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Future Farming Systems - Hill & Mountain Research Centre
I am a research scientist based at SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre.
My main research interests include:
Trade-offs between productivity and sustainability - RESAS (2016-21) funded project on assessing the overall sustainability of alternative upland sheep systems in terms of production, economic, animal health & welfare and wider environmental impacts.
Genetic analyses of novel traits derived from CT scanning for implementation in terminal sire breeding programmes – AHDB (2016-17) assessing the implementation of new computer tomography (CT) traits into current terminal sire genetic evaluations.
Genomics of mastitis in meat sheep – Innovate UK (2015-17) project to assess the identification of suitable phenotypes related to mastitis (and footrot) in meat sheep for future genomic selection.
PhD title – SRUC, University of Edinburgh, AHDB (2008-14 part-time) titled: “Optimising UK sheep breeding programmes by the inclusion of Genotype x Environment (GxE) interactions”.
I have given some lectures on the Animal Growth and Development and Livestock Production Technology courses as part of SRUC undergraduate courses. I have also supervised Agriculture and Animal Science students during their undergraduate honours projects.
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Address: Future Farming Systems
Hill & Mountain Research Centre
Crianlarich, FK20 8RU
Telephone: +44 1838 400 210