Professor of Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases at Royal Veterinary College, University of London since 2011 and a Veterinary Ecologist since 1980 practitioner scientist, for 28 years Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society, London mostly resident in Africa. Awarded FAO international medal in recognition of his work on global eradication of rinderpest a pathogen important to food security. Associate Research Fellow Chatham House UK, co-Chair wildlife health group International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN SSC, adjunct Prof at University Tufts (USA) and Njala University (Sierra Leone), current research portfolio in One Health, morbilliviruses, mass mortality events and zoonoses. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK. Research and publications 2019: RG score 37.9 h index 24 Currently holding >£1M UKRI research funding as principal researcher.