Prof Richard Mellanby

Personal Chair of Comparative Medicine

Background

I graduated from University of Glasgow in 1998 and after two years in small animal practice, I completed a 3 year residency in small animal medicine at the University of Cambridge. I was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2001, the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and the ECVIM Diploma in Companion Animal medicine in 2004. I was then awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship to undertake studies into T cell activation and regulation in diabetes for which I was awarded a PhD in 2007.

I moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and worked as clinical fellow dividing my time between clinical work and research. I was awarded a second Wellcome Trust fellowship to continue my studies into T cell activation in 2008. I was appointed Head of Small Animal Medicine in 2011 and Head of Veterinary Clinical Research in 2012. In 2012 I was awarded a third Wellcome Trust fellowship to explore how antigen presentation cells activate a pathogenic T cell response.

I have published over 110 peer reviewed publications and run a basic science and clinical research programme which is focused on further understanding how nutrition influences health outcomes and the immune system. I was promoted to Head of Companion Animal Sciences in 2016 and am currently a Reader in Comparative Medicine. I was awarded the Petplan Scientific Achievement Award and elected a Fellow of the RCVS for meritorious contributions to knowledge in 2016.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Head of Companion Animal Sciences

Head of Veterinary Clinical Research

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