Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Brook Building, BB427
+44 (0) 1772 89 4985
Subject Areas: Health and Social Care
My interests include the evolution and ecology of pathogens and the epidemiology of infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance. I have a particular interest in diseases associated with poverty, both in the UK and worldwide. I have worked on health inequalities in Sri Lanka and the UK.
Wimalarathna, H. M. L., Richardson, J. F., Lawson, A. J., Elson, R., Meldrum, R., Little, C. L., … Sheppard, S. K. (2013). Widespread acquisition of antimicrobial resistance among Campylobacter isolates from UK retail poultry and evidence for clonal expansion of resistant lineages. BMC Microbiology, 13, 160.
Wimalarathna, H.M.L., Sheppard, S.K. Ecological Factors that Influence Genetic Structure in Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter jejuni. in book: Current Topics in Phylogenetics and Phylogeography of Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems. In Tech. 2013.
Abid, M., Wimalarathna, H., Mills, J., Saldana, L., Pang, W., Richardson, J. F., … McCarthy, N. D. (2013). Duck liver-associated outbreak of Campylobacteriosis among humans, United Kingdom, 2011. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(8), 1310–3.
Pascoe B, Meric G, Yahara K, Wimaralathna H, Murray S, Hitchings MD, Sproston EL, Carrillo CD,Taboada EN, Cooper KK, Huynh S, Cody AJ, Jolley KA, Maiden MC, McCarthy ND, Didelot X, Parker C, Sheppard SK. (2016) Local genes for local bacteria: evidence of allopatry in the genomes of transatlantic Campylobacter populations. Molecular Ecology 10.1111/mec.14176