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Bryan Markey

Senior Lecturer

School Of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166183
Email: bryan.markey@ucd.ie

Biography

Educational and Training Background
1980 - 1985 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin.
1986 - 1987 Department of Statistics, University of Dublin, Trinity College. Awarded Diploma in Statistics
1987 - 1991 Department of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, Queen's University of Belfast. Awarded Doctor of Philosophy Title of PhD thesis: "Chlamydial Infection of Sheep" Appointments
July 1985 - October 1985 Veterinary assistant in a large animal practice in Co. Offaly
Oct. 1985 - Oct. 1986 House surgeon in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCD
Oct. 1986 - Oct. 1991 Assistant lecturer in Dept. of Vet. Microbiology and Parasitology
Oct. 1991 - 1997 College lecturer in Dept. of Vet. Microbiology and Parasitology
June 1997 - present Statutory lecturer in Vet. Microbiology
1998 - 2008 Principal investigator (Infection, inflammation and immunity), Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research (Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre)
October 2002 - 2004 Head of Department, Dept. of Vet. Microbiology and Parasitology 

Sabbaticals:
1987-1988 Veterinary Sciences Division, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
2005 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: British Veterinary Association, Function/Role:
Association: Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Function/Role: Member of Executive, Secretary of Irish Region, Chairman
Association: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Function/Role:
Association: Veterinary Council of Ireland, Function/Role:
     

Conference Contributions

Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R. Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. and Fanning, S.; (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW), Liverpool, United Kingdom , 15-MAY-06 - 23-MAY-06.
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R. Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. and Fanning, S.; (2005) Comparative features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Asscoiation of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW), Dublin , 15-MAR-05 - 23-MAR-05.
Graham E., Keating P., Callanan J.J., Markey B. & Quinn P.J.; (2002) Interdigitating and follicular dendritic cell populations in feline lymph nodes. [Published Abstract], Proceedings of the 5th International Feline Retrovirus research Symposium, May, 20 (2000), Canne, France , 20-MAY-02 - 20-MAY-02.
Sammin D.J., Markey B.K., Bassett H.F. and McElroy M.C.; (2004) Comparison of foetal and maternal placental-immunopathological responses in Chlamyophila abortus-challenged sheep. [Poster Presentation], Fifth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research, Budapest , 01-SEP-04 - 04-SEP-04.
Sammin D.J., Markey B.K., Bassett H.F. and McElroy M.; (2004) Rechallenge of previously infected pregnant ewes with Chlamydophila abortus. [Oral Presentation], Fifth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia research, Budapest , 01-SEP-04 - 04-SEP-04.
COST Members ; (2005) Annual Meeting 2005. [Chaired Session], COST 855, Animal chlamydioses and the zoonotic implications, Siena , 23-SEP-05 - 23-SEP-05.
COST Members ; (2006) Annual meeting 2006. [Chaired Session], COST 855, Animal chlamydioses and the zoonotic implications, Edinburgh , 07-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06.
COST Members ; (2006) Meeting of Working Groups 4 and 5. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], COST 855, Animal chlamydioses and the zoonotic implications, CVRL, Backweston , 08-JUN-06 - 09-JUN-06.
COST members ; (2006) Annual Meeting 2006. [Invited Lecture], COST 854, Protozoal Reproduction Losses in Farm Animals, Liege , 05-SEP-06 - 05-SEP-06.

Committees

Committee : Management Group UVH
Committee : Steering Group Advisory Committee on Academic Management
Committee : Expert Panel Member: UCD Seed Funding for Research, Internal and External Collaboration Programme

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Assistant Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Statutory Lecturer

Education

Year 1987 Institution: Trinity College, Dublin
Qualification: H Dip Statistics Subject: Statisitics
Year 1985 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MVB Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1985 Institution: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK
Qualification: MRCVS Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Markey BK, Leonard FC, Archambault M, Cullinane A and Maguire D. (2013) Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. Edinburgh: Mosby/Elsevier. [Details]
Quinn PJ, Markey BK, Leonard FC, FitzPatrick ES, Fanning S and Hartigan PJ; (2011) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease Second Edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
Quinn, P.J, Markey, B.K., Carter, M.E., Donnelly, W.J. and Leonard, F.C.; (2002) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease . : Blackwell Science Ltd. [Details]
Quinn, P.J., Donnelly, W.J.C., Carter, M.E., Markey, B.K.J., Torgerson, P.R., Breathnach, R.M.S.; (1997) Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of the Dog and Cat. London: W.B. Saunders. [Details]
Quinn P.J. and Markey B.K.; (2003) Concise Review of Veterinary Micvrobiology. : Blackwell Publishing. [Details]
Quinn, P.J., Markey, B.K., Carter, M.E., Donnelly, W.J. and Leonard, F.C.; (2002) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease. : Blackwell Science. [Details]
Quinn, P.J., Carter M.E., Markey, B. and Carter G.R.; (1994) Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. : Mosby Wolfe. [Details]

