Infectious Diseases PhD/MPhil/MD
Major code: IDPR (PhD), IDMR (MPhil), IDMD (MD)
Infectious diseases remain major problems worldwide for people and animals. As well as impacting the health and wellbeing of people and animals, infectious diseases affect food security. In IGH we study a wide range of important infectious diseases of people and animals, including zoonotic diseases that transmit between animals and people. Our work occurs in UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Infection and Global Health related research in humans includes basic, clinical and epidemiological studies of a range of neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, vector-borne and sexually-transmitted infections of adults and children.
Infection and Global Health related in animals takes place predominantly at the Leahurst campus, where multidisciplinary staff, including clinically-qualified veterinary and medical researchers, statisticians, mathematicians and basic scientists, work together to address a range of issues. These include the investigation of zoonotic pathogens; the spread of antimicrobial resistance; understanding human behaviour as a driver of disease transmission; control and prevention of major infectious diseases of farmed and companion animals; and the influence of the environment and climate on the transmission of disease.
Available programmes for epidemiological research are:
- Infection & Global Health (Medical)
- Infection & Global Health (Veterinary)
- Infectious Diseases
Why choose Infection and Global Health?
The Institute integrates medical and veterinary research to enhance exchange of knowledge and skills, putting us at the forefront of the ‘one health agenda’. We offer an outstanding teaching and learning experience undertaken within a culture of research excellence, which keeps staff at the cutting edge of knowledge and ensures student talent is nurtured and celebrated.