Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE FRS
Professor Sarah Cleaveland’s research on rabies demonstrated the feasibility of eliminating rabies in Tanzania and has made a pivotal contribution to the development of international strategies for global rabies elimination.
Her research platform in East Africa now addresses a wide range of infectious disease problems affecting human, domestic animal and wildlife health. She works to raise awareness of the impact of neglected diseases, to investigate infection dynamics in natural ecosystems, and to identify cost-effective disease control measures that will improve human health, livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. Professor Cleaveland plays an active role in several capacity-strengthening initiatives and research consortia with African partner institutions.
Professor Cleaveland is a founding Director of the Alliance for Rabies Control, which spearheads the World Rabies Day campaigns. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and in 2014 was awarded an OBE for services to veterinary epidemiology.
Professor of Comparative Epidemiology, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
Interest and expertise
- Organismal biology, evolution and ecology
- Agricultural and forest science, Ecology (incl behavioural ecology), Epidemiology (non-clinical)
Livestock systems, Livestock disease and productivity, Conservation biology, Ecosystem health, Zoonoses, Animal infections, One Health