Dr Alexandra Jane Tomlinson

Alex qualified in 1992 from Cambridge University Veterinary School. Following seven years in general practice, she worked for a short while in Defra followed by three years of teaching animal science. Alex first entered the world of wildlife health by undertaking the MSc in Wild Animal Health at the Royal Veterinary College/Institute of Zoology.

Her interest in wildlife continued with a year spent in Cornwall developing wildlife pathology skills under the watchful eye of Vic Simpson. From there Alex went on to spend seven fulfilling years working at Woodchester Park in Gloucestershire on the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in badgers, where she also completed her PhD. Alex is now self-employed, working on a variety of wildlife-health and sustainable farming issues.

On behalf of WVI Alex is currently working on the disease risk assessment for the Amur Leopard re-introduction programme.