Book Chapters

Quinn P.J. and Markey B.K.; (2001) 'Disinfection and Disease Prevention in Veterinary Medicine' In: Block S.S (eds). Disinfection, Sterilization and Preservation, 5th edition. , pp.1069-1104 [Details]
Quinn P.J. and Markey B.K.; (1999) 'Virucidal activity of biocides. B. Activity against veterinary viruses' In: Russell A.D., Hugo W.B. and Ayliffe G.A.J (eds). Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization, 3rd edition. , pp.187-196 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Donovan, J,Proctor, A,Gutierrez, J,Worrell, S,Nally, J,Marques, P,Brady, C,McElroy, M,Sammin, D,Buxton, D,Maley, S,Bassett, H,Markey, B (2012) 'Distribution of Lesions in Fetal Brains Following Experimental Infection of Pregnant Sheep With Toxoplasma gondii'. Veterinary Pathology, 49 :462-469. [DOI] [Details]
Gutierrez, J,O'Donovan, J,Proctor, A,Brady, C,Marques, PX,Worrall, S,Nally, JE,McElroy, M,Bassett, H,Fagan, J,Maley, S,Buxton, D,Sammin, D,Markey, BK (2012) 'Application of quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion of ewes'. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc, 24 :846-854. [DOI] [Details]
Marques, PX,O' Donovan, J,Williams, EJ,Gutierrez, J,Worrall, S,McElroy, M,Proctor, A,Brady, C,Sammin, D,Bassett, H,Buxton, D,Maley, S,Markey, BK,Nally, JE (2012) 'Detection of Toxoplasma gondii antigens reactive with antibodies from serum, amniotic, and allantoic fluids from experimentally infected pregnant ewes'. Veterinary Parasitology, 185 :91-100. [DOI] [Details]
Raleigh, PJ,Sammin, DJ,Connell, J,Markey, BK,O'Connor, M (2012) 'Surveillance for antibodies to West Nile virus in Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 170 . [DOI] [Details]
W.FitzGerald, Cassidy, J.P., Clery, D., Markey, B.K., Doherty,M.L. ; (0) 'A study of oral and digital lesions in Irish sheep'. Research in Veterinary Science, 76 . [Details]
Cassidy, J, Doherty, ML, Markey, B, ; (2006) 'Use of nasal swabs in diagnosis of respiratory disease'. Veterinary Record, 158 (13):456-456. [Details]
DeWaal T, Zintl A, Halova D, Mulcahy G, O'Donovan J, Markey B, ; (2009) 'In vitro culture combined with quantitative TaqMan PCR for the assessment of Toxoplasma gondii tissue cyst viability'. Veterinary Parasitology, 164 (2-4):167-172. [DOI] [Details]
Marques, P.X., O'Donovan, J., Souda, P., Gutierrez, J., Williams, E.J., Worrall, S., McElroy, M., Proctor, A.,Brady, C.,Sammin, D.,Basset, H., Whitelegge, J.P., Markey, B.K., Nally, J.E.; (2011) 'Amniotic and allantoic fluids from experimentally infected sheep contain immunoglobulin specific for Chlamydophila abortus'. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 140 :1-9. [DOI] [Details]
Markey B. (2011) 'Chlamydial infection in cattle: the burden of proof?'. The Veterinary Journal, . [Details]
Gibbons, JF,Markey, BK,Jahns, H,Boland, F,Abbott, Y,Burns, A,Egan, J,Fanning, S,Gutierrez, M,Leonard, FC (2013) 'Investigation of the persistence and transmission of MRSA CC 5 in pigs following intra-nasal inoculation'. Veterinary Microbiology, 162 :771-778. [DOI] [Details]
Gibbons, JF,Boland, F,Buckley, JF,Butler, F,Egan, J,Fanning, S,Markey, BK,Leonard, FC (2013) 'Influences on antimicrobial prescribing behaviour of veterinary practitioners in cattle practice in Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 172 . [DOI] [Details]
Gutierrez, J., Williams, E.J., O'Donovan, J., Brady, C., Proctor, A.F., Marques, P.X., Worrall, S., Nally, J.E., McElroy, M., Bassett, H.F., Sammin, D.J., Markey, B.K.; (2011) 'Monitoring clinical outcomes, pathological changes and shedding of Chlamydophila abortus following experimental challenge of periparturient ewes utilizing the natural route of infection'. Veterinary Microbiology, 147 :119-126. [DOI] [Details]
Worrall, S., Sammin, D.J., Bassett, H.F., Reid, C.J., Gutierrez, J., Marques, P.X., Nally, J.E., O'Donovan, J., Williams, E.J., Proctor, A., Markey, B.K.; (2011) 'Interferon-gamma expression in trophoblast cells in pregnant ewes challenged with Chlamydophila abortus'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 90 (2):214-219. [DOI] [Details]
Sait, M., Clark, E.M., Wheelhouse, N., Spalding, L., Livingstone, M., Sachseh, K., Markey, B.K., Magnino, S., Siarkou, V.I., Vretou, E., Caro, M.R., Yaga, R., Lainson, F.A., Smith, D.G.E., Wright, F., Longbottom, D.; (2011) 'Genetic variability of Chlamydophila abortus strains assessed by PCR-RFLP analysis of polymorphic membrane protein-encoding genes'. Veterinary Microbiology, 151 :284-290. [DOI] [Details]
Raleigh, P.J., Flynn, O., O'Connor, M., Minihan, D., Connell, J., Sammin, D.J., Markey, B.K.; (2011) 'Phylogenetic analysis of H and N2 genes of avian influenza viruses detected in Ireland between 2003 and 2007'. Epidemiology and infection, 139 :1191-1201. [DOI] [Details]
Rojas P, Monahan AM, Schuller S, Miller IS, Markey BK, Nally JE.; (2010) 'Detection and quantification of leptospires in urine of dogs: a maintenance host for the zoonotic disease leptospirosis'. European Journal for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases, . [Details]
