Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Kevin is a research assistant in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences. His current interests are in all aspects of One Health, in particular the need to recognise the interconnectivity of systems when developing an understanding of complex problems and finding their potential solutions.

Kevin grew up and studied in South Africa, completing a BSc in Agriculture (Animal Science) and then a BVSc at Onderstepoort, Pretoria. After a short period of clinical veterinary work in South Africa he moved to the UK and worked in several private veterinary clinics before purchasing his own, which he managed for 13 years. Looking for a change in career direction, he enroled and completed an MSc One Health (Infectious diseases) in 2013/14 at the RVC and LSHTM, which included a research project on human, livestock and zoonotic diseases affecting the livelihoods of pastoralists in Ngorongoro, Tanzania. After the MSc OH, Kevin has worked at the RVC in a variety of projects primarily in East and Southern Africa.

Kevin is currenlty involved in the following projects:

  • The Norbrook UK Veterinary Business research project with Liz Jackson
  • The IDRC funded SACIDs project on Ecohealth in Tanzania with Richard Kock, looking at One Health research frameworks for emerging zoonotic disease in Maasai communities
  • The ACIAR funded Nkuku4 project with the University of Sydney, with Jonathan Rushton, supporting activities in veterinary ecology and value chains in village poultry systems in Tanzania and Zambia
  • The NEOH project with Barbara Häsler, providing and collating case studies from the above projects to enhance the evidence base on the added value of One Health.
  • A Rapid assessment of antimicrobial use in animals and antimicrobial resistance in low and middle income countries, Uganda Country Profile - contribution to World Bank global report on the Economic Cost of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Feasibility study for the establishment of FMD-free fresh meat producing cattle subpopulations in Zimbabwe: The World Trade Organisation (Standards and Trade Development Facility)

Roadmap to a One Health Agenda 2030. Kevin Queenan, Julie Garnier, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Sandra Buttigieg, Daniele de Meneghi, Martin Holmberg, Jakob Zinsstag, Simon Rüegg, Barbara Häsler and Richard Kock. CAB Reviews 2017 12, No. 014, May 2017, ISSN 1749-8848 DOI:10.1079/PAVSNNR201712014

Drug resistant infections: A threat to our economic future. World Bank Report. Contribution to "Antimicrobial use in Animals and AMR", Uganda case study and Africa Review. K. Queenan with L. Redmond and J. Rushton. March 2017.

Using local language syndromic terminology in participatory epidemiology: Lessons for One Health practitioners among the Maasai of Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Queenan K, Mangesho P, Ole-Neselle M, Karimuribo E, Rweyemamu M, Kock R, Häsler B, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 14 February 2017, ISSN 0167-5877,

Exploring local knowledge and perceptions on zoonoses among pastoralists in northern and eastern Tanzania. Mangesho PE, Neselle MO, Karimuribo ED, Mlangwa JE, Queenan K, Mboera LEG, Rushton J, Kock R, Häsler B, Kiwara A, Rweyemamu M. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, February 2017,

A One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance surveillance: is there a business case for it? Queenan K, Häsler B, Rushton J (2016). International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.06.014 

An appraisal of the indigenous chicken market in Tanzania and Zambia. Are the markets ready for improved outputs from village production systems? Kevin Queenan, Robyn Alders, Wende Maulaga, Hilda Lumbwe, Elpidius Rukambile, Elasto Zulu, Brigitte Bagnol and Jonathan Rushton (2016) Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development


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