Iain McKendrick

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Principal Consultant for Animal Health and Welfare

Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland
JCMB, The King's Buildings,
EDINBURGH, EH9 3JZ, Scotland, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4894
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 4901

Iain McKendrick


From the biological perspective, I have statistical and/or modelling experience in infections such as Theileria parva, Trypanosoma species, M. a. paratuberculosis, E. coli O157, L. hardjo, Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Pasteurella multocida, FMD virus and Jaagsiekte retrovirus. The choice of these pathogens is, however, largely driven by the research priorities of collaborating scientists and institutions, and I am interested in the application of mathematical modelling and statistical inference to any suitable epidemiological system. Many of my interactions are informal, with scientists and veterinarians in various organisations. However, I also work within the following formal structures:

Most of my consultancy responsibilities relate to BioSS inputs to the Moredun Research Institute and to the Veterinary Division of the Scottish Agricultural College. To meet the needs of these collaborators, in a typical week I spend several days at the Moredun campus. This is very important to me, both as a means of delivering a useful service to biologists and veterinarians, but also as a way of refreshing my links with veterinary science and scientists on a weekly basis. Hopefully, these links ensure the relevance of my statistical and modelling work; they certainly serve to inspire the majority of my projects.

If you are interested in collaboration with me, or any other BioSS scientist, in a research topic relating to Animal Health and Welfare, please feel free to contact me to discuss our research interests.

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