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Research Committee A

Animal disease, health and welfare

For research topics covered by each Research Committee and to apply for funding visit our Responsive mode research grants and How to apply pages (see related links).

Core members

Professor Andrew Devitt (Chair) - Aston University
Professor Simone Meddle (Deputy Chair) - The University of Edinburgh
Professor Eileen Wall (Deputy Chair) - Scotland’s Rural College

Professor Luke Alphey - The Pirbright Institute
Dr Richard Barrett-Jolley - University of Liverpool
Dr Jason Berwick - The University of Sheffield
Dr Collette Britton - University of Glasgow
Dr Francesca Cacucci - University College London
Professor Lisa Collins - University of Leeds
Dr Kate Ellacott - University of Exeter
Dr James Gardiner - Imperial College London
Dr Simon Paul Graham - The Pirbright Institute and University of Surrey
Dr David Griffiths - Moredun Research Institute
Professor Julie Harris - University of St Andrews
Dr Jayne Hope - The University of Edinburgh
Professor Paul Langford - Imperial College London
Dr Jonathan Lee - University of Birmingham
Professor David Main – Royal Agricultural University
Professor Walter Marcotti - The University of Sheffield
Dr Tom Matheson - University of Leicester
Dr Dorothy McKeegan - University of Glasgow
Professor Malcolm Andrew Mitchell - Scotland’s Rural College
Dr Keelin O’Driscoll – Teagasc
Professor Rasmus Petersen - The University of Manchester
Professor Narender Ramnani - Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor Olivier Sparagano - Coventry University
Dr Karen Spencer - University of St Andrews
Professor Paul Thornalley - The University of Warwick
Professor Geraldine Wright - Newcastle University

For a list of members who attended the last three meetings visit our Recent grant awards page (see related links).

Meeting dates


  • 12-13 February
  • 22-23 May
  • 25-26 September


  • 13-14 February
  • 23-24 May
  • 19-20 September


  • 7-8 February
  • 16-17 May
  • 19-20 September


  • 2-3 February
  • 11-12 May
  • 22-23 September