Elected: 2021
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Richard Mellanby

Professor of Comparative Medicine

Richard graduated from University of Glasgow Veterinary School and after two years in small animal practice, he completed a 3 year residency in small animal medicine at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine and the ECVIM Diploma in Companion Animal medicine before completing a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship for which he was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Richard moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2007 where he was awarded a postdoctoral Wellcome Trust fellowship and then a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical fellowship to continue his investigations into factors which regulate the immune system. Richard was appointed Head of Small Animal Medicine in 2011 and Head of Veterinary Clinical Research in 2012. He was promoted to Head of Companion Animal Sciences in 2016 and was awarded a Personal Chair in Comparative Medicine in 2017. He is currently Deputy Head of School (Academic) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.