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Clifford Warwick, FRSB

11th September 2013

is an independent consultant biologist and medical scientist, whose current main role is as senior scientific advisor to the Emergent Disease Foundation (UK). Among his numerous qualifications, he holds a postgraduate diploma in medical science, a charter award in biology, and a charter award in science and is a registered European Professional Biologist. Since the early 1980s, he has specialised in reptile biology, welfare and protection, graduating at the Institute of Biology, London, in 1990. Since 2004, he has also specialised in zoonoses (diseases transmittable from non-human-animals to humans), graduating at University Medical School, Leeds. His research interests include reptile behaviour, euthanasia, anatomy, physiology, wildlife biology, ecology, and species and environmental conservation. His interests and work in human medicine involves zoonoses prevention education, epidemiology, primary care management of gastrointestinal disease, fever, and biological strategies in health and disease. Clifford has over 100 publications across his research fields. His major book project Health and Welfare of Captive Reptiles (co-edited with professor Fred Frye and Dr James B Murphy  is the world’s leading scientific volume dedicated to reptile welfare. For more than two decades Clifford’s fieldwork has also included high-risk surveys and studies of human use/abuse of animals, conducted often in remote jungles and deserts. Clifford was one of the first and remains one of the few scientists to have SAS-personnel training in survival, infiltration, escape and evasion.