University of Aberdeen
Current Position Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Telephone +44 (0)1224 272651
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling, Omics and Informatics

Key Research Interests

  • Wildlife disease ecology and zoonoses
  • Environmental and Socioeconomic drivers of disease risk in humans
  • Control of invasive and pest species
  • Molecular epidemiology

Recent Key Papers

Moseley, M., Rahelinirina, S., Rajerison, M., Garin, B., Piertney, S., & Telfer, S. (2018). Mixed leptospira infections in a diverse reservoir host community, Madagascar, 2013–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(6), 1138–1140.

Rahelinirina, S., Rajerison, M., Telfer, S., Savin, C., Carniel, E., & Duplantier, J. (2017). The Asian house shrew Suncus murinus as a reservoir and source of human outbreaks of plague in Madagascar. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(11), e0006072. pntd.0006072

Vogler, A. J., Andrianaivoarimanana, V., Telfer, S., Hall, C. M., Sahl, W., Hepp, C. M., … Rajerison, M. (2017). Temporal phylogeography of Yersinia pestis in Madagascar : Insights into the long-term maintenance of plague. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(9), e0005887. pntd.0005887

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Understanding the Generation and Dynamics of Bartonella Diversity in Fragmented Host Populations (UoA)
  • Optimising rodent control strategies in rural Madagascar to increase agricultural productivity and reduce zoonotic disease risk through targeted community actions (UoA)
  • Rickettsia epidemiology in Madagascar (Institut Pasteur de Madagascar)
  • Understanding hantavirus epidemiology in Madagascar using risk factor analysis and molecular epidemiology (Institut Pasteur de Madagascar)