Laura Elizabeth Green Pro-vice-chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. She serves on the council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).is a British epidemiologist and academic who is
Laura Elizabeth Green
|Alma mater||University of Bristol (BSc, PhD) |
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
|Institutions||University of Warwick |
University of Birmingham
|Thesis||A prospective longitudinal study of diseases of lambs in early lambing (housed) flocks (1992)|
Green studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bristol. She worked briefly as a veterinarian, before starting a Master's degree in epidemiology. She earned her master's degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She returned to the University of Bristol for her doctorate, where she studied the diseases of lambs in early lambing flocks.
Green joined the University of Warwick in 1999, where she was made a Chair in 2005. Her research considers the endemic diseases of farmed livestock. She has investigated infectious diseases in cattle including Mycobacterium bovis (bovine tuberculosis), sheep (caseous lymphadenitis) and pigs (postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome). Green studied foot rot in sheep and used her findings to support farmers. She demonstrated that quick treatment with antibiotics can reduce lameness in sheep. Specifically, a single injection of antibiotics helped 95% of sheep. Her findings reduced the prevalence of foot rot by 50%, which is estimated to save the foot sheep industry £2 million a year. She has also investigated how farmers attitudes and personalities impacted their management of livestock. In 2014 Green was appointed Head of the School of Life Sciences. She was made Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Warwick in 2017.
Green joined the University of Birmingham as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in 2018. She serves on the advisory board of the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme.
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