Stuart is our Senior Lecturer in Wild Animal Health and his current roles include being the pathway leader for the BSc/MSci Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences), and the tracking rotation leader for our final year veterianry students' zoo tracking programme. His main interests are in the relevance of disease processes to conservation, and how this changes as existing populations become more fragmented.
Kurt’s teaching and research encompasses veterinary public health. His interests lie in the long-term sustainable utilisation of animals and their products, and how a One Health approach can achieve this goal. His research focuses on animal welfare at slaughter, antimicrobial usage as well as trade and food safety.
Sarah’s research focuses on investigating the epidemiology and ecology of zoonotic and animal viruses. Zoonotic virus outbreaks are intensifying worldwide because of climate change, land-use change and population growth. We know strikingly little about how most zoonotic viruses transmit amongst non-human reservoir species. Better understanding how viruses spread amongst animals will improve our ability to predict and control outbreaks of zoonotic and animal viruses.
Sarah’s work combines wet-laboratory data generation with phylodynamic analyses of virus genomes. She uses viral genomic sequence data to reconstruct viral outbreak dynamics and spatiotemporal dissemination. Sarah collaborates with colleagues at national veterinary and public health agencies in the UK and abroad, and has helped advise the World Health Organization on virus genomic sequencing and analysis.