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Ms. Aisling Carroll - Equine Science lecturer within the HE Equine Department. Research background and interests lie within the field of microbiology - specifically animal health, microbiome development and antimicrobial resistance. 

Currently undertaking a PhD at Hartpury University invesitgating dairy management practice and calf microbiome development in relation to health and welfare.

Current teaching

Currently teaching modules across levels 4 - 6, specializing in microbiology & Health & Disease. 

Supervisory role for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertations. 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

Research interests include the influence of the microbiome on animal health, wellbeing and perfromance, antimicrobial susceptibilty, the effectiveness of biosecurity and management practices.

Currently working on research studying the Influence on the GIT microbiome on calf health and growth. I am working with industry through this project and the research is supported by Lallemand with finial contributions from Edgar Pye Scholarship awarded by the The Society of Feed Technologists. 

Membership of the Animal Welfare Arena and Equine Performance Research Centre, member & Convenor of the Science Communication Community of Practice. 

ISES local organising committee member. Alltech-Hartpury conference committee member. Outreach corodinator for the Equine department. Outreach lead at the Cheltenham Science Festival. Assistant for Large Animal dissection demo also held at Science Festival. 

External positions and memberships

Member of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) and the Microbiology Society.

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, PhD, Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Tract Faecal Microbiome in Dairy Calves as an Indicator of Welfare., Hartpury University

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2026

Award Date: 1 Oct 2026

Higher education teaching qualification, PG Cert, Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University of the West of England (UWE)

15 Jan 201710 Jan 2018

Award Date: 10 Jan 2018

Equine Science, MSc, The Effect of Competition Stress on the microflora and Lactic acid bacteria in the Gastro Intestinal tract of Showjumpers, Hartpury University

10 Sept 201427 Jun 2016

Award Date: 27 Jun 2016

Microbiology, BSc (Hons), The identification of the 16s rRNA gene sequence of the microorganism Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, National University of Ireland, Galway

10 Sept 200927 May 2013

Award Date: 27 May 2013


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