Dr. Kevin Bown

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Peel Building - Room G32

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Biology


I studied for my first degree in Zoology at the University of Cardiff before completing an MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management at the University of York. My PhD was at the University of Liverpool where I studied diseases of woodland rodents with particular focus on vector-borne infections, before working as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the transmission and ecology of vector borne disease at Liverpool. I joined the School of Environment and Life Sciences in 2011 as a Lecturer in Biology and since 2015 I have been Programme Leader for the Biology, and Zoology programmes. In 2018 I was promoted to Senior Lecturer. 

Areas of research

Ticks, Lyme disease, Ecology, Anaplasma


My teaching links to my background in ecology and infectious disease and I coordinate the second year module ‘Ecology in Action’, as well as teaching on modules such as ‘Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases’.  I am interested in embedding quantitative skills through the curriculum both in formal statistics teaching and through practical, field and research based teaching.

Research Interests

My research focuses on increasing our understanding of the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne infections, particularly those transmitted by ticks.

I am particularly interested in determining the influence of biodiversity on risk of Lyme disease infection.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PgCert Academic Practice, University of Salford (2013)
  • PhD, University of Liverpool (2000)
  • MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management, University of York (1996)
  • BSc (Hons) in Zoology, University of Cardiff (1993)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)