Dr Hilary Snaith

Development Manager of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

  • Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
  • Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programmes in Hosts, Pathogens & Global Health and One Health Models of Disease
  • Fleming Fund Fellowship Scheme at the University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Ashworth Laboratories
Kings Buildings
Charlotte Auerbach Road

Post code


I started my scientific career at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA, and the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

I have been Development Manager of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, the network of researchers in Edinburgh studying infectious diseases, since 2022, and previously was the Executive Manager from 2012.  The network brings together basic and social scientists, clinicians and veterinarians working in infectious disease research and teaching from across the University and other key organisations in the city. 

Our mission is to increase the impact of infectious disease science in Edinburgh through training, events, research development and public engagement activities.


BA Natural Sciences (Bioechemistry), University of Cambridge (1993)

PhD Molecular Cell Biology, University of Dundee (1997)

Postgraduate teaching

Supervision of online MSc dissertation students in One Health.

Project activity

My main responsibilities are:

Strategic development of interdisciplinary research collaboration across Edinburgh Infectious Diseases.

Management of the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health, based in the School of Biological Sciences and directed by Profs Keith Matthews and Mark Woolhouse

Coordination of the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme in One Health Models of Disease, based in the Roslin Institute, and directed by Profs Ross Fitzgerald and Martyn Pickersgill

Coordination of the Fleming Fund Fellowship Schemes at the University of Edinburgh supporting capacity building in surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Uganda, Malawi and Kenya

Organisation of events, communications and website development.