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Professor Peter Holmes



Peter Holmes is a veterinary scientist and currently Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Physiology at the University of Glasgow. He is internationally recognised for his research of parasitic diseases of domestic animals. His research has been conducted in collaboration with a variety of research centres and universities in Europe and Africa.

He qualified from the Glasgow Veterinary School in 1966. He remained at the University of Glasgow and was appointed Professor in 1982. From 1997 he served as Vice-Principal for 10 years. In his capacity as Vice-Principal (Research) he was responsible for the University’s research strategy and its close integration with knowledge transfer.

Professor Holmes was a board member of the Scottish Universities Funding Council for 8 years and chaired its Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee.

In 2007 Professor Holmes was awarded an OBE for services to veterinary medicine and higher education and an honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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