• 10 Inverness Campus, SRUC,

    IV2 5NA Inverness

    United Kingdom

  • 10 Inverness Campus Inverness IV2 5NA

    United Kingdom

20162021
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Personal profile

Research interests

  • I graduated from Evora University, Portugal, in 2010, completing my MSc (Integrated Master) in Veterinary Medicine, in the subjects of Epidemiology and Public Health. In May 2011 I started work as a researcher at the Entomological Surveillance Program of Culicoides midges, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon. Besides my work in the epidemiology of Culicoides and bluetongue disease, in the same period, I also studied the epidemiology of ticks from Ornithodoros erraticus complex and African swine fever, bovine and sheep brucellosis and bovine and wild tuberculosis.
  • Later, in May 2015, I joined the Epidemiology Research Unit, SRUC, as a quantitative veterinary epidemiologist. I worked for the LymeMAP project, a project aiming to contribute for a better understanding of Lyme disease epidemiology and risk communication.
  • In October 2017 I started my PhD entitled “Predicting Lyme Disease risk: Improving the knowledge of Ixodes ricinus and Borrelia burgdorferi dynamics in Scotland through structured data collection and citizen science” with the University of Edinburgh and SRUC.
  • My current research interests are the application of statistical methods to improve the knowledge of the distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks and the application of citizen science to improve the knowledge on tick encounter rates and how they vary with different geographical areas, habitats and times of year.
  • My current research areas include: Ticks and tick borne diseases, specifically Ixodes ricinus and Lyme disease; modelling tick distribution (spatial and temporal trends); study of tick infection with Borrelia burgdorferi; application and analysis of citizen science data.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Evora

1 Sep 200417 Dec 2010

Keywords

  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Q Science (General)
  • SF Animal culture

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2018 2019

Using citizen science to improve the knowledge of tick distribution in Scotland

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gunn, GJ., Gilbert, L., Macrae, A., Duncan, A., Reeves, A. & Auty, HK., 3 Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Scotland
Ticks
citizen
science
website
2 Downloads (Pure)

Using imperfect data in predictive mapping of vectors: a regional example of Ixodes ricinus distribution

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gilbert, L., Wint, G. R. W., Gunn, GJ., Macrae, A., Medlock, J. M. & Auty, HK., 14 Nov 2019, In : Parasites and Vectors. 12, 13 p., 536.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ixodes
Uncertainty
Ticks
Decision Making
Deer

Assessing the spatial distribution of Ixodes ricinus in Scotland using a Bayesian approach

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gunn, GJ., Gilbert, L., Macrae, A. & Auty, HK., 3 Dec 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Ixodes ricinus
Scotland
spatial distribution
tick
ticks

Using citizen science to improve the knowledge of tick distribution in Scotland

Ribeiro, R., Eze, JI., Gilbert, L., Gunn, GJ., Macrae, A., Duncan, A., Reeves, A. & Auty, HK., 3 Dec 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Scotland
Ticks
citizen
science
website