Mr Jim Scott-Baumann

Mr Jim Scott-Baumann

Lecturer in Veterinary Science (Physiology)

Department of Life Sciences

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I joined the Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science as a Lecturer in Veterinary Science (Anatomy and Physiology) in June 2023. 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 metagenomics 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 and renal urolithiasis. As well as screening samples from dogs with intervertebral disc disease for metabolic changes, in collaboration with Cambrdige Veterinary School.


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
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