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Daniel McDowell

Mr Daniel McDowell

Graduate Demonstrator

School of Biosciences


After completing my MBiolSci in Zoology at the University of Sheffield, I took up a research assistant role at Cardiff University, helping a PhD student investigating the immune function of German cockroaches under coinfection with gregarines and nematodes. I was then employed on a ISSF population grant (Untangling intestinal schistosomiasis and malaria interactions using a longitudinal cohort study of mothers and pre-school children in Uganda) at Cardiff University. Here I investigated the interactions between malaria and schistosomiasis in ugandan preschool children and the comorbidities associated with coinfection. It was throughout this project I gained an interest in the ecology of trematodes and pursued a PhD in disease ecology.





  • Disease ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Biocontrol and integrated disease management


  • PGR Demonstrator