Hany is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham.
He earned his PhD in Molecular and Evolutionary Parasitology from Michigan State University, where he studied the genetic population structure of the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona, the agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis in the Americas.
In 2005, he was awarded the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is the author of more than 230 research and professional articles on parasite pathobiology and control. Hany is the author of one US patent and two textbooks.
Also, he is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), a member of The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP UK & Ireland), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
From 2014 to 2015 Hany has been the inaugural Specialty Chief Editor of Parasitology in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. He serves on the Editorial Board of five peer-reviewed journals and Ad hoc Reviewer of several journals, and national and international funding agencies.
Since 2007 has been at Nottingham Vet where he established the veterinary parasitology curriculum from its inception. Hany is also a veterinarian by training; he obtained a first class degree with distinction in Veterinary Sciences and MSc in Veterinary Parasitology from Cairo University. His research focuses on host-parasite interaction and anti-parasitic drug discovery.