Thanks for taking the timeIMG_0197 to visit my site! I’m a Research Fellow at the Moredun Research Institute, working in the Disease Control group. Research at the Moredun aims to improve livestock health and welfare through the prevention and control of infectious diseases. I’m an evolutionary ecologist by training and aim to bring my experience of disease ecology and statistical approaches to address the causes and consequences of variation in responses to infection.

My previous work has been conducted on wild populations of animals and pre-industrial humans, but I now focus on trying to understand the causes and consequences of defence against infection in a wild population of Soay sheep and in ruminant livestock.  See my Publications page, Google Scholar and ORCID profiles for more details.

My News and Ramblings page contains various posts on my latest activities and random thoughts about academic life, but it’s not updated as often as I’d like; ditto the page trying to keep track of my Outreach and Media work. I also love academic Twitter and although I’m not massively prolific, I try and tweet vaguely often, so follow me @adhayward18!

To get in touch, please send me an email at adam[dot]hayward[at]moredun[dot]ac[dot]uk.