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Professor Martin Sheldon

Professor in Reproductive Immunobiology, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602709

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Academic Office - 429
Fourth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Martin Sheldon qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1984 and worked in clinical practice for 14 years. Whilst in practice, Professor Sheldon was awarded Diplomas for work on health and fertility.

Professor Sheldon moved to the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1998, where he taught veterinary reproduction and established his interests in infection and immunity.  During that time he was also awarded his PhD from the University of Liverpool, supervised by Professor Hilary Dobson.  

Professor Sheldon was awarded a BBSRC Research Development Fellowship in 2006 to explore the interations amongst infections, immunity and reproduction.  In 2008, Professor Sheldon was appointed to a Personal Chair in Reproductive Immunibiology at Swansea University Medical School.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Innate Immunity
  • Pore-forming Toxins
  • Tolerance to Pathogens

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Reproductive Biology 

Host-Pathogen Interactions 

Postgraduate Training

Martin Sheldon Research Image

Professor Sheldons group study the interactions between animals and pathogens. We are particularly interested in how bacteria cause disease. We also aim to understand how animals defend themselves against infections by avoiding, tolerating and resisting pathogenic bacteria. 

Award Highlights

2013, Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS)  

2015, Schofield Prize, University of Guelph, Canada