The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


The School is committed to providing support for all postgraduate students.

In most instances, supervisors will be the first line of call.

In cases where students wish to talk to an independent advisor, several options are open:

  • In the first instance, the Chair of the Thesis Committee may be able to help.
  • The Postgraduate Student Liaison Officer, Dr Neil Hudson, is available to provide support to all students within the School.
  • Students are also welcome to talk to the School Postgraduate Director, Professor Colin Farquharson or any of the School Postgraduate Divisional Convenors (see below).

EUSA Postgraduate

Students can also receive support through EUSA, which has a dedicated postgraduate section.

School Postgraduate Studies Committee

The members of the School Postgraduate Studies Committee are:

Director of Postgraduate Studies R(D)SVS

Professor Colin Farquharson

Secretary School Postgraduate Studies Committee

Elaine Smith

Depute Dean of PG Studies & Chair Postgraduate Staff/Student Liaison Committee

Dr Neil Hudson

Divisional Convenors

Developmental Biology

Dr Gerry McLachlan

Infection & Immunity

Dr Jo Stevens

Genetics & Genomics

Dr Andy Law

Clinical Sciences

Professor Scott Pirie

Clinical Research Scholars

Dr Karen Blissitt

PCDS Convenor

Dr Jeff Schoenebeck

Roslin Representative

Dr Michael Clinton

Roslin Representative

Dr Fiona Houston


Dr Vicky MacRae

Director of Postgraduate Taught

Dr Darren Shaw

Moredun Institute Representative

Dr Stewart Burgess

SRUC Representative

Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou

SRUC Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Mark Hocart

Postgraduate Student Representative

Elena Bernabeu Gomez

Enquiries and information

If you need any further information, please contact Liz Archibald.

Liz Archibald

PG administrator

  • The Roslin Institute and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Campus

Post Code
EH25 9RG