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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

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, assessing the global threat of influenza pandemics and meningococcal vaccination.

Principal Investigator
MRC Career Development Fellow
Dr Cinzia   Cantacessi
Professor of Parasite Infection Biology
Dr Andrew James Kerr Conlan
Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Everitt Butterfield Fellow in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Postgraduate student
 Marta  Matuszewska
Research associate
Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS)
Secretary – Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance
Postgraduate student
Postgradute student
Dr Milorad  Radakovic
Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Public Health
Dr Olivier  Restif
Alborada Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Director of Studies (NST Biology) at Robinson College
Postgraduate student
Professor of Global Health
Director, Cambridge-Africa
Fellow of Hughes Hall
Dr Andries  van Tonder
Research Associate
Postgraduate student
Associate Professor
Veterinary Surgeon in Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS)
Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science
Postgraduate student