Published date

December 2007

Avian Influenza

The RSE established a small group of Fellows to examine the implications of the avian influenza threat for Scotland. The emphasis of the exercise was on Scotland and particularly the likely impact on agriculture and countryside activities important for tourism.

The full inquiry can be found here: Avian Influenza


Professor John Coggins FRSE (Chair)
Vice-Principal for the Life Sciences, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and Professor of Molecular
Enzymology, University of Glasgow

Professor Richard Elliott FRSE
Professor of Virology, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of St Andrews

Professor Peter Kennedy FRSE
Burton Professor of Neurology and Head of Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of
Glasgow, and Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General
Hospital, Glasgow

Professor Karl Linklater FRSE
Former Principal and Chief Executive, Scottish Agricultural College and Past President of the
British Veterinary Association

Professor Pat Monaghan FRSE
Professor of Animal Ecology and Joint Research Director of the Institute of Biomedical and Life
Sciences, University of Glasgow

Dr Peter Nettleton
Former Head of the Virus Surveillance Unit, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh

Professor Hugh Pennington FRSE
Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Professor Stuart Reid FRSE
Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology,
University of Glasgow; Professor, Department of Statistics and Modelling Science, University
of Strathclyde

Professor Michael Usher FRSE
Former Chief Scientist, Scottish Natural Heritage

Ian Melville (Secretary)
Research Officer, Royal Society of Edinburgh