Epidemiology, Economics and Risk Assessment


Our research uses data-driven evidence to impact on human and animal health policy.

COVID-19 Pandemic

EERA is active in providing evidences to support policy makers in their fight against COVID-19

Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC)

Flock of sheep
Aiming to advise the Scottish Government and industry stakeholders on the risk of spread of emerging diseases and on how to prevent it

Improving neonatal survival of lambs and suckled calves

Aims to develop evidence based advice for farmers to improve neonatal survival of lambs and suckled calves.

PigBoost: Improving pig production in Uganda

PigBoost aims to enable sustainable data-driven decisions to improve Uganda’s pig production, health, and welfare.

Measuring the burden of zoonosis and livestock diseases in Cameroon

EERA has a long history in carrying out epidemiological studies in Cameroon to better understand the burden of diseases in animal and human populations.

Accelerating rabies elimination in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

EERA and Mission Rabies are working together to improve the efficiency of rabies vaccination campaigns and surveillance in Africa and Asia.

High resolution genotypes and phenotypes

Lab work
EERA is currently applying extensive statistical approaches to study the link between livestock genetics, disease resistance and survival and developing new high resolution phenotyping tools.

Dog population management

Street dog in India
EERA group members are working with international charities Mission Rabies and Worldwide Veterinary Services to investigate the impact of neutering on populations of free-roaming dogs in Asia.

The Dogslife Project

The Dogslife project investigates the genetic and environmental factors which keep dogs healthy.

Foot and mouth disease

EERA group has a long standing interest in research on foot and mouth disease both in the UK and abroad

African swine fever

EERA group is investigating how to control and prevent the spread of African swine fever in both the UK and Africa.