Clair Firth

Clair L Firth


I 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 Immunology 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.

Lecturer in Scientific English

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
October 1998 - July 2001
Center for International Relations
Taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Organised seminars and discussions on a range of subjects relevant to the degrees offered by the university (namely agriculture, food science, forestry, landscape planning, civil engineering etc.)

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

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