Animal & Veterinary Sciences
I graduated in Zoology from Liverpool John Moores University in 2015. My final year research project sought to understand avoidance behaviours of slugs to their parasitic nematodes. In 2017 I graduated with an MRes Infectious Diseases from University of Edinburgh, where I worked on a project whilst part of the Pedersen lab looking at the transmission dynamics of parasites in a multi-host wild rodent population.
My current PhD project aims to investigate whether behaviour change in livestock can be used as an indicator of parasite infection. I use social network analysis to identify changes in animal social structures as well as looking at changes in animal activity levels and feeding behaviours to determine early signs of parasitism in lambs.
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