Professor Susan Dawson

Professor Susan Dawson is Head of the Institute of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow in 1983 and spent several years in veterinary practice before joining the University of Liverpool in 1988. Her research is in the area of infectious diseases with a focus on zoonotic infections and antimicrobial resistance in particular.

Professor Dawson is currently a council member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). She sits on Operational Board and Chairs the Education Committee for RCVS and has been a panel member and chair of accreditation visits of veterinary schools on behalf of the Royal College. Susan was a member of the Veterinary Products Committee (2002-2011), a scientific advisory committee to Defra, and was also the veterinary advisor to the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Committee for the Department of Health. Professor Dawson is currently Senior Vice-President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Since taking on the role of Head of the Institute of Veterinary Science, Professor Dawson has led the introduction of a new curriculum to the BVSc programme and has managed a significant increase in student numbers onto the programme.