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Meet Moredun’s new Head of Business Development

The Moredun Group are delighted to introduce Charlotte Burgess as the new Head of Business Development.

Charlotte has a rich history with the Moredun Group, starting with her bachelor honours project in parasitology at the Moredun Research Institute. After graduation, she continued her journey as a research assistant there and then moved to the role of Technical Officer at Moredun Scientific. She then pursued an MSc in Science Communication and PhD in Quantitative Genetics before returning to the Moredun Research Institute as a postdoctoral researcher specialising in the population genetics of ovine nematodes on UK farms. More recently she has been working in the commercial side of science, developing an extensive network of contacts across the animal health and life science industries.

Charlotte took up her new appointment at the end of August, working across the Moredun Group. She is responsible for growing the Animal Health and Aquaculture contract research businesses at Moredun Scientific through strategic account management and marketing. She also provides significant support to the company’s business during conferences and trade events. In addition to her role at Moredun Scientific. Charlotte also works with the scientists at the Moredun Research Institute to identify Intellectual Property and commercial potential in their research, facilitate routes to market and support any spin out companies.

Charlotte Burgess said:

“I am happy to have rejoined the Moredun Group in such an exciting position and look forward to bringing all of my experience to the role.”

Rhona Macdonald, Managing Director of Moredun Scientific said:

“I am very pleased that Charlotte has joined us as our Head of Business development. This is a key position across the Moredun Group and Charlotte brings significant scientific and industry knowledge to the role.”


The Moredun Group is a farmer led organisation committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education. Working on an international scale, our research focusses on developing vaccines, diagnostic tests and disease control strategies for endemic, infectious diseases of livestock and our outreach work is of prime importance to us to maintain our strong links with the livestock industry.

Moredun Scientific is a contract research organisation. The company focus is on supporting animal health, aquaculture and biopharmaceutical companies by testing their products and providing data to support development decisions, registration and commercialisation.

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