Scientific Advisory Committee

Our independent Scientific Advisory Committee is made up of world-leading scientists who give their time voluntarily to ensure the quality of our research programmes.

The Committee provides advice to the Senior Management Team and Trustees on all aspects of our research work. In order to do this, it meets with the principal investigators of each research discipline every year.

Meet our scientific advisors


Professor David Haig (chair)

Professor of Animal Infection and Immunity, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham


Professor Alan Archibald

Head of the Division of Genetics and Genomics at The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.


Professor Sheila Crispin

Past-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, chief panellist of the BVA/Kennel Club/International Sheep Dog Society eye scheme panel and chair of the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding.


Emeritus Professor Don Kelly

Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Pathology,University of Liverpool


Professor Robin Franklin

Professor of Stem Cell Medicine at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge


Professor Willie Donachie

Secretary of the Scottish Consortium for Rural Research and Director of the Moredun Scientific Board


Professor James Stewart

Head of the Molecular Virology Research Group, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool


Professor Bruce McGorum

Personal Chair of Equine Medicine, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh.