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Tim Nuttall

Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Veterinary Dermatology

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Current Research Interests

The genetics of atopic dermatitis; allergen specific immunology; antibiotic resistance, particularly meticillin-resistance staphylococci and multi-drug resistant E. coli; and responsible antimicrobial use and infection control.

Administrative Roles



Dr Tim Nuttall graduated from the University of Bristol in 1992 and originally joined the Dick Vet in 1995 to train in dermatology and study for a PhD on canine atopic dermatitis. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2001, developing a dermatology clinic that now sees over 1000 cases each year. In August 2013 he returned to the Dick Vet as Head of Dermatology.

Tim has written over 80 clinical and scientific publications, co-authored A Colour Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, and presented over 100 lectures throughout the world. In addition, Tim has served on RCVS, BSAVA, ESVD and DEFRA scientific committees, the International Committee on Atopic Diseases in Animals, is a scientific advisor to the Bella Moss Foundation and has been a co-editor of Veterinary Dermatology. He also had an active research programme, studying antimicrobial resistance, skin infections and the genetics of canine atopic dermatitis. In 2014 he received the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine. 

Research activities & awards

  1. Atopic dermatitis - definition and genetics

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Chronic otitis externa roundtable

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. 9th World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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Research press coverage

  1. Puppy strangles

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

  2. Antimicrobial stewardship

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

  3. Chronic pododermatitis & Hotspots: what & why?

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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