Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Midlothian EH26 0PZ
Johanna qualified as a vet in 2002 from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse in France before completing a Masters in Fish Pathology at the Institute of Aquaculture in Stirling. She went on to spend a year in mixed practice and the following two in a private practice dedicated to disease investigation in fish, in both farmed and wild species, in Inverness. She recently completed a 3 year residency in veterinary anatomical pathology at Edinburgh University, passing the European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP) board exams in February 2010.
Johanna is currently in her second year of PhD studies at Moredun Research Institute, which is being carried out in collaboration with the Sea Mammal Research Unit at St Andrews University and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. She is studying the pathology and epidemiology of disease in juvenile grey seals, Halichoerus grypus, around the Scottish coastline. Her main areas of interest are comparative pathology and wildlife disease, especially within the aquatic environment.
- Pathology of neonatal disease in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)
- Pathology of marine mammals
Selected Key Publications
- Baily, J. E., Smith J. L., Wootten R., & Sommerville C. 2011. The fate of Lernaeocera branchialis (L.) (Crustacea; Copepoda) in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L.. Journal of Fish Diseases. 34(2):139 - 147.
- Dagleish, M. P., Baily J. L., Foster G., Reid R. J., & Barley J. 2010. The first report of disease in a Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus). Journal of Comparative Pathology. 143(4):284-288.
- Smith, J. L., Campbell-Ward M., Else R. W., & Pamela E. J. J. 2010. Undifferentiated carcinoma of the salivary gland in a chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 22(1):152 - 155.
- Smith, J. L., Wootten R., & Sommerville C. 2007. The pathology of the early stages of the crustacean parasite, Lernaeocera branchialis (L.), on Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L.. Journal of Fish Diseases. 30(1):.
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