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Prof Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid
  • Location: Hatfield
  • Year of Fellowship: 2019
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Universities and colleges

Areas of special interest

  • Epidemiology/One Health
  • Higher education
  • Professional advocacy

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring
  • Public engagement

Professional positions

  • Principal, Royal Veterinary College
  • Professor of Quantitative Medicine and Population Health, University of London
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (Devon), Chair of Trustees
  • Animal Care Trust, Trustee
  • RVC Hong Kong Ltd, Director
  • London Biosciences Innovation Centre, Director
  • University of London, Trustee
  • Food standards agency, Board member


  • Pfizer Academic Award (1996)
  • Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2010)
  • British Veterinary Association’s Wooldridge Medal (2010)
  • University of Glasgow's Professor James McCall Lecture (2012)
  • British Veterinary Association’s Dalrymple-Champneys Cup (2016)
  • Oscar W Schalm Distinguished Lecture, UC Davis, USA
  • CBE (2018)


Stuart Reid is Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London. An alumnus of the University of Glasgow, he became one of its youngest professors in 1996 and Dean in 2005 before moving to the RVC in 2011.

Reid is an RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary epidemiology and in veterinary public health by the European Board of Veterinary Specialists, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

His research interests are focused on zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance. He has over 160 scientific publications, and has secured over £15M in competitive funding.

Reid was President of the RCVS in 2014-15, and has been president of the European College of Veterinary Public Health and Hon Secretary of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

In his public service, he has been a trustee of The Donkey Sanctuary since 1996 and Chairman of Trustees since 2007. He is a Trustee of the University of London and sits on the Board of the Food Standards Agency in the UK.

Reid has been recognised by industry (Pfizer, Petplan Charitable Trust), the profession (the BVA's Wooldridge Medal and the Dalrymple-Champneys Cup), his alma mater (the McCall Lecture, University of Glasgow) and his discipline in the UK, EU and USA.

An elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (USA) (2019), he was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2018 for services to the veterinary profession & higher education.

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