Research Committees


Research Committee A

Animal disease, health and welfare

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Core members

  • Professor Eileen Wall – SRUC (Chair)
  • Professor Candy Rowe – Newcastle University (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Elma Tchilian – The Pirbright Institute (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Michael Bailey – University of Bristol
  • Professor Richard Barrett-Jolley – University of Liverpool
  • Dr Jason Berwick – University of Sheffield
  • Professor Francesca Cacucci – University College London
  • Dr Kate Ellacott – University of Exeter
  • Dr James Gardiner – Imperial College London
  • Professor Simon Graham – The Pirbright Institute and University of Surrey
  • Professor Jayne Hope – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Emma Laing – GSK
  • Dr Jonathan Lee – University of Birmingham
  • Dr Tom Matheson – University of Leicester
  • Dr Mark Mooney – Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Professor Rasmus Petersen – The University of Manchester
  • Dr Karen Spencer – University of St Andrews
  • Professor Paul Thornalley – Hamad Bin Khalifa University

For a list of members who attended the last three meetings visit committee and panel – outcomes.

Meeting dates


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


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


Research Committee A


Last updated: 31 March 2022

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