggs, H. M., Halliday, J. , Kazwala, R. R., Maro, V. P., Cleaveland, S. and Crump, J. A. (2015) Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Africa: a systematic review of a neglected zoonosis and a paradigm for 'One Health' in Africa. [Data Collection]

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