Dr Jan Birch, Honorary Education and Knowledge Transfer Advisor

Dr. Jan Birch completed her PhD in Veterinary Physiology at the University of Cambridge, based at The BBSRC Babraham Institute, as an Animal Health Trust scholar.

Over the past 30 years, she has had a career as an academic: lecturing, managing degree programmes, and developing and validating industry-aligned degrees in the animal and equine sciences.

She has also undertaken industry-linked applied research (engaging and supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students), initially based at The University of Liverpool Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Leahurst and latterly as Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer Manager for University Centre Reaseheath. This project development includes partnership building, grant writing and knowledge transfer for numerous collaborations between industry, the voluntary sector and researchers.