I am a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh where I am the Programme Director of the Conservation Medicine MVetSci and One Health MSc programmes. I qualified as a veterinarian in 1996 and gained extensive experience in first-opinion clinical practice. I obtained a PhD in wildlife epidemiology from the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and have field experience working with free-ranging wildlife populations in southern Africa and the UK. My broad research interests include wildlife disease epidemiology, conservation and disease transmission across the wildlife/livestock/human interface. I have specialist expertise in the ecology of African trypanosomiasis in wildlife populations and I am chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project. I have lectured internationally and published in international peer-reviewed journals.