Researchers at UCD

James Gibbons

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science Centre
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166234


  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine (MVB), UCD, 2000
  • General veterinary practice, 2000 - 2007
  • PhD Veterinary Microbiology, 2007 - 2011
  • Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology & Public Health, University of Edinburgh, 2011-2013
  • Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health, UCD, 2013 - 



Book Chapters

Whyte, P., Gibbons, J., Murphy, M., O'Mahony, E., Haughton, P., O'Brien, S., Fanning, S. (2016) 'Pathogens in Milk:Campylobacter spp' In: N.a (eds). Reference Module in Food Sciences. London: Elsevier. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Gibbons, J (2016) 'Influences on antimicrobial resistance: More than bugs and drugs'. Veterinary Journal, . [DOI] [Details]
Gibbons JF, Boland F, Egan J, Fanning S, Markey BK, Leonard FC (2016) 'Antimicrobial Resistance of Faecal Escherichia coli Isolates from Pig Farms with Different Durations of In-feed Antimicrobial Use'. Zoonoses and Public Health, 63 (3):241-250. [DOI] [Details]
Gibbons JF, Boland F, Buckley JF, Butler F, Egan J, Fanning S, Markey BK, Leonard FC. (2014) 'Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from cases of calf enteritis during the spring-calving season'. Veterinary Microbiology, 170 :73-80. [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, . [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'. The Veterinary Record, . [Details]
Juan Wang, James F. Gibbons, Kathleen McGrath, Li Bai, Fengqin Li, Finola C. Leonard, Roger Stephan and Séamus Fanning. (2016) 'Molecular characterization of bla ESBL-producing Escherichia coli cultured from pig farms in Ireland'. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, . [DOI] [Details]
Smith, S., Meade, J., Gibbons, J., McGill, K., Bolton, D., Whyte, P. (2016) 'Impact of direct and indirect heating systems in broiler units on environmental conditions and flock performance'. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, . [DOI] [Details]
Smith, S., Messam, L.L., Meade, J., Gibbons, J., McGill, K., Bolton, D., Whyte, P. (2016) 'The impact of biosecurity and partial depopulation on Campylobacter prevalence in Irish broiler flocks with differing levels of hygiene and economic performance'. Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 6 :31454. [Details]
Smith S, Meade J, McGill K, Gibbons J, Bolton D, Whyte P. (2015) 'Restoring the selectivity of modified charcoal cefoperazone deoxycholate agar for the isolation of Campylobacter species using tazobactam, a β-lactamase inhibitor'. International Journal of Food Microbiology, . [Details]
Mainda G, Bessell PB, Muma JB, McAteer SP, Chase-Topping ME, Gibbons J, Stevens MP, Gally DL, deC Bronsvoort BM. (2015) 'Prevalence and patterns of antimicrobial resistance among Escherichia coli isolated from Zambian dairy cattle across different production systems'. Scientific Reports, . [DOI] [Details]
Philbey AW1, Mather HA, Gibbons JF, Thompson H, Taylor DJ, Coia JE. (2014) 'Serovars, bacteriophage types and antimicrobial sensitivities associated with salmonellosis in dogs in the UK (1954-2012)'. Veterinary Record, . [DOI] [Details]
Philbey AW, Taylor DJ, Robb A, Gibbons JF, Irvine RM, Thompson H. (2013) 'Staphylococcal dermatitis/pododermatitis and septicaemia in neonatal puppies'. Veterinary Record, . [DOI] [Details]
Zadoks RN, Tassi R, Martin E, Holopainen J, McCallum S, Gibbons J, Ballingall KT. (2014) 'Comparison of bacteriological culture and PCR for detection of bacteria in ovine milk-Sheep are not small cows'. Journal of Dairy Science, . [DOI] [Details]
Burns A., Shore A.C., Brennan G.I., Coleman D.C., Egan J., Fanning S., Galligan M.C., Gibbons J.F., Gutierrez M., Malhotra-Kumar S., Markey B.K., Sabirova J.S., Wang J., Leonard F.C. (2014) 'A longitudinal study of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in pigs in Ireland'. Veterinary Microbiology, 174 :504-513. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

J Gibbons (2010) 'MRSA in pigs: the Dutch experience' Irish Veterinary Journal . [Details]

Conference Publications

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 Ninth International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork (SafePork) Conference [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]
Gibbons, J, Boland, F, Egan, J, Fanning, S, Butler, F, Buckley, J, and Leonard, N (2010) Antimicrobial resistance levels in pathogenic E. coli isolates from calf enteritis during the spring calving season Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria and foodborne pathogens in animals, humans and the environment Toronto, Canada, , 08-JUN-10 - 11-JUN-10 [Details]
J Gibbons, J Egan, J Buckley, S Fanning and N Leonard (2008) Factors affecting antimicrobial prescribing behaviour of Irish veterinary surgeons in bovine practice 1st international conference on Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria and foodborne pathogens Copenhagen, Denmark, , 15-JUN-08 - 18-JUN-08 [Details]


Research Interests

  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Zoonotic Disease
  • Antimicrobial Resistance