James (Jim) Duncan

First name: 
James (Jim)
University of Glasgow
Short biography
Veterinary practitioner in UK and Kenya for six years before returning, in 1970, to a Fellowship in equine parasitic diseases at Glasgow University. Gained a PhD in 1973 and appointed to a lectureship in the Veterinary Faculty in 1976. Awarded a Personal Professorship in Veterinary Parasitology in 1987. During academic career acted as a Consultant to a number of International Organisations and served on the Executive Committees of National and International Veterinary Associations. Awarded Honorary Membership of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology in 2001 and of the European Veterinary Parasitology College in 2003. Acted as a Trustee of the International Donkey Protection Trust from 1992-2002 and, through personal contacts at the Veterinary Faculty of Addis Ababa University, had a special interest in the welfare of working donkeys in Ethiopia. Honoured by Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2004 on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the Veterinary Faculty for services to veterinary education and animal welfare. Moved from family farm in Scotland in 2003 and now lives in the warmer climes of SW France. Invited to act as Chairman of ESCCAP in 2008. Trustee of The Donkey Sanctuary since 2008.