School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Veterinary and bee health

Veterinary and bee health

We conduct research with the aim of preserving the health of bees, specifically looking at chronic bee paralysis virus.

We study pathogenic diseases in bee and livestock systems. Bees are important pollinators of agricultural crops, but recent years have seen an increasing number of emergent pests and disease impacting their health.

Our group combine expertise in molecular biology, parasite biology, bee biology, pollinator management, modelling and statistics to improve our understanding of bee health.

We aim to highlight management methods that help to minimise impact on this important group of pollinators.

Chicken is a major food resource in many parts of the world. We study epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, which are responsible for many food-borne diseases in humans.