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Professor Julie Fitzpatrick

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick

The Moredun Group
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


Julie Fitzpatrick is the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation. She also holds a Chair in Food Security in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Professor Fitzpatrick's research interests focus on livestock health and disease in the UK and in developing countries.

Qualifications & Awards

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, BVMS (Hons), MSc, PhD, DSc, DipECBHM, DipECSRHM, DLSHTM, FIBiol, FRAgS, MRCVS, FRSE

2017: Doctorate of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

2016: The Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy for contributions to agriculture

2014: OBE for Services to Animal Research and Medicine

2014: The Chiron Award, British Veterinary Association

2013: Doctorate of Science, Heriot-Watt University

2003: Awarded the G. Norman Hall Medal for research into animal diseases by RCVS Trust


Vice Chairman of the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, 2017-2018

Chair of the UK Science Partnership for Animal and Plant Health, 2016-present

Co-Chair of the Scottish Food Commission, 2015-present

Independent Scientific Panel member for the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, 2015-present

External Advisory Panel member for the University of Liverpool’s Institute for Infection and Global Health, 2014-present

Board Director of Quality Meat Scotland, 2014-present

External Advisory Board for the Institute for Aquaculture, University of Stirling, 2013-present

Selected Key Publications