The Department of Veterinary Medicine has a strong research programme in infectious disease dynamics. We are an interdisciplinary group, using state-of-the-art methods from epidemiology, mathematics and biological sciences, to study the growth, spread and control of pathogens within and between hosts.
Our research encompasses animal, zoonotic, and entirely human infections with a range of viruses, bacteria and parasites. Members of the Disease Dynamics Unit regularly advise national and international authorities on public and animal health, on topics such as bovine tuberculosis control, influenza vaccine strain selection and meningococcal vaccination.
Transmission and Persistence of Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology, genomics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens
Dynamic models for host-pathogen interactions
Epidemiology and evolution of viruses
Infectious disease epidemiology and the impact of immunisation
The ecology and genomics of bacterial pathogens
Infection dynamics and control of diseases