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I graduated BSc (Hons) in Animal Production Science from Edinburgh University in 1980.  After graduating I worked as a Dairy Husbandry Advisory Officer with the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service.  In 1982 I moved back to Edinburgh as Farm Manager at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine Easter Bush Farm where I was responsible for the day to day running of the farm along with teaching animal husbandry and assisting with research projects. In 1994 I became lecturer in Farm Animal Husbandry and co-ordinator of Animal Husbandry Extra-mural Studies.


BSc Honours Animal Production Science, Edinburgh University 1980

Supplementary Certificate in Milk Production, Technology and Control, West of Scotland College of Agriculture 1981


Developed and maintain the R(D)SVS Virtual Farm which provides farm information plus revision resources.

Run the R(D)SVS Virtual Farm Facebook Group which keeps the students up to date with animal husbandry events on our own farms.

Presenter in the 'Have you got what it takes to be a Vet' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Produce revision quizzes using Articulate Storyline



Year 1

Animal Life & Food Safety 1

Year GEP

Animal Life & Food Safety GEP

Year 2

Animal Life & Food Safety 2, Student Research Component Foundation

Year 3

Professional & Clinical Skills 3

Year 4

Professional & Clinical Skills 4


Administrative Roles


  • UG Teaching admin (VTO and above)
  • UG teaching staff
  • Student support
  • Admissions
  • Pre-Clinical Teaching
  • Farm Animal Teaching
  • Animal Husbandry Extra-mural Studies (EMS)
  • Course Organiser (AL & FS 1,2 and GEP)


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