Professor Andrew Rowley
Telephone: (01792) 295455
Room: Academic Office - 133
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Disease ecology - with particular reference to shellfish of commercial importance
  • Evolutionary immunology
  • Aquaculture


  1. Thrupp, T., Whitten, M., Rowley, A., Walker (neeWhitten), M. A novel bacterial infection of the edible crab, Cancer pagurus Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 133 83 86
  2. Smith, A., Rowley, A. Effects of Experimental Infection of Juvenile Edible Crabs Cancer pagurus with the Parasitic Dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. Journal of Shellfish Research 34 2 511 519
  3. Rowley, A., Smith, A., Davies, C. How Does the Dinoflagellate Parasite Hematodinium Outsmart the Immune System of Its Crustacean Hosts? PLOS Pathogens 11 5 e1004724
  4. Davies, C., Rowley, A. Are European lobsters (Homarus gammarus) susceptible to infection by a temperate Hematodinium sp.? Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 127 6 10
  5. Rowley, A., Cross, M., Culloty, S., Lynch, S., Mackenzie, C., Morgan, E., O'Riordan, R., Robins, P., Smith, A., Thrupp, T., Vogan, C., Wootton, E., Malham, S., McCabe, C. The potential impact of climate change on the infectious diseases of commercially important shellfish populations in the Irish Sea - a review ICES Journal of Marine Science 71 4 741 759

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  • BIO236 Cells and Immunity

    This module consists of the following lectures and practicals: Lecture Topics: 1. Advances in microscopy (2) 2. Cell, tissue and organ culture - bioengineering and stem cells (3) 3. Immunology (15) Practicals: 1. Live cells ¿ methods of observation and counting (1) 2. Human haematology (2) 3. Immunodiffusion (2)

  • BIO313 Diseases of aquatic animals

    This is a research-led module that explores recent advances in knowledge of diseases of aquatic organisms with particular reference to invertebrates (mainly crustaceans and molluscs) and fish of commercial significance


  • Immunobiology of Crepidula fornicata and its potential as a resevoir of infectious disease (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates
  • Disease survey of commercially important blue mussels from Swansea Bay (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates
  • Parasites of the Common Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas) (awarded 2019)

    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates