Judith Evans

Laboratory Scientist
Future Farming Systems - Epidemiology Research Unit

Research interests 

My background is in biomedical science in diagnostic and reference laboratories and my major areas of work are currently bacteria with zoonotic potential and the prevalence of bacteria with mechanisms to resist antibiotics.
I continue to develop my interest in E. coli, working on projects relating to prevalence and persistence of this organism in Scottish farm animals.
I manage our lab here and am able to provide results directly to the rest of the Epidemiology Team for further analysis.

Selected research projects

  • RESAS RD 2.2.6 (Animal disease epidemiology): Laboratory work to support Understanding antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • E. coli O157 super-shedding in cattle and mitigation of human risk: Laboratory work in support of Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland-funded estimation of prevalence of Escherichia coli O157 among herds in Great Britain destined for the food chain, to isolate these organisms and make them available for further study to characterise and determine potential intervention measures to mitigate risk to humans from infection with Vero cytotoxigenic E. coli O157. Collaboration with the Roslin Institute, Moredun Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, BioSS, Health Protection Scotland and Public Health England.
  • Maximising the predictive power of different measures of antimicrobial resistance for clinical outcomes using clinical mastitis in dairy cattle as an exemplar. A comparison of three methods for measuring antimicrobial resistance, to establish whether any method is more closely associated with clinical outcome in the case of clinical mastitis in dairy cows.

Selected publications

See all of Judith Evans' publications here.

Judith Evans

Laboratory Research Scientist

Address: Future Farming Systems
Epidemiology Research Unit
An Lòchran
Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA

Telephone: 01463 246 069

E-mail: judith.evans@sruc.ac.uk