University of Aberdeen
Current Position Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow
Previous Position Research fellow, University of Aberdeen
Telephone +44(0)1224 272 789
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling, Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Identifying animal reservoirs of neglected zoonotic pathogens
  • Host-pathogen interactions and transmission dynamics at the human-wildlife-livestock interface
  • Understanding the effects of environmental change on the ecology and evolution of pathogens
  • Developing tools for improving the diagnosis and control of important neglected pathogens
  • Using “One Health” approaches to the management of zoonotic pathogens

Recent Key Papers

  • Moseley, M., Rahelinirina, S., Rajerison, M., Garin, B., Piertney, S. and Telfer, S. (2018). Mixed leptospira infections in a diverse reservoir host community, Madagascar, 2013–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases 24,. doi: 10.3201/eid2406.180035
  • Rahelinirina, S., Moseley, M. H., Allan, K. J., Ramanohizakandrainy, E., Ravaoarinoro, S., Rajerison, M., Rakotoharinome, V. and Telfer, S. (2019). Leptospira in livestock in Madagascar: uncultured strains, mixed infections and small mammal-livestock transmission highlight challenges in controlling and diagnosing leptospirosis in the developing world. Parasitology 1–7. doi: 10.1017/s0031182019001252.
  • Allan K.J., Halliday J.E.B., Moseley M, et al. Assessment of animal hosts of pathogenic Leptospira in northern Tanzania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018;12(6):e0006444. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0006444

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Rachael Clark: Environmentally transmitted pathogens in wild red and roe deer: the role of land use and bioclimate