Professor Grant D Stentiford

Chief Scientist

Prof Grant D Stentiford FRC Path, FLS

Aquatic animal health specialist with broad interests in development of sustainable aquatic food systems.

Grant is Chief Scientist at Cefas, Head of the OIE Collaborating Centre for Emerging Aquatic Animal Diseases and, co-Director of the Sustainable Aquaculture Futures Centre at the University of Exeter, UK. He was Director of the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Crustacean Diseases on behalf of DG SANCO of the European Commission between 2008 and 2018 and Science lead for Aquatic Animal Health at Cefas from 2016 to 2019. He has a BSc (first class) in Life Sciences from the University of Nottingham, UK (1993-1997) and a PhD in invertebrate pathology from the University of Glasgow (1997-2000). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Pathology in 2014 and a fellow of the Linnean Society in 2016. His work focuses on the identification and impact of aquatic animal diseases in farmed and wild environments. He has led the development of the ‘One Health Aquaculture’ and ‘All Hazards’ concepts within Cefas, building these in to our home and overseas programme work.



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Selected Publications: 

  • Stentiford, G.D., Bateman, I.J., Hinchliffe, S., Bass, D., Hartnell, R., Santos, E.M., Devlin, M., Feist, S.W., Taylor, N., Verner-Jeffreys, D., van Aerle, R., Peeler, E.J., Higman, W.A., Smith, L., Baines, R., Behringer, D., Katsiadaki, I., Froehlich, H.E., Tyler, C.R. (2020). Sustainable aquaculture through the One Health lens. Nature Food 1, 468–474
  • Bass, D., Stentiford, G.D., Wang, H-C., Koskella, B., Tyler, C. (2019). The Pathobiome in animal and plant diseases. Trends in Ecology and Evolution