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Dr Philip Robinson BVMS DSVM MSc PhD PgCert TSLHE FHEA MRCVS

Principal Lecturer in Farm Animal Health and Welfare. RCVS Recognised Specialist in State Veterinary Medicine

Dr Philip Robinson is an academic veterinarian and interdisciplinary scholar conducting research in the fields of veterinary epidemiology and higher education. After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow, Philip worked as a private practitioner in mixed veterinary practices in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and then spent 12 years as a government veterinary field officer and epidemiologist with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland. He is a Diplomate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in State Veterinary Medicine, and holds the MSc degree in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (with Distinction) from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. In 2010 Philip was awarded a NI Civil Service US-UK Fulbright Scholarship at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, where he conducted research on factors affecting diagnostic sample submission to veterinary laboratories. Philip completed his PhD in the Geography Department of Durham University, having researched factors affecting bovine tuberculosis eradication efforts in Northern Ireland. His main research interests are in farm animal infectious disease epidemiology, veterinary public health, veterinary surveillance, enzootic disease control, veterinary education, and qualitative research methodologies at the interface of the natural and social sciences. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and RCVS Recognised Specialist in State Veterinary Medicine. He also serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM).

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
  • Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM)  - Honorary Secretary
  • Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA)
  • Veterinary Christian Fellowship (VCF)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Publications

