Institute of Aquaculture unveils new management team

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Director of Facilities Mr James Dick, Faculty Manager Mr Owen Adams, Deputy Director Professor Herve Migaud, Director Professor Malcolm MacLeod and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Professor Brett Glencross

The University of Stirling’s renowned Institute of Aquaculture has unveiled a new management team to take the leading research and teaching centre forward.

The team is led by newly appointed Interim Director, Professor Malcolm MacLeod, Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs). He is backed up by Deputy Director, Professor Herve Migaud.

The Executive Committee also comprises Professor Brett Glencross, Director of Research, Dr. Darren Green, Director of Learning and Teaching, and James Dick, Director of Facilities.

Institute of Aquaculture Director, Professor Malcolm MacLeod, said: “This new team brings together an impressive mix of cutting-edge skills and valued experience in the sector which will help us advance our ambitious vision for the Institute.

“Tasked with developing a new strategy which continues to champion pioneering research and teaching in aquaculture, and takes an outward-looking, international approach to operations, we look forward to an exciting period of growth.”

The dynamic team will now oversee development of new state-of-the-art fish and laboratory facilities to support the world-leading research carried out on campus.

A world leader in academic aquaculture research with a global impact on food security and sustainable fish farming since its formation in 1971, the Institute continues to support the development of the sector.

Professor MacLeod, added: “We will continue to forge and maintain strong relationships with industry and develop strategic partnerships with research institutes across the globe in order to build on our existing success.”

The Institute management team will attend the European Aquaculture Society Conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on 20-23 September at Stands 15 and 16.

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The Institute of Aquaculture

The Institute of Aquaculture is the leading international centre in its field and is the largest of its kind in the world. The Institute was ranked as the top aquaculture centre in the UK by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with 90 per cent of research impact rated as outstanding. The Institute bring together cross-disciplinary, world class researchers to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands.

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