Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) - United Kingdom
Grant is Healthy Seafood Theme* lead at Cefas, Head of the OIE Collaborating Centre for Emerging Aquatic Animal Diseases and, co-Director of the Sustainable Aquaculture Futures Centre at the University of Exeter, UK. He was Director of the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Crustacean Diseases on behalf of the European Commission between 2008 and 2018 and Science lead for Aquatic Animal Health at Cefas from 2016 to 2019. He has a BSc in Life Sciences from the University of Nottingham, UK and a PhD in invertebrate pathology from the University of Glasgow, UK. He is a Pathologist and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (FRC Path) in 2014 and, a Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS) in 2016. His work focuses on the identification and impact of aquatic animal diseases in farmed and wild environments. He has led the development of the ‘One Health Aquaculture’ and ‘All Hazards’ concepts within Cefas, building these in to UK and overseas programme work.
*The Theme contains two International Centres of Excellence in Aquatic Animal Health and, in Seafood Safety. Within these are three International Designations – two FAO Reference Centres for Bivalve Mollusc Sanitation and, for Antimicrobial Resistance, and an OIE Collaborating Centre for Emerging Aquatic Animal Diseases. The Centres collectively underpin work programmes in the UK and overseas in the space of One Health Aquaculture.