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Dr Eleanor Watson

Dr Eleanor Watson

Eleanor Watson

 +44 (0)131 445 5111

Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ


Eleanor is a researcher at the Moredun Research Institute. Her research focusses on Campylobacter species and other zoonotic pathogens.

Current interests:

  • Quantitative mass spectrometry to characterise bacterial adaptation. 
  • Identification of zoonotic pathogens using MALDI mass spectrometry.
  • Campylobacter jejuni metabolic versatility in relation to host colonisation and disease outcome.
  • Presence and transmission of zoonotic pathogens and AMR genes within wildlife populations.

Leading Ideas

  • Livestock Diseases
  • Food Safety
  • Climate and the Environment

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 1: Natural Assets
  • 1.3 - Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • 1.3.3 Resilience of ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.2 - Livestock Production, Health, Welfare, and Disease Control
  • 2.2.3 Disease mechanisms
  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1 - Improving Primary Produce
  • 3.1.3 Food safety