Professor Andrew Rowley

Professor Andrew Rowley

Professor, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295455

Email address

Academic Office - 133
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus


Professor Rowley holds a personal chair within Biosciences. He has held several positions during his career in Swansea University including Head of the School of Biological Sciences and Dean of the then Faculty of Science. He currently works part-time in the University.

Professor Rowley is impact lead for Swansea’s UoA7 submission (2016-2020) and is a member of the Royal Society’s International Collaboration Awards Panel (2020-2022). He was also a Panel Chair for the Norwegian Research Council from 2016-2018.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Disease Ecology
  • Histopathology
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Evolutionary Immunology
  • Shellfish Aquaculture & Fisheries
  • Climate Change & Aquatic Disease
  • Comparative Pathobiology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

My teaching focus has been in the development of skills within cell biology, immunology and disease ecology. As of 2020-21 onwards, I will not be involved in delivering teaching at undergraduate level.

Award Highlights

Professor Rowley currently has two main research themes funded by UKRI (BBSRC/NERC Aquaculture Initiative) and EU ERDF (the Ireland-Wales Programme project BLUEFISH):

1. Climate change and aquatic diseases of crustaceans. This research focusses on disease prevalence and severity in crustaceans of economic or community importance.
2. Sustainable aquaculture. Professor Rowley is a co-lead in the Aquaculture Research Community Hub (ARCH-UK) funded by BBSRC/NERC (2017-2021). The role of this Hub is to assist in developing the aquaculture research community within the U.K. on behalf of UKRI.eed


Dr Shelagh Malham, Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, BLUEFISH project

Drs David Bass & Grant Stentiford, Cefas, Weymouth

Professors Sam Martin (Aberdeen), Charles Tyler (Exeter) and Herve Migaud (Stirling) in ARCH-UK