Prof. Dr. Richard Halliwell

Work address

  • 2a Ainslie Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6AR


Richard Halliwell is a Professor Emeritus at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. He received both his Veterinary Degree and his PhD from the University of Cambridge – the latter based upon the initial characterization of canine IgE. He spent 5 years as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, and then 10 years as Head of the Department of Medical Sciences at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1988 as William Dick Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Edinburgh, and served 6 years as Dean of the Faculty. After his retirement he was appointed a part-time Professor at St George’s University, Grenada – a post that he left in 2012.

He was founding co-Editor-in-chief of Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology and has served as President of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology (1984-1986 and 1994-1996 respectively) and as Chair of the American Board of Veterinary Specialisation of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He was President of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) from 2000-2008. He received the Award for Contributions to Small Animal Medicine (1986), and the International Award for Scientific Achievement (2012) – both from the WSAVA, as well as the Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA in 1988. In 2004 he received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the ECVD and the Hugo Schindelka Award for Excellence in Publication and Scholarship from the WAVD in 2012. His research has focussed on dermatology and clinical immunology, and he continues to be active in publishing.

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