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Mr. Alessandro Seguino

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma, European College of Veterinary Public Health
Master of Research, University of Edinburgh
Epidemiological study of Campylobacter spp. colonisation of wild game pheasants processed in Scotland and its relevance to public health

Professional Qualifications

2017RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Public Health
Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, PGCertAP
Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health (Food Hygiene), CertVPH(FH)
Specialist in Inspection and Control of Foodstuff of Animal Origin

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseFood Safety


I Graduated from the Veterinary School of the University of Naples "Federico II" in 1997 with a 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 Food 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, 4th Year Director for the BVM&S Curriculum. I also carry out research in veterinary education, food microbiology and food safety. I hold the European Diploma in VPH (DiplECVPH), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in VPH (Food Hygiene), the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Edinburgh, a Mater of Science by Research from the University of Edinburgh and the Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

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.



Year 1

Animal Life and Food Safety 1


Year GEP

Animal Life and Food Safety


Year 4

Veterinary Public Health


Year 5

Final Year Rotations

Student Selected Component 2


PG (MSc Taught Courses)

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare

Animal Welfare Applications


MSc Animal Bioscience

One Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Infections



Administrative Roles

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


4th Year Director of the BVM&S

Deputy Director for Quality Assurance of PG courses

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