Scientific Advisory Board
Professor Julie Fitzpatrick was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) for Scotland in June 2021. She is also Scientific Director of Moredun Research Institute and the CEO of The Moredun Group.
She holds a Chair in Food Security at the University of Glasgow’s School of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow’s Veterinary School in 1982, gained PhD in mucosal immunology from the University of Bristol and has a Master’s degree in Epidemiology by distance learning from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2007, a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of Scotland in 2008, and was awarded an OBE for services to livestock research in 2014. She was awarded the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy for contributions to agriculture in 2016, and the Dalrymple-Champney’s Cup for veterinary research in 2018.
She has acted as Vice Chair of GALVmed, a public-private partnership funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Department For International Development; Co-Chair of the Scottish Food Commission; a previous member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council, and of the Board of Quality Meat Scotland. At the UK level, she was Chair of the UK Science Partnership for Animal and Plant Health and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Non-Executive Director, of the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Her personal research focused on infectious diseases of cattle, sheep and goats with particular emphasis on mastitis, welfare, and developing countries.