Full Name
Mr. Simon Doherty
Job Title
Senior Lecturer In Animal Health & Welfare
World Veterinary Association
Speaker Bio
Simon holds a senior position at the Institute of Global Food
Security, Queen’s University Belfast where he works in the sphere
of animal health and welfare, agricultural technology, One Health
and sustainability.
Prior to his presidency of the British Veterinary Association (2018-
19), he was the Animal Sciences & Aquaculture Sector Specialist
for the Department for International Trade and was appointed as a
GlobalScot by the Office of the First Minister of Scotland in 2018.
He has two decades of experience in veterinary practice, industry and academia, is a Certified
Aquaculture Veterinarian, a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Biology and an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies.
A former Chair of the UK One Health Coordination Group, Simon currently chairs the Federation of
Veterinarians of Europe Food Safety & Sustainability Working Group and was recently appointed as
an ad hoc expert to the World Veterinary Association One Health Strategic Focus Group. He is a
past-president of the North of Ireland Veterinary Association and a Life Member of the Royal Ulster
Agricultural Society.
Simon Doherty