Veterinary surgeon Joanna Price has been appointed the new head of Bristol University’s veterinary school and Department of Clinical Veterinary Science.

Veterinary surgeon Joanna Price has been appointed the new head of Bristol University’s veterinary school and Department of Clinical Veterinary Science.

Joanna PriceProfessor Price, who is a research expert on the functional adaptation and regeneration of bone in humans and animals, has joined the university from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, where she was head of the Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences.

Her research interests include mechanically related functional adaptation in bone, which is significant primarily in human osteoporosis, the biology of antler regeneration in deer, the potential application(s) of bone biomarkers in horses as predictors of fracture, and the epidemiology of equine musculoskeletal injuries particularly the genetics of fracture and tendon injury.

Prof Price said of her appointment: “I am delighted to be returning to Bristol as head of the vet school. The vet school has always had a reputation for its teaching, research and clinical work, which must now be modernised and enhanced. I look forward to working for and with its talented community to bring this into effect.”

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