dr katie adam

Katie trained as a veterinary surgeon at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and holds a master’s degree in in Aquatic Medicine from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science.  She has worked in clinical veterinary practice and as a field epidemiologist, researching endemic animal diseases in Scottish agriculture and aquaculture.  These experiences developed her interest in the social, political and economic impact of livestock disease, and the application of the social sciences to improve animal health.

In 2015, she completed her PhD at the Royal Veterinary College on the future of farm animal practice in the UK in a changing veterinary business landscape.  She then carried out postdoctoral work on vets' and farmers' motivation for disease control on farms as part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme, before taking up her current role in December 2017.

Katie is based at the University of Edinburgh Innogen Centre