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Other publications

  • Palczynski, L. J., Bleach, E. C. L, Brennan, M. L. & Robinson, P.A. (2018) Stakeholder perceptions of colostrum management for dairy calves in England. (International Society for Economics and Social Science of Animal Health conference, Montpellier, France, 14-15 May 2018. Poster)
  • Robinson, P.A. & Epperson, W.B. (2018) 'People factors' matter in veterinary scanning surveillance Veterinary Record 182, 577-578
  • Robinson, P.A. (2018) Performativity and a microbe: Exploring Mycobacterium bovis and the political ecologies of bovine tuberculosis BioSocieties https://doi.org/10.1057/s41292-018-0124-1
  • Lomas, H.R. & Robinson, P.A. (2018) A Pilot Qualitative Investigation of Stakeholders’ Experiences and Opinions of Equine Insect Bite Hypersensitivity in England Veterinary Sciences 5:3
  • Robinson, P.A. (2018) Learning spaces in the countryside: university students and the Harper assemblage. Area 50, 274-282.
  • Robinson, P.A. (2017) Farmers and bovine tuberculosis: contextualising statutory disease control within everyday farming lives Journal of Rural Studies 55, 168-180
  • Courcier, E.A., O’Hagan, M.J.H., Menzies, F.D., Strain, S.A.J., Skuce, R.A., Robinson P.A., Patterson, T., McBride, K.R., McCormick, C.M., Walton, E., McDowell, S.W.J. & Abernethy, D.A. (2017) Surveillance for Mycobacterium bovis in badgers (Meles meles) in Northern Ireland: Results of a road traffic accident survey between 1998 and 2011. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine conference, Inverness, Scotland, 29-31 March 2017. Poster.
  • Robinson, P.A. (2017) Subsidising cattle, inspecting farmers, controlling disease: the socioeconomic impact of the CAP. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine conference, Inverness, Scotland, 29-31 March 2017. Poster
  • Robinson, P.A. (2017) Framing bovine tuberculosis: a ‘political ecology of health’ approach to circulation of knowledge(s) about animal disease control The Geographical Journal
  • Palczynski, L. J., Bleach, E. C. L, Brennan, M. L. & Robinson, P.A. (2017) Attitudes to calf data recording. (Total Dairy conference, Keele, England, 14 - 15 June 2017. Poster)
  • Courcier, E.A., Menzies, F.D., Strain, S.A.J., Skuce, R.A., Robinson, P.A., Patterson, I.A.P., McBride, K.R., McCormick, C.M., Walton, E., McDowell, S.W.J., Abernethy, D.A. (2017) Monitoring Mycobacterium bovis in Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) killed by vehicles in Northern Ireland between 1998 and 2011. Veterinary Record Published Online First: 22 December 2017. doi: 10.1136/vr.103934
  • Robinson, P.A. (2016) Learning spaces: on the screen, down the farm, in the prep room (VetEd 2016 conference, University of Glasgow, 7-8 July (Poster))
  • Robinson, P.A. (2016) Bovine tuberculosis: Opinions from the ground up. (Society for Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine conference, Elsinore, Denmark, 16-18 March 2016. Poster)
  • Robinson, P.A. (2015) A history of bovine tuberculosis eradication policy in Northern Ireland Epidemiology and Infection 143, 3182-3195
  • Robinson, P.A. (2015) Achieving specialist status Veterinary Record 177: i-ii. doi:10.1136/vr.h4344
  • Robinson, P.A. (2014) Thoughts on farm biosecurity – knowledge and practice. M. bovis VI conference, Cardiff, Wales, 16-19 June 2014. (Winner of best poster in Social Science/Economics.)
  • Robinson, P.A., Macnaghten, P., Banks, S., Bickersteth, J., Kennedy, A., Richardson, Y., Shaw, S. & Sylvestre, I. (2014) Responsible scientists and a citizens' panel: new storylines for creative engagement between science and the public. The Geographical Journal 180, 83-88
  • Robinson P.A., Courcier, E.A., Gordon, A.D., Menzies, F.D., & Abernethy, D.A. (2014) Survival and risk factors for lateral spread of bovine TB in cattle herds exposed to infection at pasture in Northern Ireland. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Proceedings of a meeting held in Dublin, Ireland, 26-28 March 2014. 211-221
  • Robinson, P.A. (2014) Bovine mobilities and biosecurity: why do farmers buy cattle? Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine conference, Dublin, 26-28 March 2014. (Poster)
  • Robinson, P.A. (2013) Farmers' views on cattle and badger vaccination to control bovine TB. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine conference, Madrid, 20-22 March 2013. (Poster)
  • Atkins, P.J. & Robinson, P.A. (2013) Coalition culls and zoonotic ontologies Environment and Planning A 45, 1372-1386
  • Robinson, P.A. & Epperson, W.B. (2013) Farm animal practitioners' views on their use and expectations of veterinary diagnostic laboratories Veterinary Record 172:503
  • Atkins, P.J. & Robinson, P.A. (2013) Bovine tuberculosis and badgers in Britain: relevance of the past Epidemiology and Infection 141, 1437-1444
  • Robinson, P.A. (2012) Veterinary ethnography: new shoes for 'shoe-leather' epidemiology? International Symposia on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics proceedings - ISVEE13: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Maastricht, Netherlands, 21 August 2012, 154.
  • Robinson, P.A. (2012) The veterinary ethnographer: an ‘insider-outsider’ approach to disease control. Durham University Postgraduate Anthropology Conference, Durham, 25 April 2012. (Winner of best thematic poster )
  • Robinson, P.A., Epperson, W.B., Huston, C.L., Pace, L.W., Wills, R.W. & Cosby, A.G. (2012) Factors influencing diagnostic sample submission by food animal veterinarians in Mississippi. Veterinaria Italiana 48 (1), 31-39
  • Robinson, P.A., Corner, L.A.L., Courcier, E.A., McNair, J., Artois, M., Menzies, F.D., & Abernethy, D.A. (2012) BCG vaccination against tuberculosis in European badgers (Meles meles): A Review. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 35, 277-287
  • Robinson, P.A. (2012) Animal diseases and human health Geography Review 26, 12-15
  • Robinson, P.A. (2011) Studying while working - Vet Record Careers Veterinary Record http://vetrecordjobs.com/vetrecordjobs/advice/view-article.html?id=74
  • Abernethy, D.A., Walton, E., Menzies, F., Courcier, E. & Robinson, P. (2011) Mycobacterium bovis surveillance in European badgers (Meles meles) killed by vehicles in Northern Ireland: an epidemiological evaluation. Epidemiologie & Santé Animale, Proceedings of the International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance, Lyon, France, 17-20 May 2011, 59-60, 216-218
  • Menzies F.D., Gordon A.W., Courcier E.A., Robinson P.A., Abernethy D.A. (2011) Why limit yourself to one logistic regression model? Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine conference, Leipzig, 23-25 March 2011. (Poster)
  • Menzies, F.D., Burns, K., Fallows, J.G., McKeown, I.M., Gloster, J., Burgin, L., Courcier, E.A., McNamee, P.T., Robinson, J., Robinson, P.A., McNeilly, F. & Abernethy, D.A. (2011) Risk assessment, targeted surveillance and policy formulation: practical experiences with bluetongue. Epidemiologie & Santé Animale, Proceedings of the International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance, Lyon, France, 17-20 May 2011, 59-60, 113-115.
  • Abernethy, D.A., Graham, D., Skuce, R., Gordon, A., Menzies, F., Robinson, P., Harwood, R. & Clarke, N. (2010) Shifting the TB-Control paradigm: an epidemiological critique of the bovine tuberculosis eradication scheme. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Proceedings of a meeting held in Nantes, France, 24-26 March 2010, 166-173.
  • Menzies, F.D., Gordon, A.W., Robinson, P.A., Courcier, E.A. & Abernethy, D.A. (2010) Comparison of herd risk factors for the disclosure of tuberculin test reactors for high and low bovine tuberculosis incidence areas. Annual scientific conference of the European College for Veterinary Public Health, Nottwil, Switzerland, October 2010. (Poster)
  • Menzies, F.D., Abernethy, D.A., Stringer, L.A., Robinson, P.A. & Jordan, C. (2009) Observations on badger activity in two areas of high and low cattle tuberculosis incidence in Northern Ireland. M. bovis V conference. Wellington, New Zealand. 25-28 August 2009, 83.
Additional Information

Teaching responsibilities

  • Farm Animal Health (Module leader) - Level 5
  • Integrated Health Management (Veterinary Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health) - Level 6
  • Advances in Animal Production Science - Level 6
  • Advanced Research Methods Social Sciences - Level 7
  • State Veterinary Medicine - Level 7
  • Veterinary Pharmacy - Level 7

Awards

  • Harper Adams University Aspire Teaching Excellence Award 2014-15
  • Harper Adams University Aspire Excellence Students' Choice Award for Inspiring Learning 2016-17
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