Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou
Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou (DVM) is a Reader in gastrointestinal health at SRUC.
Her research focuses on developing sustainable nutritional alternatives to chemoprophylaxis for parasite control in livestock, to mitigate production losses, anthelmintic resistance and greenhouse gas emissions.
She has coordinated European and national projects and led research work on the use of bioactive forages and dietary protein supplementation for the replacement of anthelmintics for parasite control in small ruminants.
She has set up multiple in vitro and in vivo infection models and extensive experience in investigating the antiparasitic properties of plant extracts; she has links with groups of stakeholders and facilitate research outputs dissemination.