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I am a veterinary microbiologist with 17 years of experience working in both diagnostics and research. I currently manage the Microbiology department at SRUC Veterinary Services, and we carry out comprehensive diagnostics for farm and companion animals, and national veterinary disease surveillance for the Scottish Government.
Our team is also involved with education, with specific focus on laboratory training for apprentices and veterinary medicine students, and research projects. We predominantly carry out phenotypic and genotypic analyses of important veterinary bacterial isolates, with particular focus on epidemiology, virulence, zoonotic potential and antimicrobial resistance.
I act as an advisor for several projects led by our research colleagues, as well as leading research projects and managing commercial projects at SRUC Veterinary Services:
- Co-Investigator (2023-present)
The fungal milk microbiome of dairy cattle and its implications on mastitis.
- Co-Investigator (2022-present)
The wound microbiome in companion animals.
- Principal Investigator (2020-present)
Epidemiology of Klebsiella mastitis isolates in dairy cattle.
- Principal Investigator (2020-present)
Atypical Escherichia coli septicaemia and meningitis cases in 3-6 month old dairy calves.
- Principal Investigator (2019-2021)
Milk microbiota in dairy cattle under different drying off protocols.
- Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-2020)
Antimicrobial resistance at the human-animal interface in Uganda.
- Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2018)
Antimicrobial resistance dynamics on a British commercial pig farm.
- PhD Student (2012-2016)
Gut microbiota dynamics in weaner pigs.
- Veterinary bacteriology and mycology
- Farm animal disease surveillance
- Antimicrobial stewardship and AMR
- Farm animal microbiomes
PhD, Gut microbiota dynamics in the weaner pig in response to experimental Escherichia coli challenge and dietary manipulation, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 2017
Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jul 2010
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The fungal milk microbiome of dairy cattle and its implications on mastitis
Ferguson, H., Lima, J., Pollock, J. & Cook, R.
15/02/23 → 15/08/24
RESAS 22-27: SRUC-b6-2 A Systems Understanding Of The Flow Of Amr From Livestock Production To The Environment And Humans: Informing Risk Analyses
Hutchings, M., Baker, E., Galgano, S., Pollock, J., Holden, N., Smith, L. & Lowe, A.
Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services
1/04/22 → 31/03/27
Temporal and nutritional effects on the weaner pig ileal microbiotaPollock, J., Glendinning, L., Smith, L. A., Mohsin, H., Gally, D. L., Hutchings, M. R. & Houdijk, J. G. M., 28 Aug 2021, (First published) In: Animal Microbiome. 3, 1, 58.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Milk microbiome in dairy cattle and the challenges of low microbial biomass and exogenous contaminationPollock, J., Salter, S. J., Nixon, R. & Hutchings, MR., 18 Nov 2021, (First published) In: Animal Microbiome. 3, 80.
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Prostaglandin E2 promotes intestinal inflammation via inhibiting microbiota-dependent regulatory T cellsCrittenden, S., Goepp, M., Pollock, J., Robb, C. T., Smyth, D. J., Zhou, Y., Andrews, R., Tyrrell, V., Gkikas, K., Adima, A., O’Connor, R. A., Davies, L., Li, X-F., Yao, H. X., Ho, G-T., Zheng, X., Mair, A., Vermeren, S., Qian, B-Z., Mole, DJ., & 12 others, 12 Feb 2021, (First published) In: Science advances. 7, 7, 16 p., eabd7954.
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Alternatives to antibiotics in a One Health context and the role genomics can play in reducing antimicrobial usePollock, J., Low, A. S., McHugh, R. E., Muwonge, A., Stevens, M. P., Corbishley, A. & Gally, D. L., Dec 2020, In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 26, 12, p. 1617-1621 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Microbial Stimulation Reverses the Age-Related Decline in M Cells in Aged MiceDonaldson, D. S., Pollock, J., Vohra, P., Stevens, M. P. & Mabbott, N. A., 26 Jun 2020, (First published) In: iScience. 23, 6, 101147.
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Quantification of selected antimicrobial resistance genes in pig faeces on a British commercial pig farm during a typical production cycle
Pollock, J. (Contributor), Corbishley, A. (Contributor), Hutchings, M. (Contributor) & Gally, D. L. (Contributor), Natural Environment Research Council, 1 Jan 2018
DOI: 10.5285/e548dc5d-49e3-467d-9435-c199da40e7be, https://doi.org/10.5285%2Fe548dc5d-49e3-467d-9435-c199da40e7be