SRUC Research, Future Farming Systems
Epidemiology Research Unit
Inverness IV2 5NA
•My major area of work since joining SRUC has been on verocytotoxigenic E. coli O157, with particular responsibility for field work in this area. Together with colleagues at the ERU and with consortium partners from other institutions, I am currently writing up the results of a prevalence survey of E. coli O157 among British farms that produce cattle intended for the food chain.
•I am interested in antimicrobial usage and resistance and how the livestock industry can approach the challenges presented by resistance whilst maintaining animal health and welfare, as well as farm viability.