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Dr Clare Hamilton

Dr Clare Hamilton

Clare Hamilton

 +44 (0)131 445 5111

Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ


Clare is a researcher at the Moredun Institute. Her current interests inlcude:

  • Molecular epidemiology and transmission dynamics of Cryptosporidium spp: detection, speciation and typing of isolates from environmental samples (water samples as well as faecal material from livestock and wildlife) generated from one catchment area
  • Development and optimisation of recovery methods for detecting Cryptosporidium spp. in environmental samples
  • Development of a quantitative PCR for detection of zoonotic species of Cryptosporidium in water to facilitate outbreak investigations
  • Prevalence, genetic diversity and pathogenicity of Toxoplasma gondii in the Caribbean
  • Food safety and the role of organic/outdoor-reared animals in the transmission of zoonotic protozoa

Leading Ideas

  • Livestock Diseases
  • Water Resources
  • Food Safety

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 1: Natural Assets
  • 1.2 - Water Resources
  • 1.2.1 Water and its ecosystem functions
  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.2 - Livestock Production, Health, Welfare, and Disease Control
  • 2.2.6 Animal disease epidemiology
  • 1.2.3 Water environment resilience and adaption to change
  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1.3 Food safety