UK - Georgina Crayford, who is majouring on salmonella surveillance and control in her University of Liverpool PhD, is to join NPA next month as a senior adviser.
"Having closely followed the excellent work of NPA over the years I jumped at the chance of joining the team," she said. "I am really looking forward to taking on this role, which I anticipate will be as rewarding as it is challenging.”
Currently welfare projects coordinator at BPEX, she will join the existing NPA team of chief executive Dr Zoe Davies, regions manager Lizzie Press and assistant adviser Katy Allen.
"I applied for the job with NPA because I wanted the opportunity to apply my knowledge of science and agriculture in a practical setting to drive positive change and achieve tangible results for pig producers," she said.
She has a first-class honours degree in bioveterinary science and when at University of Liverpool won the Pfizer Bioveterinary Science Prize for best academic record.
Her degree, and her PhD — which is near completion — have equipped her with a multi-disciplinary knowledge of food-producing animals, their production systems and the role of science in improving livestock production.
She has given a number of oral and poster presentations at conferences, including technical events in the States, Edinburgh and the Netherlands.
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