Abbott, Y,Acke, E,Khan, S,Muldoon, EG,Markey, BK,Pinilla, M,Leonard, FC,Steward, K,Waller, A; (2010) 'Zoonotic transmission of Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus from a dog to a handler'. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59 :120-123. [DOI] [Details]
Abbott, Y,Leggett, B,Rossney, AS,Leonard, FC,Markey, BK; (2010) 'Isolation rates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in dogs, cats and horses in Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 166 :451-455. [DOI] [Details]
Abbott, Y,Leonard, FC,Markey, BK; (2010) 'Detection of three distinct genetic lineages in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from animals and veterinary personnel'. Epidemiology and infection, 138 :764-771. [DOI] [Details]
Leggett, BA,De Zoysa, A,Abbott, YE,Leonard, N,Markey, B,Efstratiou, A; (2010) 'Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from a wound in a horse'. Veterinary Record, 166 :656-657. [DOI] [Details]
Acke, E,Abbott, Y,Pinilla, M,Markey, BK,Leonard, FC; (2010) 'Isolation of Streptococcus zooepidemicus from three dogs in close contact with horses'. Veterinary Record, 167 :102-103. [DOI] [Details]
Marques, PX,Souda, P,O'Donovan, J,Gutierrez, J,Gutierrez, EJ,Worrall, S,McElroy, M,Proctor, A,Brady, C,Sammin, D,Basset, HF,Whitelegge, JP,Markey, BE,Nally, JE; (2010) 'Identification of Immunologically Relevant Proteins of Chlamydophila abortus Using Sera from Experimentally Infected Pregnant Ewes'. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 17 :1274-1281. [DOI] [Details]
Gutierrez, J,O'Donovan, J,Williams, E,Proctor, A,Brady, C,Marques, PX,Worrall, S,Nally, JE,McElroy, M,Bassett, H,Sammin, D,Buxton, D,Maley, S,Markey, BK; (2010) 'Detection and quantification of Toxoplasma gondu in ovine maternal and foetal tissues from experimentally infected pregnant ewes using real-time PCR'. Veterinary Parasitology, 172 :8-15. [DOI] [Details]
Leggett BA, De Zoysa A, Abbott YE, Leonard N, Markey B, Efstratiou A.; (2010) 'Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from a wound in a horse'. Veterinary Record, 166 :656-657. [Details]
DeWaal T, Zintl A, Halova D, Mulcahy G, O'Donovan J, Markey B, ; (2009) 'In vitro culture combined with quantitative TaqMan PCR for the assessment of Toxoplasma gondii tissue cyst viability'. Veterinary Parasitology, 164 (2-4):167-172. [DOI] [Details]
Waller AS, Abbott Y, Acke E, Khan S, Muldoon E, Markey B, Pinilla M, Leonard F, Steward K, ; (2009) 'Zoonotic transmission of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus from a dog to a handler'. Journal of Medical Microbiology, (NA). [DOI] [Details]
Sammin D., Markey B., Bassett H. and Buxton D. ; (2009) 'The ovine placenta and placentitis ¿ a review'. Veterinary Microbiology, 135 :90-97. [Details]
Zintl, A,Halova, D,Mulcahy, G,O'Donovan, J,Markey, B,DeWaal, T; (2009) 'In vitro culture combined with quantitative TaqMan PCR for the assessment of Toxoplasma gondii tissue cyst viability'. Veterinary Parasitology, 164 :167-172. [DOI] [Details]
Raleigh, PJ,Flynn, O,O'Connor, M,O'Donovan, T,Purcell, B,De Burca, M,Regazzoli, V,Minihan, D,Connell, J,Markey, BK,Sammin, DJ; (2009) 'Avian influenza viruses detected by surveillance of waterfowl in Ireland during 2003-2007'. Epidemiology and infection, 137 :464-472. [DOI] [Details]
Sheehan, M., Cassidy, J.P., Brady, J., Ball, H., Doherty, M.L., Quinn, P.J., Nicholas, R.A.J. and Markey, B.K. ; (2007) 'An aetio-pathological study of chronic bronchopneumonia in lambs in Ireland'. The Veterinary Journal, 173 :630-637. [Details]
Boughton, C., Egan, J., Kelly, G., Markey, B., Leonard, N. ; (2007) 'Quantitative examination of Salmonella spp. in the lairage environment of a pig abattoir'. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 4 (11):26-32. [Details]
Leonard N, Boughton C, Egan J, Kelly G, Markey B, ; (2007) 'Rapid infection of pigs following exposure to environments contaminated with different levels of Salmonella typhimurium'. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 4 (1):33-40. [DOI] [Details]
Abbott Y, Leonard N, Markey B, Rossney A, Dunne J.; (2007) 'Persistence of MRSA infection'. The Veterinary Record, 160 (24):851-852. [Details]
Leonard F.C. and Markey B.K. ; (2007) 'Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals: a review'. Veterinary Journal, 175 :27-36. [Details]
Sammin, DJ; Markey, BK; Quinn, PJ; McElroy, MC; Bassett, HF; ; (2006) 'Comparison of fetal and maternal inflammatory responses in the ovine placenta after experimental infection with Chlamydophila abortus'. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 135 (2-3):83-92. [Details]
Leonard, F.C., Abbott, Y., Rossney, A., Quinn, P.J., O'Mahony, R. & Markey, B.K.; (2006) 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a veterinary surgeon and five dogs in the same practice'. VETERINARY RECORD, 158 :155-159. [Details]
Cassidy, J, Doherty, ML, Markey, B, ; (2006) 'Use of nasal swabs in diagnosis of respiratory disease'. Veterinary Record, 158 (13):456-456. [Details]
Breslin, P,McElroy, M,Bassett, H,Markey, B; (2006) 'Vacuolar lesion profile of BsE in the Republic of Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 159 :889-890. [Details]
