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Professor Julie Fitzpatrick

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick

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Professor 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.

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow's Vet School, gained a PhD in mucosal immunology from the University of Bristol, and she has a Master degree in Epidemiology through distance-learning from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Qualifications & Awards

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

2018: Dalrymple-Champney's Cup of veterinary research

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



New Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, 2021-2024

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

Chair of the UK Science Partnership for Animal and Plant Health, 2016-2021

Chair of the Food Security at Universtity of Glasgow's School of Medicine, Veteterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Chair of the APHA scientific Advisory Board, 2017-2021

Non-Executive Director of Animal and Plant Health Agency, 2017-2021

Co-Chair of the Scottish Food Commission, 2015-2018

Independent Scientific Panel member for the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, 2015-2021

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

Board Director of Quality Meat Scotland, 2014-2021

External Advisory Board for the Institute for Aquaculture, University of Stirling, 2013-2021

Selected Key Publications