Dr Susan Girdwood


Dr Susan Girdwood

Senior Teaching Lab Technician

Department of Life Sciences

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I provide technical support for the following modules

BR18040 Crop, grassland, soil and agricultural land management
BR17120 Genetics, evolution and diversity
BR20720 Applied nutrition of livestock, horses and companion animals
BR21810 Chromosome Dynamics
BR35720 Equine Nutrition and Pasture Management

BRM0320 Livestock nutrition

BRM5320 Equine Nutrition


I also assist in the running of the Advanced Microscopy & Bioimaging Laboratory (Hitachi S-4700 FESEM, JEOL JSM-IT200 SEM, JEOL JEM 1400 Flash TEM, JEOL 840A CryoSEM, Leica laser confocal microscopes) and am responsible for a number of instruments in the Research Laboratories (e.g. GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC-MS, Bruker NIR, Elemental Analysers, Sony SH800 Cell Sorter, Ankom Fibre and Fat analysers).



MacKintosh, S, Abeysena, V, Thompson, P, Girdwood, S, Jones, H, Leemans, D, Carter, E, Worgan, H, Howarth, C & Moorby, J 2023, 'The use of field peas to substitute soya in broiler finishing diets: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS 2023)', Paper presented at BSAS Conference 2023, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 28 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023 pp. 301-302. 10.1016/j.anscip.2023.01.405
Livingstone, PG, Ingleby, O, Girdwood, S, Cookson, AR, Morphew, RM & Whitworth, DE 2020, 'Predatory Organisms with Untapped Biosynthetic Potential: Descriptions of Novel Corallococcus Species C. aberystwythensis sp. nov., C. carmarthensis sp. nov., C. exercitus sp. nov., C. interemptor sp. nov., C. llansteffanensis sp. nov., C. praedator sp. nov., C. sicarius sp. nov., and C. terminator sp. nov', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 86, no. 2, e01931-19. 10.1128/AEM.01931-19
Marrs, RH, Lee, HHM, Blackbird, S, Connor, L, Girdwood, SE, O'Connor, M, Smart, SM, Rose, RJ, O'Reilly, J & Chiverrell, RC 2020, 'Release from sheep-grazing appears to put some heart back into upland vegetation: A comparison of nutritional properties of plant species in long-term grazing experiments', Annals of Applied Biology, vol. 177, no. 1, pp. 152-162. 10.1111/aab.12591
Clifton-Brown, J, Senior, H, Purdy, S, Horsnell, R, Lankamp, B, Müennekhoff, A-K, Virk, D, Guillemois, E, Chetty, V, Cookson, A, Girdwood, S, Clifton-Brown, G, Tan, MLMC, Awty-Carroll, D & Bentley, A 2018, 'Investigating the potential of novel non-woven fabrics for efficient pollination control in plant breeding', PLoS One, vol. 13, no. 9, 0204728. 10.1371/journal.pone.0204728
Huson, KM, Morphew, R, Allen, N, Hegarty, M, Worgan, H, Girdwood, S, Jones, EL, Phillips, H, Vickers, M, Swain, M, Smith, D, Kingston-Smith, A & Brophy, P 2018, 'Polyomic tools for an emerging livestock parasite, the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi; identifying shifts in rumen functionality', Parasites & Vectors, vol. 11, no. 1, 617. 10.1186/s13071-018-3225-6
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