Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology (VIE) is a research group organised
jointly by the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. The working association
of researchers in animal disease and modelling at the two establishments
extends over two decades and this partnership was formally recognised by
the University Vice Principals and the respective Faculties in 1992.
The personnel comprising VIE are located in several departments, with
the administrative centres being the Department of Veterinary Medicine
at the University of Glasgow and the Department of Statistics and Modelling
Science at the University of Strathclyde. The group is under the co-direction
of Professor George Gettinby (Strathclyde) and Dr. Stuart Reid (Glasgow).
The activities of the VIE group include the application of quantitative
epidemiology and information technology to the investigation and management
of disease development of biologically meaningful statistical models of
both infectious and non-infectious disease conversion of data into knowledge
by the use of appropriate analytical and modelling techniques production
of knowledge bases suitable for clinical, research and educational purposes
construction of expert systems resulting from the interrogation and analysis
of clinical data sets planning and design of investigative studies publication
and dissemination of findings promotion of collaborative scientific links
with other universities and research centres.
To find out more about the work of the Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology
group, please contact Tom Irwin at:
University of Glasgow Veterinary School
Tel: +44 141 330 6615