Philip Robinson is an academic veterinarian teaching and conducting research in farm animal health and welfare. 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 Senior 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).
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