Mark Edward John Woolhouse

Mark Edward John Woolhouse was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2019. As a fellow, Mark Edward John Woolhouse contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

United Kingdom
Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh Mark Woolhouse is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. He studied biology and ecology at the Universities of Oxford and York and Queen’s in Canada, then held Research Fellowships at the University of Zimbabwe, Imperial College London and Oxford, before moving to Edinburgh in 1997. His research interests concern the population dynamics of pathogens, especially those associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and emerging infectious diseases, applying ecological and evolutionary approaches to combat threats to both human and animal health. He is an expert on the epidemiology and transmission of AMR between livestock and humans, advocating a One Health approach to reducing the burden of resistance. He has written a number of high-profile articles on global policy on AMR, is a frequent invited speaker to audiences of academics, clinicians and the general public and makes regular contributions in the press and media. He leads on AMR for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases – a grouping of over 800 scientists. He advises both national and international agencies (including DEFRA, FSA, WHO, US Institute of Medicine) and was awarded an OBE in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M) and Scottish Covid-19 Advisory Group.