Leonard, FC,Abbott, Y,Rossney, A,Quinn, PI,O'Mahony, R,Markey, BK; (2006) 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a veterinary surgeon and five dogs in one practice'. Veterinary Record, 158 :155-159. [Details]
Sammin, DJ,Markey, BK,Quinn, PJ,McElroy, MC,Bassett, HF; (2006) 'Comparison of fetal and maternal inflammatory responses in the ovine placenta after experimental infection with Chlamydophila abortus'. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 135 :83-92. [DOI] [Details]
O'Mahony, R., Abbott, Y., Leonard, F.C., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P.J., Fanning, S. & Rossney, A.S.; (2005) 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals and veterinary personnel in Ireland'. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, 109 :285-296. [Details]
Byrne, W,Markey, B,McCormack, R,Egan, J,Ball, H,Sachse, K; (2005) 'Persistence of Mycoplasma bovis infection in the mammary glands of lactating cows inoculated experimentally'. Veterinary Record, 156 :767-771. [Details]
Sheehan, M,Markey, B,Cassidy, J,Ball, H,Duane, M,Doherty, ML; (2005) 'New transtracheal bronchoalveolar lavage technique for the diagnosis of respiratory disease in sheep'. Veterinary Record, 157 :309-313. [Details]
Boughton C., Leonard F.C., Egan J.,Kelly G.,O'Mahony P., Markey B.K., Griffin M.; (2004) 'Prevalence and number of Salmonella in Irish retail pork sausages'. Journal of Food Protection, 67 :1834-1839. [Details]
Montague AL., Markey BK., Jones BR., Larkin H., McAllister H., Quinn PJ.; (2002) 'A study of greyhounds with tonsillar enlargement and a history of poor racing performance'. Veterinary Journal, 164 :106-115. [Details]
Quinn, PJ; Markey, BK; ; (2001) 'A review of foot-and-mouth disease'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 54 (4). [Details]
Byrne, WJ,McCormack, R,Brice, N,Egan, J,Markey, B,Ball, HJ; (2001) 'Isolation of Mycoplasma bovis from bovine clinical samples in the Republic of Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 148 :331-333. [Details]
Doherty, M.L., Bassett, H.F., Markey, B., Healy, A.M. and Sammin, D.; (1998) 'Severe foot lameness in cattle associated with invasive spirochaetes'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 51 :195-198. [Details]
Sheehy, N; Markey, B; Quinn, PJ; ; (1997) 'Analysis of partial 16S rRNA nucleotide sequences of Chlamydia pecorum and C-psittaci'. Fems Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 17 (4):201-205. [Details]
Markey, B; Bassett, H; Sheehy, N; Gleeson, M; Clements, L; ; (1996) 'Chlamydial abortion in an Irish sheep flock'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 49 (5). [Details]
Doherty, M.L., Bassett, H.F., Grimes, T.D., Markey, B.K ; (1996) 'Corneal orf in a lamb. '. Veterinary Record, 138 . [Details]
SAMMIN, DJ; MARKEY, BK; BASSETT, HF; ; (1995) 'RABBIT HEMORRHAGIC-DISEASE IN IRELAND'. Veterinary Record, 137 (23):599-600. [Details]
Doherty, M.L., McIlroy, M., Markey, B.F., Carter, M. and Ball, H. ; (1994) 'Isolation of Mycoplasma bovis from a calf imported into the Republic of Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 135 :259-260. [Details]
Doherty, M. L. and Markey, B. K.; (1987) 'An unusual cause of anterior pain in a cow'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 41 :381-385. [Details]
Salti-Montesanto V., Tsoli E., Papavassiliou P., Psarrou E., Markey B.K., Jones G.E. and Vretou E.; (1997) 'Diagnosis of ovine enzootic abortion, using a competitive ELISA based on monoclonal antibodies against variable segments 1 and 2 of the major outer membrane protein of Chlamydia psittaci serotype 1'. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 58 :228-235. [Details]
Sheehy N., Markey B., Gleeson M., and Quinn P.J.; (1996) 'Differentiation of Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia pecorum strains by species-specific PCR'. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 34 :3175-3179. [Details]
Markey, B., Wan, C., Hanger, J., Phillips, C. and Timms, P.; (2007) 'Use of quantitative real-time PCR to monitor the shedding of chlamydiae in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)'. Veterinary Microbiology, 120 :334-342. [Details]
Markey B.K., McNulty M.S., and Todd D.; (1993) 'Comparison of serological tests for the diagnosis of Chlamydia psittaci infection of sheep'. Veterinary Microbiology, 36 :233-252. [Details]
Markey B.K., McNulty M.S., Todd D. and Mackie D.P.; (1993) 'Comparison of ovine abortion and non-abortion isolates of Chlamydia psittaci using inclusion morphology, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, restriction endonuclease analysis and reactivity with monoclonal antibodies'. Veterinary Microbiology, 35 :141-159. [Details]
Markey B.K., McNulty M.S. and Burns K.; (1993) 'Chlamydia psittaci infection in sheep in Northern Ireland'. Veterinary Record, :132-389. [Details]
Healy A.M., Monaghan M.L., Bassett H.F., Gunn H.M., Markey B.K. and Collins J.D.; (1993) 'Morbidity and mortality in a large Irish feedlot; microbiological and serological findings in cattle with acute respiratory disesae'. British Veterinary Journal, 149 :549-560. [Details]

