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 currently working with Barbara Haesler in the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) programme through LSHTM, with a focus on the animal source food system in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

He has been involved in the following projects in the past:

  • Methods and Metrics for measuring antibiotic use at the granular level in human and livestock health in LMICs (Secondment to LSHTM)
  • Cost-benefit and feasibility analysis for establishing a foot and mouth disease free zone in Rukwa region in Tanzania (WTO/ Standards and Trade Development Facility)
  • Feasibility study for the establishment of FMD-free fresh meat producing cattle subpopulations in Zimbabwe: (WTO/ Standards and Trade Development Facility)
  • 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
  • The ACIAR funded Nkuku4 project with the University of Sydney, with Jonathan Rushton, Market and value chain analysis of village poultry systems in Tanzania and Zambia
  • The NEOH project with Barbara Häsler, co-authoring the NEOH Handbook chapter on integrating health systems and providing support for publication
  • 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 Norbrook UK Veterinary Business research project with Liz Jackson

A Systems Analysis and Conceptual System Dynamics Model of the Livestock-derived Food System in South Africa: A Tool for Policy Guidance. Queenan, K., Sobratee, N., Davids, R., Mabhaudhi, T., Chimonyo, M., Slotow, R., Shankar, B., & Häsler, B. (2020) Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9 (4), 1-24.

A Systems Approach to Evaluate One Health Initiatives. Rüegg SR, Nielsen LR, Buttigieg SC, Santa M, Aragrande M, Canali M, Ehlinger T, Chantziaras I, Boriani E, Radeski M, Bruce M, Queenan K, Häsler B (2018). Front Vet Sci. 2018 Mar 9;5:23. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00023. eCollection 2018.

A One Health Evaluation of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance Marie C. E. Hanin, Kevin Queenan, Sara Savic, Esron Karimuribo, Simon R. Rüegg and Barbara Häsler (2018) Front. Vet. Sci. 2018 March 5:33. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00033

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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