Dr Stanley McDowell
He has an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of London, the jointly awarded post-graduate diploma of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD for studies on the epidemiology of Salmonella and Campylobacter in production animals. He has worked across a spectrum of animal disease surveillance, statutory and research work areas and has been responsible for leading statutory and analytical work on a number of bacterial and zoonotic infections. His research interests have included the food-zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance, brucellosis and bovine Tuberculosis.
In October 2010, he was appointed as a Senior Veterinary Research Officer and Head of the Bacteriology Branch, with responsibility for a programme of statutory, analytical and research work on the major veterinary bacterial diseases including bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, paratuberculosis, and the food-borne zoonoses. He was promoted in February 2013 to DCEO and is currently Director of VSD.