Other Journals

B. Markey (2012) 'Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis' It's Your Field Autumn (7) :22-23. [Details]
Breathnach, R., Markey, B.J.; (1996) 'Feline Dermatology' Irish Veterinary Journal 49 :307-310. [Details]

Conference Publications

Boughton, C,Leonard, FC,Egan, J,Kelly, G,O'Mahony, P,Markey, BK,Griffin, M (2004) JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION Prevalence and number of Salmonella in Irish retail pork sausages , pp.1834-1839 [Details]
Burns A., Shore A., Gibbons J., McManus B., Abbott Y., Markey B., Murphy A., Coleman D., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J. and Leonard F (2011) Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pig herd in Ireland Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting [Details]
Burns A., Gibbons J., Markey B., Fanning S., Abbott Y., Gutierrez M., Leonard F. (2012) A longitudinal study of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in pigs in Ireland Society For General Microbiology, Irish Branch, Spring Meeting [Details]
Cashman D., Markey B., Leonard F., Cloughley G. and Lee A (2012) Collaborative Resource Development: Teaching of basic concepts and practical techniques in microbiology through the use of video clips Association of American Veterinary Medical Annual Conference, Washington [Details]
Michelle Sait, Morag Livingstone, Nick Wheelhouse, Bryan Markey, Simone Magnino and David Longbottom. (2012) Comparative genomic analysis of three Chlamydia pecorum strains associated with different disease manifestations Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research, Amsterdam [Details]
Burns A., Shore A., Gibbons J., McManus B., Abbott Y., Markey B., Murphy A., Coleman D., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J., Leonard F.. (2013) Methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in pig herds in Ireland Society for General Microbiology, Dublin [Details]
O¿Donovan J., Gutierrez J., Williams E., Proctor A., Worrall S., Marques P., Brady C., McElroy M., Maley S., Nally J., Buxton D., Sammin D., Bassett H. and Markey B. (2013) Comparative aspects of placental pathology and immunopathology in ewes challenged with Chlamydophila abortus or Toxoplasma gondii Second European Meeting on Animal Chlamydioses and Zoonotic Implications, Jena, Germany [Details]
Doherty S., Mansoor F., Earley B., Cassidy J.P., Markey B. and Welsh M.D. ; (2011) Immune responses to a polymeric (PLGA) nanoparticle vaccine carrier technology in cattle Vaccine and ISV Annual Global Congress, 2nd to 4th October, Seattle, USA [Details]
Leggett B., Shore A., Abbott Y., McManus B., Markey B. Coleman D. and Leonard F. ; (2011) First report of resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) clusters in small animals and seals in Ireland ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications. Washington 8th to 11th September [Details]
Burns A., Shore A., Gibbons J., McManus B., Abbott Y., Markey B., Murphy A., Coleman D., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J. and Leonard F. ; (2011) Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pig herd in Ireland ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications Washington 8th to 11th September [Details]
Gutierrez J., O¿Donovan J., Proctor A.F., Brady C., Marques P.X., Worrall S., Nally J.E., McElroy M., Bassett H., Sammin D., Fagan J., Maley S., Buxton B. and Markey B.K. ; (2011) Application of a duplex real-time PCR for the detection of Chlamydophila abortus and Toxoplasma gondii in ovine abortion samples 9th German Chlamydia Workshop. Ascona, Switzerland, February 22 to 25 [Details]
Gibbons J., Burns A., Markey B., Jahns H., Abbott Y., Egan J., Gutierrez M., Fanning J., Fanning S. and Leonard F. ; (2011) Investigation of MRSA transmission between pigs and the environment following intra-nasal inoculation SafePork Conference. 19th to 22nd June, Maastricht [Details]
Mulholland C., McKillen J., Earley B., Markey B., Cassidy J., Welsh M., McMenamy M. and Allan G. ; (2011) Development of a loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the detection of bluetongue virus 8 (BTV8) Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Carrickdale Hotel [Details]
Mansoor F., Earley B., Cassidy J., Markey B., Foster C., Doherty S. and Welsh M.D. ; (2010) Immune response to intranasal delivery of nanoparticles containing bovine parainfluenza type-3 virus (BPI3V) proteins in mice Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Gibbons J., Burns A., Markey B., Egan J., Gutierrez M., Abbott Y., Fanning S. and Leonard F. ; (2010) Experimental colonisation and transmission studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Irish pigs Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Burns A., Gibbons J., Markey B., Abbott Y., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J. and Leonard F. ; (2010) Colonisation patterns of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci in a pig herd in Ireland Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Raleigh P.J., Flynn O., O¿Connor M., Minihan D., Connell J., Sammin D.J. and Markey B.K; (2010) Phylogenetic analysis of H and N2 genes of avian influenza viruses detected between 2003 and 2007 Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Marques P.X., Puneet S., O¿Donovan J., Gutierrez J., Williams E.J., Worrall S., M. McElroy, Proctor A., Brady C., Sammin D., Bassett H., Whitelegge J.P., Markey B.K. and Nally J.E.. ; (2010) Identification of antigens of Chlamydophila abortus expressed during infection of pregnant ewes Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, York, March 29th-31st [Details]
Marques P.X., O¿Donovan J., Gutierrez J., Williams E.J., Worrall S., M. McElroy, Proctor A., Brady C., Sammin D., Bassett H., Maley S., Buxton D., Nally J.E. and Markey B.K. ; (2010) ). Characterisation of immunoglobulins in the foetal fluids of pregnant ewes experimentally infected with Chlamydophila abortus and Toxoplasma gondii Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, York, March 29th-31st [Details]
Mulholland C., Earley B., Cassidy J., Markey B., McKillen J. and Welsh M. ; (2010) Development of real-time RT-PCR assays using TaqMan probes for the detection of all serotypes and serotype specific bluetongue virus Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Brady C., Marques P.X., Nally J.E., O¿Donovan J., Fagan J., Williams E.J. and Markey B.K. ; (2009) ). Interferon-gamma expression in ovine placentomes from sheep experimentally infected with Chlamydophila abortus Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scarborough [Details]
Gutierrez J., O¿Donovan J., Proctor A.F., Brady C., Marques P.X., Worrall S., Nally J.E., McElroy M., Bassett H., Sammin D., and Markey B.K; (2009) Use of Real-Time PCR for targeted surveillance of the two leading causes of ovine abortion in Ireland, Chlamydophila abortus and Toxoplasma gondii Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, October 2nd [Details]
Marques P.X., O¿Donovan J., Williams E.J., Proctor A., Brady C., Gutierrez J., Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Markey B.K. and Nally J.E.. ; (2009) Identification of antigens of Toxoplasma gondii from experimentally infected pregnant ewes Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, October 2nd [Details]
J. Gutierrez, J. O¿Donovan, A.F. Proctor, C. Brady, P.X. Marques, S. Worrall, J.E. Nally, M. McElroy, H. Bassett, D. Sammin, and B.K. Markey. ; (2009) Development and validation of a multiplex real time PCR for the detection of Chlamydophila abortus and Toxoplasma gondii in sheep First European Meeting on Animal Chlamydioses and Zoonotic aspects, University of Murcia [Details]
Patricia X. Marques, James O¿Donovan, Erin J. Williams, Aisling Proctor, Colm Brady, Jorge Gutierrez, Sheila Worrall, Donal Sammin, Hugh Bassett, Bryan K. Markey and Jarlath E. Nally; (2009) Identification of antigens of Toxoplasma gondii from experimentally infected pregnant ewes Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting [Details]
J. Gutierrez, J. O¿Donovan, A.F. Proctor, C. Brady, P.X. Marques, S. Worrall, J.E. Nally, M. McElroy, H. Bassett, D. Sammin, and B.K. Markey.; (2009) Use of Real-Time PCR for targeted surveillance of the two leading causes of ovine abortion in Ireland Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting [Details]
