DR JENNIFER McIntyre has been announced as the winner of this year's Steve Bishop Award.

Sponsored by the Knowledge Transfer Network, the award in honour of Professor Steve Bishop is aimed at those in the early part of their career as an animal scientist and is worth up to £5000 to be used for specific short research programmes and/or training opportunities in the UK, or overseas, with a new academic or industrial partner.

The British Society of Animal Science has recognised Dr McIntyre for her project proposal ‘Worms-Resistance and Moxidectin on Scottish Sheep Farms.’

"The award aims to drive positive change in the industry by supporting new connections and Jennifer’s project is helping to achieve this whilst also addressing an important industry issue," said Knowledge Transfer Network's Lucy Mather. "In addition, she has really thought about Knowledge Exchange and how her research translates to benefit those working in the industry."

Dr McIntyre – a research assistant at the University of Glasgow and Flock Health Ltd – will ask Scottish shepherds about their attitudes towards worm management, resistance, and SCOPA guidelines. She will be testing moxidectin efficacy on selected farms and work with Flock Health Clubs to share results amongst sheep farmers and the wider industry.

‘I was so pleased to be given the chance to do this project," she said. "It’s an area of sheep production which I feel is key for farmers going forward, and with their help I intend to make this a project of real benefit to the sheep industry."