Researcher at the Institute for Animal Health, Houghton Laboratory (formerly Houghton Poultry Research Station) studying the pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious bronchitis (IBV), avian adenoviruses (including EDS-76) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) for most of career; then 10 years as Head of Avian Research, Intervet UK, responsible for R&D for avian vaccines, particularly IBV and aMPV. Approximately 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, reviews, abstracts and articles. Presented papers at many International Meetings in over 30 other countries worldwide, often as an Invited Speaker.
PhD examiner for the Universities of Liverpool & Surrey (UK), Rabat (Morocco) and Utrecht (Netherlands).
Tom Newman International Award; Brian Hanson Award (for best paper at a BVPA
meeting). Elected to the WVPA Hall of Honour in 2013.
Continuing to be involved in the avian disease field as a consultant, giving talks, assessing grant applications and writing chapters, reports, review articles. I am currently an Associate Editor of the Journal, Avian Pathology and on the Editorial Board of Veterinární Medicína (Czech) and the Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science. I am a Trustee and Secretary of the Houghton Trust.