Markey B.K., O¿Donovan J., Brady C., Gutierrez J., Marques P.X., Proctor A., Worrall S., Nally J.E., McElroy M., Sammin D., Bassett H. and Williams E.J.; (2009) Use of quantitative real time PCR to evaluate shedding and tissue distribution of Chlamydophila abortus during the course of the disease Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scarborough [Details]
Marques P.X., O¿Donovan J., Williams E.J., Proctor A., Brady C., Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Markey B.K. and Nally J.E; (2009) Comparison of three serological methods for the detection of Chlamydophila abortus infection in experimentally infected pregnant ewes Society for Applied Microbiology Summer Meeting, July 2009, Manchester, U.K [Details]
Proctor A., O¿Donovan J., Gutierrez J., Williams E.J., Brady C., Marques P.X., Worrall S., Nally J.E., Bassett H., Sammin D. and. Markey B.K. ; (2009) Comparison of two serological assays for the detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in experimentally infected sheep Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scarborough [Details]
Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Brady C., Marques P.X., Nally J., O¿Donovan J., Proctor A., Williams E.J. and Markey B.K; (2008) Interferon gamma expression in the placenta of Chlamydophila abortus infected sheep Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Brady C., Marques P., Nally J., O¿Donovan J., Fagan J., Williams E. and Markey B. ; (2008) Interferon gamma expression in the placenta of Chlamydophila abortus infected sheep Sixth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research [Details]
Williams E., O¿Donovan J., Marques P.X., Sammin D., Brady C., Worrall S., Nally J.E., Bassett H. and Markey B.K.; (2008) Detection of Chlamydophila abortus in ovine maternal and foetal tissues using real-time PCR Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Leggett B., Abbott Y., De Zoysa A., Efstratiou A., Markey B. and Leonard F.C.; (2008) Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Williams E., O¿Donovan J., Marques P., Sammin D., Brady C., Worrall S., Nally J., Bassett H., Sachse K. and Markey B. ; (2008) Quantification of Chlamydophila abortus in ovine maternal and foetal tissues using real-time PCR Sixth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research [Details]
Marques P.X., Williams E.J., O¿Donovan J., Brady C., Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Markey B.K. and Nally J.E. ; (2008) Identification of Chlamydophila abortus antigens expressed during infection of pregnant ewes Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Marques P., Williams E., O¿Donovan J., Brady C., Worrall S., Sammin D., Bassett H., Markey B. and Nally Js; (2008) Characterisation of antigens reactive with IgG from amniotic and allantoic fluids of pregnant ewes experimentally infected with Chlamydophila abortus Sixth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research [Details]
O¿Donovan J., Williams E., Brady C., Marques P., Worrall S., Nally J., Sammin D., Bassett H. and Markey B; (2008) A year long study of ewes experimentally infected with Chlamydphila abortus in the perinatal period Sixth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research [Details]
Abbott Y., Kirby B.M., Karczmarczyk M., Markey B.K. and Leonard F.C. ; (2008) High Level Gentamicin-Resistant and Vancomycin ¿Resistant Enterococcus faecium isolated from a wound in a dog Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Monahan, A., Sekiya, M., Brady, C., Markey, B., Mulcahy, G. and Nally, J. ; (2007) Proteomic analysis of sheep-specific Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoite antigens Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the British Society for Parasitology and Irish Society for Parasitology Belfast, , 15-APR-07 - 18-APR-07 [Details]
Marques, P.X., Williams, E., O'Donovan, J., Brady, C., Sammin, D., Bassett, H., Markey, B. and Nally, J. ; (2007) Characterisation of the proteome of Chlamydophila abortus and antigens reactive with convalescent sheep serum Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response Cold Spring Harbor, , 15-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07 [Details]
Abbott Y., Leonard F.C. and Markey B.K.; (2006) The prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonisation in companion animals in Ireland First international Conference on MRSA in Animals: Epidemiology and Infection Liverpool, , 19-JUN-06 - 21-JUN-06 [Details]
Markey, B. ; (2006) Chlamydial infections of animals and ovine abortion Proceedings of the Final Conference of COST 854, Protozoal reproduction losses in farm animals Liege, , 06-SEP-06 - 09-SEP-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. Fanning, S.; (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) , 23-MAY-06 - 25-MAY-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. & Fanning, S.; (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) , 15-MAY-06 - 23-MAY-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Leonard, F.C., Rossney, A.S., Quinn, P.J., O'Mahony, R. & Markey, B.K.; (2006) Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical cases in animals in Ireland Proceedings of the 60th Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers , 10-APR-06 - 12-APR-06 [Details]
Leggett, B., Abbott, Y., Markey, B. and Leonard, F.C. ; (2006) Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound First meeting of DipNet and Ninth International Meeting of the European Laboratory Working Group on Diphtheriae Athens, , 15-NOV-06 - 17-NOV-06 [Details]
Boughton, C., Leonard, N., Egan, J., Markey, B. and Kelly, G; (2005) Infection of pigs following exposure to contaminated pen floors 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork , pp.61-64 [Details]
Boughton, C., Leonard, N., Egan, J., Markey, B. & Kelly, G; (2005) Contamination of the lairage of a pork abattoir with Salmonella species 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork California, USA, , 06-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. Fanning, S.; (2005) Comparative features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland the Asscoiation of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW), March 2005 [Details]
Boughton, C., Leonard, N., Egan, J., Markey, B. & Kelly, G.; (2005) Infection of pigs following exposure to contaminated pen floors 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork California, USA, , 06-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 , pp.61-64 [Details]
Boughton, C. , Leonard, F.C. , Egan, J. , OMahony, P. Kelly, G. , Markey, B.K. and Griffin, M.; (2003) Prevalence and number of Salmonella in retail pork sausages 5th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork Heraklion, Crete, Greece, , 01-OCT-03 - 04-OCT-03 , pp.252-255 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. & Fanning, S.; (2006) Comparative features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) , 12-DEC-06 [Details]
Abbott Y., Leonard F.C. & Markey B.K.; (2006) The prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonisation in companion animals in Ireland First international Conference on MRSA in Animals: Epidemiology and Infection , 19-JUN-06 - 21-JUN-06 [Details]
Tarlinton, R., Meers, J., Markey, B., Timms, P., Hanger, J., Philips, C. & Young, P.; (2005) Koalas at risk: from retroviruses to chlamydiae Australian Society for Microbiology, Annual Conference , 25-SEP-05 - 29-SEP-05 [Details]
Markey, B., Wan, C., Vaughan, R., Woolford, L., Bennett, M., Warren, K., O'Hara, A., Swan, R., Friend, T., de Tores, P. & Timms, P.; (2005) Quantitative detection of chlamydial infections in animals using a real time polymerase chain reaction assay based on a conserved region of the 16S rRNA gene Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop COST Action 855, Diagnosis and Pathogenesis of Animal Chlamydioses Siena, , 22-SEP-05 - 23-SEP-05 [Details]
Boughton, C., Leonard, N., Egan, J., Markey, B. & Kelly, G; (2005) Contamination of the lairage of a pork abattoir with Salmonella species 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork , 06-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 [Details]
Leggett B., Abbott Y., Markey B. and Leonard F.C.; (2006) Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound First Meeting of DipNet and Ninth International Meeting of the European Laboratory Working Group on Diphtheria , 07-MAR-07 - 03-MAR-07 [Details]
   

