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Professor Julie Fitzpatrick

Job Title:
Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation

Contact Number:
0131 4455 111

Pentlands Science Park Bush Loan

Job Role

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick is the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation. She also holds a Chair in Food Security in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Professor Fitzpatrick’s research interests focus on livestock health and disease in the UK and in developing countries.

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow’s Vet School, gained a PhD in mucosal immunology from the University of Bristol, and she has a Master degree in Epidemiology through distance-learning from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Qualifications & Awards

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, BVMS (Hons), MSc, PhD, DSc, DipECBHM, DipECSRHM, DLSHTM, FIBiol, FRAgS, MRCVS, FRSE

  • 2018: Dalrymple-Champney’s Cup of veterinary research
  • 2017: Doctorate of Science, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 2016: The Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy for contributions to agriculture
  • 2014: OBE for Services to Animal Research and Medicine
  • 2014: The Chiron Award, British Veterinary Association
  • 2013: Doctorate of Science, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2003: Awarded the G. Norman Hall Medal for research into animal diseases by RCVS Trust


  • New Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, 2021-2024
  • Vice Chairman of the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, 2017-2018
  • Chair of the UK Science Partnership for Animal and Plant Health, 2016-2021
  • Chair of the Food Security at Universtity of Glasgow’s School of Medicine, Veteterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Chair of the APHA scientific Advisory Board, 2017-2021
  • Non-Executive Director of Animal and Plant Health Agency, 2017-2021
  • Co-Chair of the Scottish Food Commission, 2015-2018
  • Independent Scientific Panel member for the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, 2015-2021
  • External Advisory Panel member for the University of Liverpool’s Institute for Infection and Global Health, 2014-present
  • Board Director of Quality Meat Scotland, 2014-2021
  • External Advisory Board for the Institute for Aquaculture, University of Stirling, 2013-2021

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