Research Associate, University of Glasgow

As an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, my general research interests are in disease ecology, public health and conservation biology.

There are two central themes in my current research; study cross-species disease transmission at the interface between humans, livestock and wildlife, and understanding how social and ecological factors influence pathogen spread in both human and wildlife populations. To study these questions, I often apply multi-disciplinary approaches integrating data collection in remote settings, parasite genetic analysis and individual-based epidemiological models.

My current projects include the spread and economic impact of vampire bat rabies among livestock in Peru, the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria at the interface between humans, livestock and wildlife in both Peru and Central Africa, and the spread of brucellosis in wild animals.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate, University of Glasgow