Editorial

Markey, B (2011) Chlamydial infection in cattle: The burden of proof?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
MARKEY, B; (1995) FELINE VACCINATION. Editorial [Details]
Rojas, P,Monahan, AM,Schuller, S,Miller, IS,Markey, BK,Nally, JE; (2010) Detection and quantification of leptospires in urine of dogs: a maintenance host for the zoonotic disease leptospirosis. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
                 

Abstract

MARKEY, B (1995) 10 QUESTIONS ANSWERED - CANINE VACCINATION. Abstract [Details]

Invited Lectures

Markey B.; (2006) Chlamydial infections of animals and ovine abortion. Invited Lectures [Details]
Markey B.; (2005) Chlamydiae and the opportunist veterinarian. Invited Lectures [Details]
Markey B.; (2004) Chlamydiae: a veterinary perspective. Invited Lectures [Details]
     

Reviews

Quinn, PJ,Markey, BK (2001) A review of foot-and-mouth disease. Reviews [Details]
Leonard, FC,Markey, BK (2008) Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals: A review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Sammin, D,Markey, B,Bassett, H,Buxton, D (2009) The ovine placenta and placentitis-A review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                   

Letters

SAMMIN, DJ,MARKEY, BK,BASSETT, HF (1995) RABBIT HEMORRHAGIC-DISEASE IN IRELAND. Letters [Details]
Cassidy, J,Doherty, ML,Markey, B (2006) Use of nasal swabs in diagnosis of respiratory disease. Letters [Details]
Abbott, Y,Leonard, N,Markey, B,Rossney, A,Dunne, J (2007) Persistence of MRSA infection. Letters [Details]

Research

Research Interests

  • Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in cattle
  • Chlamydophila abortus infection of sheep;
  • Toxoplasma gondii abortion in ewes; 
  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals
  • Infectious respiratory disease of sheep;
  • Mycoplasma bovis infection of cattle;
  • Bovine spongiform encepahlopathy

Research Projects

Sponsor : Dept. Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
Title : Multidisciplinary programme to deliver improved diagnosis, on-farm strategies, and economic drivers for the control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis on Irish farms.
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-12 / 31-OCT-17
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Improved diagnosis and control of bluetongue virus infection in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-09 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Immunopathogenesis studies and the development of novel diagnostic methodologies with application in the targeted surveillance of reproductive lossin sheep due to Taxoplasma gondi and Chlamdophila abortus
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-06 / 31-MAY-10
Sponsor : Bord na gCon
Title : Respiratory disease in young greyhounds in training
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-98 / 31-MAR-11
Sponsor : European Commission (EC)
Title : Development and Application of Better Detection Systems for Chlamydial Infections of Farm Livestock and Zoonotic Infections of Man
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-93 / 31-MAR-97
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

To utilize a broad range of teaching methodologies to actively engage students in veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases of animals. By harnessing their natural curiosity and challenging their preconceptions I aim to encourage deep learning and instill an analytical and scientific approach.

