Dr Harriet Auty

Veterinary Epidemiologist
Future Farming Systems - Epidemiology Research Unit

Research interests 

I am a veterinary epidemiologist with interests in the dynamics, impacts and control of livestock diseases, particularly vector borne diseases and zoonoses.

I qualified as a vet from University of Liverpool in 2004 and after a stint in general practice moved to University of Edinburgh for a PhD at the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. My PhD focused on the epidemiology and ecology of vector borne zoonoses in Tanzania. As a post doc at University of Glasgow I was involved with designing, implementing and coordinating field projects on disease surveillance and endemic foot and mouth disease in Tanzania.

I am based in the SRUC Epidemiology Research Unit in Inverness. My work focuses on two main areas. I work on outbreak response, contingency planning and science-policy liaison for EPIC – the Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. I also work on epidemiology of vector-borne diseases including trypanosomiasis in Tanzania, and Lyme disease in Scotland.

Selected research projects

  • EPIC Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (RESAS)
  • Life on the Edge: Tackling human African trypanosomiasis around wilderness areas (BBSRC/DfID Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Systems)
  • Lymeapp (European Space Agency)

PhD students

  • Fiona Allan (Roslin Institute) - East Coast Fever and vaccination at the livestock/wildlife interface
  • Rita Ribeiro (SRUC/University of Edinburgh) - Predicting Lyme Disease risk


    Selected publications

    See all of Harriet Auty's publications here.

    Dr Harriet Auty

    Veterinary Epidemiologist

    Address: Future Farming Systems
    Epidemiology Research Unit
    Plot 10, An Lòchran
    Inverness Campus
    Inverness
    IV2 5NA

    Telephone: 01463 246 071

    Fax: 01463 236 579

    E-mail: harriet.auty@sruc.ac.uk