Clair Firth

Clair L Firth


After graduating from the University of Nottingham, UK, I moved to Vienna, Austria, and began teaching scientific English at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. I later transferred to industry and was employed as a medical writer in clinical R&D for an international pharmaceutical company. I began studying veterinary medicine as a mature student and am currently working on my research doctorate at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. My research focuses on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance on farm, primarily in dairy cows.

Bachelor of Science (with Honours): Animal Science with European Studies (German) - University of Nottingham, UK
Master of Science: Agricultural Development - Imperial College at Wye, University of London (External Programme), UK
Master of Veterinary Medicine - University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

English native speaker
Fluent German speaker

Agricultural Science Clinical Trials Infectious Diseases Pharmacology Veterinary Medicine

Work details

Research Assistant

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
November 2014
Institute of Veterinary Public Health
Currently undertaking a research doctorate in veterinary medicine. My main areas of interest are the use of antibiotics in mastitis and dry cow therapy, antimicrobial resistance among treated cattle and also environmental and management factors affecting disease incidence. Additional research areas include vector-borne diseases, animal health economics, and veterinary public health.

Senior Clinical Medical Writer

Baxter Healthcare Corporation
May 2001 - January 2015
Employed as a medical writer in the clinical research and development (R&D) department of an international pharmaceutical company. Primary focus on vaccines (tick-borne encephalitis, Lyme disease (borreliosis), avian and porcine influenza, seasonal influenza, West Nile virus, Ross River virus etc), with a secondary interest in surgery and haematology