Professor Anna Meredith is Personal Chair of Zoological and Conservation Medicine and Associate Dean International at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Programme Director of the MVetSci Conservation Medicine. Anna is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Recognised Specialist in Zoological Medicine and a European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Specialist in Wildlife Population Health. She is a member of the Scottish Scientific Advisory Council of the Scottish Government and chairs one of Defra’s Scientific Advisory committees (Zoos Expert Committee). Anna’s research focuses on emerging infectious diseases of wildlife and wildlife as sentinels for ecosystem health. From 1st July 2018 Anna will take up a new role in Australia as Head of the University of Melbourne Veterinary School.