UCL Division of Biosciences



Professor Sarah Cleaveland is a veterinary epidemiologist based at the University of Glasgow, U.K, who leads an inter-disciplinary research programme in Africa investigating zoonotic and livestock diseases. Her PhD research focused on rabies in the Serengeti, Tanzania, investigating multi-host reservoir dynamics, burden of disease and strategies for control and elimination. While still engaged with operational rabies research and policy, her research in Tanzania now addresses several other disease problems affecting human, animal and ecosystem health, including foot-and-mouth disease, malignant catarrhal fever, brucellosis, leptospirosis and Rift Valley Fever.
Professor Cleaveland is involved in several graduate training programmes and capacity-strengthening initiatives with African partner institutions.
Professor Cleaveland was a founding director of the Alliance for Rabies Control. In 2014 she was awarded an OBE for services to veterinary epidemiology and in 2016 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.