Jolinda Pollock


  • PENICUIK, SRUC Veterinary Services, Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan

    EH26 0PZ Midlothian

    United Kingdom


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I manage the Microbiology department at SRUC Veterinary Services.  Our team carry out routine bacteriology and mycology on both farm and companion animal cases.  I also perform independent and collaborative research with colleagues at SRUC and several national and international universities.



Current projects:

  • Co-Investigator (2021-present)
    Examining strain differences among Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria ivanovii and assessing genetic diversity against that of isolates from human cases of listeriosis.
  • Principal Investigator (2020-present)
    Understanding the persistence of Klebsiella mastitis in dairy cattle
  • Principal Investigator (2020-present)
    Description of a novel fimH variant of Escherichia coli isolated from atypical septicaemia cases in older calves.

Previous projects:

  • 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.



Research interests

  • Veterinary bacteriology and mycology
  • Farm animal disease surveillance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and AMR
  • Farm animal microbiomes


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Award Date: 1 Jan 2017

Bachelor, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010


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