Prof. Lisa Boden

Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Dean of Veterinary Medicine


Lisa Boden is a UK (RCVS) and European veterinary specialist in veterinary public health & population medicine with a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and a Masters of Laws in medical law and ethics. She holds a Personal Chair and is a Professor of Population Medicine and Veterinary Public Health Policy at the R(D)SVS at the University of Edinburgh, and is a co-Director of EPIC  (Scottish Government’s Centre for Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks) responsible for EPIC's policy and Impact. EPIC provides policymakers with rapid access to emergency scientific advice and analyses to prepare for and  respond to emergency exotic and novel animal disease outbreaks. 

Her research includes translation and communication of science as effective and ethical evidence for policy, contingency planning and emergency outbreak response and management, risk assessment and communication and horizon scanning and scenario planning work to facilitate strategic thinking about risk and long-term future resilience to disease outbreaks.  


Research Projects

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Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth Coll, Dartmouth College Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , Univ Glasgow, Sch Vet Master of Laws, University of Edinburgh Doctor in Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Professional Qualifications

Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, MRCVS Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology Chapter), MANZCVS Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (sub-specialty Population Medicine, DipECVPH Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons specialist in Veterinary Public Health, RCVS specialist

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