- Course Director for Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year, University of East Anglia, 2013-
- Lecturer, University of East Anglia, 2012 -
- Module Organiser, INTO-UEA, 2009 -
- Associate Tutor, University of East Anglia, 2008 - 2012
- PhD student, University of East Anglia, 2008-2011
ResearchGate ID https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kelly_Edmunds
Recommendations for dealing with waste contaminated with Ebola virus: a Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points approach,
in Bulletin WHO
pp. 424-432Full Text UEA Repository
Presence and Persistence of Ebola or Marburg Virus in Patients and Survivors: A Rapid Systematic Review,
in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
article no. e0004475Full Text UEA Repository
Risk factors for transmission of Ebola or Marburg virus disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis,
in International Journal of Epidemiology
pp. 102-116Full Text UEA Repository
Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points Assessment as a Tool to Respond to Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks,
in PLoS ONE
article no. e72279Full Text UEA Repository
Investigating Vietnam's ornamental bird trade: implications for transmission of zoonoses,
pp. 63-75Full Text UEA Repository
Causes of mortality in free-living Mauritian pink pigeons Columba mayeri, 2002–2006,
in Endangered Species Research
pp. 213-220Full Text UEA Repository
Restoring avian island endemics; supplementary food use by the endangered Pink pigeon (Columba mayeri),
pp. 74-80Full Text UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
I am an ecologist by training but my research interests are of an interdisciplinary nature. After being involved with multiple conservation and ecology research programmes undertaking research primarily into avian ecology and disease, I have more recently become involved in projects looking at epidemiology of emerging infectious pathogens, primarily with respect to the human-animal interface. I am particularly interested in how human behaviours and cultural practices link with the transmission of zoonoses, with how the exploitation of wildlife links in to disease transmission and the potential for novel approaches into responding to emerging infectious disease outbreaks.
Current research projects that I am involved in include exploring the forest preferences for the endangered Pink Pigeons within Mauritius; exploring the sex ratio bias within different age classes of Pink Pigeons; the role of cultural practices within SE Asia in zoonotic disease transmission; the scale of SE Asia's ornamental bird trade and the use of risk and hazard frameworks in responding to emerging heatlh threats for example, HPAI H5N1, MERS coronavirus and the current Ebola virus outbreak.
I am always happy to discuss my research interests, findings and to discuss potential collaborations.
I am Course Director for the Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year degree programme and in addition, I teach on and organise two biology modules taught across the Science Foundation year degree courses; BIO-3002A Introductory Biology and BIO-3001B Further Biology. I also teach on BIO-4008Y Skills for Biologists as well as on the third-year module, BIO-6018Y Science Communication and supervise Science Communication project students.
External Activities and Indicators of Esteem
Jan 2015 - facilitator of the meeting of an International Working Group exploring the potential application of HACCP assessments for use in Ebola-affected communities, Nairobi, Kenya.
Sept 2015 - Invited Workshop Contributor to the 18th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, Lisbon, Portugal.
Reviewer for FEMS Microbiology Letters, Biological Conservation, Ecology and Society and Zoonoses and Public Health.
Director of Admissions, School of Biological Sciences
Programme Director for the SCI Foundation Year courses
Member of the Biological Sciences Executive Committee
Member of the Biological Sciences Teaching Committee
Course Director for Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year
Module organiser for BIO-0002A and BIO-0001B
Member of the School of Biological Sciences Exam Board
Member of the Medicine Foundation Year Exam Board
Member of the Equality & Diversity Focus Group
Academic Adviser to UG students