Imperial College London

MissCallyHam

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Location

 

Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Overview

I am part of the NERC funded Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP run by the Grantham Institute. Supervised by Professor Rosie Woodroffe at the Institute of Zoology, and Professor Christl Donnelly at Imperial College, my PhD is focussed on how badger and cattle behaviour is important in the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis.

We have 4 study areas located in Cornwall where the interactions between badgers and cattle have been monitored since 2013 using GPS collars. Future work will involve monitoring badger and cattle behavioural responses to potential sources of infection using camera traps. It is hoped that the results could be used to guide farm management techniques with the aim of minimising opportunities for M. bovis transmission.

 

Publications

Woodroffe, R., Donnelly, C.A., Ham, C., Jackson, S.Y., Moyes, K., Chapman, K., Stratton, N.G. and Cartwright, S.J., 2016. Badgers prefer cattle pasture but avoid cattle: implications for bovine tuberculosis control. Ecology Letters, 19(10), pp.1201-1208.

Woodroffe, R., Donnelly, C.A., Ham, C., Jackson, S.Y., Moyes, K., Chapman, K., Stratton, N.G. and Cartwright, S.J., 2016. Ranging behaviour of badgers Meles meles vaccinated with Bacillus Calmette Guerin. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Woodroffe, R., Donnelly, C.A., Ham, C., Jackson, S.Y., Moyes, K., Chapman, K., Stratton, N.G. and Cartwright, S.J., 2017. Use of farm buildings by wild badgers: implications for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 63(1), p.6.


 

Publications