Jolinda Pollock


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

    EH26 0PZ Midlothian

    United Kingdom


Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


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.


Current projects:

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.

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, 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


Dive into the research topics where Jolinda Pollock is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles