Dr Lydia Brown MBE
SAIC Independent Scientific Panel Member
Lydia is a world-leading expert on pharmacology and drug development in aquatic species. As such, she has been involved with the development and authorisation of a number of medicinal products in aquaculture, including the EU’s first licensed viral vaccine for salmon. She has a special interest in fish anaesthesia and has written a number of book chapters as well as presented seminars to post-graduate students on this topic. Lydia has published in both peer reviewed and wider educational literature, including a major entry level text on clinical medicine of fish for veterinarians. Lydia graduated from Liverpool in 1978. Her PhD from the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling in 1983 launched her career into the aquatic veterinary arena in the very early days of the industry. With wide-ranging talents and interests, Lydia’s fellowship of the RCVS in 1988 was followed by a BA in History and Fine Art in 1992 and an MBA from Warwick Business School in 2002. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Biology and the Royal Society of Medicine.