I was recruited as a lecturer in 2004 and then senior lecture, reader and obtained a chair in 2012 in fish physiology. I have been the Director of Research for the Institute of Aquaculture from 2011 to 2015, Deputy Director in 15-16 and Acting Director in 17-18. I have been the Reproduction team leader (recently renamed the Breeding and Physiology team) for the last 15 years composed currently of 4 permanent academic staff, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 2 technicians and 10 PhD students. In addition, I am group leader for the Breeding and Genetic improvement group. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a board member of the European Aquaculture Society and Fish Farmer.
My main research interests are in environmental, endocrinological, genetic and molecular control of fish physiology especially broodstock management, early maturation and growth, the photoperiodism network (particularly melatonin and the circadian axis), chronobiology systems (particularly clock systems), genetic manipulation for sterility and cleanerfish production for the biological control of sea lice. Research activities cover a range of temperate and tropical teleost species including new species for Aquaculture.
AquaExcel2020 PI: Professor Brendan McAndrew Funded by: European Commission –
Chalmers L, Vera LM, Taylor JF, Adams A & Migaud H (2018) Comparative ploidy response to experimental hydrogen peroxide exposure in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 81, pp. 354-367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2018.07.017.
Leclercq E, Zerafa B, Brooker AJ, Davie A & Migaud H (2018) Application of passive-acoustic telemetry to explore the behaviour of ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) and lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) in commercial Scottish salmon sea-pens. Aquaculture, 495, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.05.024.
Brooker A, Davie A & Migaud H (2017) Optimising the delousing performance of farmed ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) by acclimation to net-pen conditions. Aquaculture Europe 17, 17.10.2017 - 20.10.2017, Dubrovnik. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320923247_Optimising_the_delousing_performance_of_farmed_ballan_wrasse_Labrus_bergylta_by_acclimation_to_net-pen_conditions