Alessandro Seguino, DiplECVPH(FS)

Dr, DVM, MSc by Research, MR.

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Biography

I Graduated from the Veterinary School of the "Federico II" University of Naples in 1997 with a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Degree. I worked for three years in a mixed practice and, at the same time as Veterinary Officer in the Animal Health State Veterinary Service in Italy. During this time I undertook Postgraduate study in the "Inspection and Control of Foodstuff of Animal Origin", also in Naples qualifying as recognised specialist in 2001. In 2002, I moved to the UK where I worked in England for one year as Official Veterinarian for the Meat Hygiene Service, and was then promoted to Veterinary Manager. Then I moved to Scotland supervising vets working in a wide range of food processing establishments.

In 2009, I joined the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies as Senior Lecturer and Head of Veterinary Public Health (VPH). I am Course Director for the 4th year VPH (Food Safety) course, and School Director of Quality Assurance. I also carry out research in veterinary education, food microbiology and food safety. I hold the European Diploma in VPH (DiplECVPH), and I am a European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) specialist in VPH, the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCertAP) from the University of Edinburgh, a Mater of Science by Research from the University of Edinburgh and the Principal Fellowship of the Advance  Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). I am also the Programme Director of the online MSc in Food Safety at the University of Edinburgh.

Current Research Interests

Current research interests are mainly in the wild game sector, in particular looking at Campylobacter colonisation of pheasants and E, coli STEC in venison and their relevance to public health. I  am also interested in innovative ways of teaching veterinary public health.

Teaching

UG

Year 1

Animal Life and Food Safety 1

 

Year GEP

Animal Life and Food Safety

 

Year 4

Veterinary Public Health

 

Year 5

VPH Final Year Rotations

VPH Student Selected Component

 

PG (MSc Taught Courses)

MSc Food Safety

Programme Director and Course Organiser

 

MSc Animal Bioscience

One Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Infections

Websites

http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/alex-seguino/

Administrative Roles

UG teaching staff and Course Organiser for the 4th Year VPH Course

 

School Director of Quality Assurance (UG, PGT and PGR)

Education/Academic qualification

VPH, Postgraduate Diploma, European College of Veterinary Public Health

Award Date: 27 Sep 2016

Epidemiology and VPH, Master of Research, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 2 Jul 2016

External positions

Chair of the Education Committee, European College of Veterinary Public Health

1 Oct 2019 → …

Statutory Membership Examination Board - Lead for VPH, RCVS

1 Sep 2019 → …

External Examiner, UCD Dublin

1 Sep 2019 → …

Keywords

  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Food Safety

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