United Kingdom

  • 10 Inverness Campus, SRUC,


    United Kingdom


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I am an aquatic epidemiologist who uses statistical and mathematical models to get insight into the interactions between environment, host and pathogen in aquaculture systems, with the goal to deliver evidence based information that can improve health management, mitigate disease and mortality, and improve sustainability of the sector. 



2018 - 2022: SAIC "Gill health in Scottish farmed salmon"

2021 – 2026: H2020 “Data-driven control and prioritisation of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases (DECIDE)”

Previous (selected):

2019 – 2020: SG “Understanding the Relative Cost-effectiveness of Sea-lice Treatments for Farmed Salmon Production”

2014 – 2015: CERC & Innov PEI “Description and quantification of mortality in finfish marine aquaculture in Northern Vietnam”

2014 – 2015: CERC “Description and quantification of mortality in red tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) cultured in close proximity to Pangasius (Pangasius hypophthalmus) aquaculture systems in Ben Tre province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam”


2020 MSc student. “Satellite Image Classification for Scottish Salmon Farms” with University of Strathclyde, UK.

2020 MSc student. “Time series analysis on the effect of environmental factors on monthly mortality and histology indicators of gill health” with Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

2018 – 2021 PhD student. “Microbiome and gill health” with University of Glasgow, UK.

2018 MSc student. “Text Processing” with University of Stirling, UK.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Transmission and control of fish-born zoonotic trematodes in aquaculture, Wageningen University & Research

10 Jan 20073 Jul 2013

Award Date: 3 Jul 2013

Master, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Wageningen University & Research

1 Sept 200231 Aug 2007

Award Date: 31 Aug 2007

Bachelor, Animal Sciences, Wageningen University & Research

1 Sept 200131 Aug 2002

Award Date: 31 Aug 2002


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