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Dr Mandy Peffers

Mandy Peffers
  • Location: Clwyd
  • Year of Fellowship: 2016
  • Route to Fellowship: By thesis

Field of work

Universities and colleges

Areas of special interest

  • osteoarthritis
  • tendon disease
  • musculoskeletal ageing

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring
  • Public engagement
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool


After graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree from the University of Leeds in Animal Science, Mandy graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in 1995. She then undertook a reproduction internship at the University of Glasgow. From 1997-2008, Mandy worked as an embryo transfer veterinary surgeon in between having two children. Mandy and her husband set up a small animal and equine first opinion practice in 2002 in North Wales, which expanded into a 10 vet practice on three sites and included a tier-3 small animal veterinary hospital.

Mandy was funded throughout her research career at the University of Liverpool by the Wellcome Trust. Currently her research group consists of four PhD students, 2 PDRAs and a research assistant. To date Mandy has 36 publications. She is the Veterinary School Intercalation co-ordinator and sits on a number of committees (Vet School Admissions and Widening Participation, Technical Directorate).

In 2018 she was promoted to a personal chair. Her research understands the role of small non-coding RNAs in osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal ageing. Additionally they are investigating extracellular vesicles to treat osteoarthritis. Her current funding includes HBLB, Horse Trust, CIMA, MRC and Wellcome Trust.

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