I am a board certified veterinary pathologist and fish vet with a long standing interest in infectious disease in aquatic ecosystems. I qualified as a vet in 2002 from Toulouse, shortly before completig a Master’s degree in Aquatic Veterinary Studies at the University of Stirling. Throughout my career I have worked for two fish veterinary practices in Scotland, providing support to the Scottish aquaculture industry, completed a 3 year residency in veterinary pathology at the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in marine mammal pathology between the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews and the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh in which I investigated infectious disease prevalence in Scottish grey seals with particular emphasis on environmental microbial pollution using cutting edge genomics.
My research to date focuses on infectious disease within aquatic ecosystems, predominantly fish and marine mammals.
I am fascinated by emerging disease processes within aquatic organisms, in particular those affecting the aquaculture industry.
Baily J (2017) Challenges relating to the collection of high quality field samples and how to overcome them. In: Paulsen P, Bauer A & Smulders F (eds.) Game meat hygiene: Food safety and security. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 175-188. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-840-7_10.
Brownlow A, Baily J, Dagleish MP, Deaville R, Foster G, Jensen S, Krupp E, Law R, Penrose R, Perkins M, Read F & Jepson P (2015) Investigation into the long-finned pilot whale mass stranding event, Kyle of Durness, 22nd July 2011. Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme. DEFRA.
Baily J, Foster G, Brown D, Coia JE, Davison N, Moss SE, Watson E, Willoughby K, Hall AJ & Dagleish MP (2014) Prevalence and Risk Factors for Infection with Pathogenic Faecal Bacteria in Scottish grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) (Briefing Paper). Special Committee on Seals (SCOS) Report, 2014. Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews.
Brownlow A, Baily J, Dagleish MP, Davison N, Deaville R, Foster G, Jensen S, Jepson P, Krupp E, Law R, McGovern B, Morell M, Penrose R, Perkins M & Read F (2013) Investigation into the long-finned pilot whale mass stranding event, Pittenweem, Fife, 2nd September 2012. Scottish Government - Enterprise, Environment & Digital - Marine Scotland. Marine Scotland.