Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Pathogen Flow in Ecosystems, IRLFS (Research Programme)

Stuart is a lecturer in wild animal health and the course director for our Masters programmes in Wild Animal Health and Biology. as well as being the pathway leader for the MSci in Wild Animal Biology. His main interests are in the relevance of disease processes to conservation, and how this changes as existing populations become more fragmented.

2018-date  Lecturer in Wild Animal Health, RVC
2017-2018  Temporary Lecturer in Dairy Medicine, RVC
2013-2017 PhD, RVC
2012-2013  Masters Student RVC
2007-2012  Veterinary surgeon working in UK farm animal practice

2020 PG Certificate in Veterinary Education, RVC
2017 PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology, RVC

2015 Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Conservation Medicine, University of Edinburgh
2013 Master of Science in Veterinary Epidemiology, RVC
2007 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College London

My PhD work fieldwork was undertaken in the Kalahari desert of South Africa at the Kalahari Meerkat Project. Here I looked at targeting individuals for vaccination based upon their social position. I was interested in whether by targeting important individuals in the transmission network, disease levels could be controlled more efficinetly than with blanket vaccination.

This recent RVC podcast sums up a lot of my career to date and my interests....

Stuart is currently the  Course Director for the Wild Animal Biology and Wild Animal Health MSc degrees, and the pathway leader for our MSci in Wild Animal Biology, a 4-year integrated course ( As well as these courses he runs a Zoo Tracking rotation for the BVetMed students, and contributes to communication skills training on the veterinary course.

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