Jim Scott-Baumann MRCVS BVSC, MSc, AFHEA

 Jim Scott-Baumann


Department of Life Sciences


School of Education

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Having graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 2016, I went into small animal general practice for 4 years. I developed a keen interest in research after completing a research Masters, as an intercalated degree, in veterinary parasitology while at Bristol. So in 2020 I began a PhD at Aberystwyth University using multi-omics approaches to try and improve understanding and diagnosis of tuberculosis in badgers and cattle. Focusing on using metabolomics and whole genome sequencing to study their microbiome. With a clinical background in small animal practice I am keen to also develop other projects, especially with the advent of the Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science, and so in collaboration with the RVC I have been using metabolomics to assess feline clinical samples, initially focusing on hypertension.

Additional Information

Doctor of Philosophy 

Improving diagnostics in badger and cattle tuberculosis through multi-omics approaches

Funded by KESS 2 Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships

Commercial funders: NFU Cymru and ProTEM services 


Principles of Veterinary Practice

One Health Microbiology

Microbial pathogenesis

Applied Animal Biology

Veterinary Infectious Diseases

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

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Scott-Baumann, JF, Morgan, ER & Cogan, TA 2022, 'Effects of nest-box environment on fledgling success rate and pathogen load', Parasitology, vol. 149, no. 9, pp. 1186-1192. 10.1017/S0031182022000695
Scott-Baumann, J, Pizzey, R, Beckmann, M, Villarreal-Ramos, B, King, J, Hopkins, B, Rooke, D, Hewinson, G & Mur, LAJ 2022, 'Metabotyping the Welsh population of badgers based on thoracic fluid', Metabolomics, vol. 18, no. 5, 30. 10.1007/s11306-022-01888-6
Scott-Baumann, JF, Friedersdorff, JCA, Villarreal-Ramos, B, King, J, Hopkins, B, Pizzey, R, Rooke, D, Hewinson, G & Mur, LAJ 2022, 'The Faecal Microbiome of the Wild European Badger Meles meles: A Comparison Against Other Wild Omnivorous Mammals from Across the Globe', Current Microbiology, vol. 79, no. 12, 363. 10.1007/s00284-022-03064-4
Bauman, JS, Pizzey, R, Beckmann, M, Villarreal-Ramos, B, King, J, Hopkins, B, Rooke, D, Hewinson, G & Mur, LAJ 2022, 'Untargeted metabolomic analysis of thoracic blood from badgers indicate changes linked to infection with bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis): A pilot study', Metabolomics, vol. 18, no. 8, 61. 10.1007/s11306-022-01915-6
Scott-Baumann, JF & Morgan, ER 2015, 'A review of the nest protection hypothesis: Does inclusion of fresh green plant material in birds' nests reduce parasite infestation?', Parasitology, vol. 142, no. 8, pp. 1016-1023. 10.1017/S0031182015000189