Modules Coordinated

201300   CPCA00910     CPD Ag, Food Sc & Vet Med: Enzootic abortion of ewes

Enhancement of Teaching

The writings of Professor Aidan Moran (Managing Your Own Learning at University, 1997) and those of Emeritus Professor Phil Race ("How students really learn: 'Ripples' model of learning") have helped me to understand student learning and have influenced my approach to teaching. The concepts of 'critical learning' and 'deep learning' have been particularly influential. I have been closely involved in making improvements to the module Introduction to Veterinary Microbiology (Vet30030) including: a) The use of assignments in practical class. This facilitates a deeper exploration of a number of relevant topics. A recent innovation is the use of assignments where students write their own diagnostic reports and then critically appraise the reports compiled by their classmates. Assignments are included in the continuous assessment marking (twenty per cent of the total marks for the module). b) A reduction in the factual recall element of the practical exam in favour of students carrying out a number of essential, basic microbiological techniques. A summary sheet of reference facts is provided as an aide memoir to assist in the identification of bacterial pathogens and to avoid unnecessary rote learning. c) Choice has been introduced to the written paper and students now select a question from each of four sections, each section must be attempted to ensure that all parts of the course are covered by students. d) Production and use of short video sequences covering important microbiology practical techniques.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

I have been influenced by the book of Emeritus Professor Phil Race 'Making Learning Happen', Second edition (2010), in particular Chapter 4; Assesssment driving learning. Assessments drive student learning and I have strived to match the assessment methodologies I use to the expected learning outcomes. I am in favour of the use of as broad a range of assessment methods as possible to give a better overview of a student's ability. I have found essay style questions particularly useful in evaluating higher learning and critical analysis by students. I have served on the School Curriculum Committee (1992-1993) and on the School Working Party to implement a new curriculum (2000-2002). Changes introduced included a move away from a discipline-based approach to an integrated, multidisciplinary organ-system based approach as well as a lecture-free final year of the MVB Programme. I was responsible for the planning and implementation of the microbiology components of several organ systems. In the new curriculum there is greater emphasis on small group learning particularly problem-based sessions. I have been involved in problem based learning since its introduction into the School in 1998 and have both created and participated in PBL sessions based on relevant clinical cases in veterinary species. Through my involvement with the University Veterinary Hospital (UVH) Board, I have helped provide the essential clinical and paraclinical environment for the professional training of veterinary undergraduates. I was involved in the design and implementation of the current paraclinical rotations (module VET40260) which involve students carrying out a post mortem examination, collecting and testing relevant clinical samples, analysing their results and then presenting a comprehensive report on their case. I have also participated in the planning and implementation of significant changes to the examination methodologies including Clinical Interpretative Exams.

Developing as a Teacher

I have attended several courses related to education and presentation in order to improve as a teacher and communicator including: 1. Curriculum Development Workshop. Dr. S. Huntley Moore and Prof. J. Panter, TCD. 2nd March, 1998. 2. Problem Based Learning Workshop. TCD Dental School. June, 1998. 3. Developing a Teaching Portfolio. Prof. J. Lublin, Sydney University. 6th March 2001. 4. Examination and Assessment Workshop. Prof. J. Lublin, Sydney University. 21st and 22nd March 2001. 5. PhD Supervisor Workshop. Graduate Business School, Blackrock. April 23rd, 2002 6. Beginner's Workshop on Blackboard. Computing Services, Daedalus Building, March 16th, 2004. 7. Video Case Study Practical Workshop, UCD, Audio Visual Centre, June 16th, 2004. I have found the concepts of deep, life-long learning and problem based learning particularly exciting and have tried to put these ideas into practice whenever possible. In addition, I regularly utilise the excellent resources of the UCD Teaching and Learning website, particularly the Teaching Toolkit. I enjoy using electronic aids and have incorporated them into my teaching as they have become available. I was closely involved in all stages, from funding to final production, of the making of videos covering the key practical techniques in veterinary microbiology, now available through the National Digital Learning Repository.

Innovation & Leadership

As a former Head of Department and the current year coordinator for the third year of the Veterinary Medicine (MVB Programme) I have actively promoted the highest standards in teaching and learning in the University. Through my activities as an author of international academic text books, as an external examiner and as chairman of the AVTRW I have the confidence and experience to both lead and innovate, maintaining the MVB Programme as a nationally and internationally accredited professional programme.

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr. Nola Leonard
Dr. Hugh Bassett
Dr. Joe Cassidy 

Dr. Jarlath Nally  

Prof. Sean Callanan 
Dr Paul Whyte 

Prof. Michael Doherty
Prof. Steve Gordon 

External Collaborators

Dr Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc
Dr Lyanne McCallan, AFBI
Dr John Egan, CVRL
Dr Kevin Kenny, CVRL
Dr Jim O'Mahony, CIT
Dr Orla Kerane, Teagasc
Dr Kieran Meade, Teagasc
Dr Irene Grant , QUB
Dr. Dave Buxton, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh
Dr. David Lonbottom, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh
Dr. Stephen Maley, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh
Dr. Susan Rodger, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh
Dr. Donal Sammin, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston
Dr. Maire McElroy, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston
Dr. Michael O'Connor, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston
Mr. Micheal Casey, Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Sligo
Mr. John Fagan, Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Athlone
Dr Jim O'Mahony, Cork Institute of Technology 
Dr Irene Grant, Queen's University Belfast 
Dr Orla Keane, Teagasc 
Dr Kieran Meade, Teragasc 
Dr Michael Welsh, Agri Food and Bioscience Institute
Dr Sam Strain,  Agri Food and Bioscience Institute
Dr Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc, 
 Dr Aine Macken Walsh, Teagasc 
Dr John Egan, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston
Dr Kevin Kenny, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston