On Wednesday 12 February 2020, Professor Ailsa Hall gave her inaugural lecture entitled “The No. 1 Ladies Disease Detective Agency: from mortuaries to marine mammals”. The recorded lecture can be found here.
Ailsa is Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit, which includes about 50 staff including academics, contract staff, post‐doctoral researchers and PhD students. Her work lies at the interface between discovery and policy‐related science, with research interests primarily in disease and toxicology, and particularly the cumulative effects of different stressors, particularly disease‐causing agents such as pathogens and toxins.