Mr Rhys Jones

Mr Rhys Jones

Darlithydd Gwyddor Da Byw a’r Amgylchedd (Cyfrwng Cymraeg)

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I graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc (First Class) degree in Agriculture with Animal Science (2013) and an MSc (Distinction) in Livestock Science (2014). I recently submitted a PhD thesis at Aberystwyth University entitled ‘Epidemiology of Rumen Fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh Farms and am now awaiting viva examination. During the PhD, I utilized molecular and computational modelling techniques to investigate the epidemiology of rumen fluke infections within its ruminant and intermediate snail host. I was appointed as a lecturer in Livestock Science and the Environment (Welsh Medium) at IBERS, Aberystwyth University in September 2017.

I’m originally from north Wales, where I was raised on an upland beef and sheep farm. I still take a keen interest in the family farm as well as wider Agriculture issues. My other interest include football and rugby.



My research interests lie within the field of veterinary parasitology. I’m particularly interested in determining the production and welfare impact of livestock helminths, and developing sustainable parasite control techniques for livestock producers.



Jones, R., Williams, H., Dalesman, S., Sinmidele, A., Thomas, R., Brophy, P. 2017. The prevalence and development of digenean parasites within their intermediate snail host, Galba truncatula, in a geographic area where the presence of Calicophoron daubneyi has recently been confirmed. Veterinary Parasitology 240 pp. 68-74. 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.03.021 Cadair

Jones, R., Brophy, P., Mitchell, E.S., Williams, H. 2017. Rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi on Welsh farms: Prevalence, risk factors, and observations on co-infection with Fasciola hepatica. Parasitology 144 (2) pp. 237-247. 10.1017/S0031182016001797 Cadair


Jones, R., Williams, H., Dalesman, S., Brophy, P. 2015. Confirmation of Galba truncatula as an intermediate host snail for Calicophoron daubneyi in Great Britain, with evidence of alternative snail species hosting Fasciola hepatica. Parasites & Vectors 8 (656) 10.1186/s13071-015-1271-x Cadair