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Associate Professor of Parasitology, University of Nottingham

Hany Elsheikha is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at The University of Nottingham. He joined School of Veterinary Medicine and Science as a Lecturer in 2007 where he established the Parasitology curriculum from its inception. He has 20 years' experience in the field of Parasitology education and research, both within and external to the academia. He obtained a first class honours degree in Veterinary Sciences (1993) and MSc (1998) in Veterinary Parasitology from Cairo University. He earned his PhD from Michigan State University, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, 2004, entitled - Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution of Sarcocystis neurona-Agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. In 2005, he was awarded the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)/National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is the author of more than 160 research papers and professional articles on parasite pathobiology and control. Also, he is the author of one US patent and two textbooks: "Essentials of Veterinary Parasitology" and "Self Assessment Colour Review Veterinary Parasitology". He is a Diplomat of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), a member of The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP UK & Ireland), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). From 2014 to 2015 Hany has been the inaugural Specialty Chief Editor of Parasitology in the open-access journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Also, he serves on the Editorial Board of five peer-reviewed journals and Ad hoc Reviewer of several journals and funding agencies. His current research focuses on host-parasite interaction and anti-parasitic drug discovery.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Parasitology, University of Nottingham


  • 2011 
    European Veterinary Parasitology College, Diploma in Veterinary Parasitology
  • 2010 
    University of Nottingham, PGCHE
  • 2005 
    Michigan State University, PhD in Molecular Evolution

Professional Memberships

  • o Diplomate of EVPC
  • o Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH), UK
  • o Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK
  • o Member of BAVP, UK
  • o Member of International Separation Science Society (CASSS)