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Ecology and Conservation

Dr Jared Wilson-Aggarwal

Dr Jared Wilson-Aggarwal

Lecturer in Wildlife Sciences

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 Stella Turk Building Lower ground floor, B046-L14


University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE


I am a researcher with an interest in contributing to a 'One Health' approach of tackling zoonotic diseases. To date, my research has focused on better understanding individual variation in space use and contacts, with these insights helping to identify pathways to infection, explore the dynamics of epidemics and inform novel strategies to manage emerging diseases.


Oct 2023 – Present          Lecturer, University of Exeter
July 2020 – Sept 2023     Research Fellow, University of Leeds
Sept 2015 – Feb 2020     PhD, University of Exeter             
Aug 2012 – Sept 2014     Research Associate, University of Cambridge & University of Exeter

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Research interests

  • Spatial ecology
  • Social ecology
  • Disease ecology
  • The interface between humans, domestic animals & wildlife
  • Impacts and management of companion animal


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Past projects

The SARS-CoV-2 Acquisition in Frontline health Care Workers – Evaluation to Inform Response (SAFER)
Collaborators: NHS and UCL Hospital
Coordinated investigations into the within hospital behaviours of healthcare workers and their risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Ecology and epidemiology of Guinea worm infection in dogs
Collaborators: The Carter Center, WHO, Ethiopian Public Health Institute and Chad Ministry of Public Health.
Conducted studies for the global Guinea worm eradication programme, investigating dog husbandry and dog behaviour to determine the transmission pathways for Guinea worm infection in dogs.

The social and spatial ecology of free-ranging domestic dogs in Africa
Collaborators: Institute for Scientific Interchange, Turin
Investigated the space use and contact rates of free-ranging domestic dogs in rural Africa to inform interventions for canine mediated rabies.

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