Hi I'm
Izzy Bannister

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Expertise:
    • Animal Care
    • Veterinary Medicine

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I am the first year tutor of the HND Rural Animal Health students and have been part of the programme since it started in 2022. I have a wide range of experience in industry, a highlight of which was working at a top national hunt and flat racing stud. Before working at SRUC, I taught at multiple HE institutions in the UK. Within teaching, my main interests are health, breeding and nutrition.

I am currently undertaking a PhD researching the metabolism of copper in large ruminant species, with the aim of producing industry feeding guidance. Previous to this, I completed my masters in equine science with a focus on feeding a total mixed ration to thoroughbred foals and the impact on gut health.

Outside of work, I row competitively and have started Munro bagging with my dog Penny.

Areas of expertise and interests

  • Animal Care
  • Veterinary Medicine

I'm currently working on

  • Ruminant interactions with copper

My professional highlights

  • External Examiner at Writtle University College

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