Andy Shinn is passionate about aquatic parasites – especially in methods for their rapid and confident identification and detection; their taxonomy; their management and control through the use and development of an array of chemical and non-chemical regimes; and, their impacts on aquatic animal health.
Andy has 28 years’ experience in aquatic parasitology, the last three years of which have been spent in Thailand working for Fish Vet Group Asia (FVG) and Benchmark Animal Health. Andy is the director of FVG based in Chonburi and oversees its diagnostic laboratory, research aquarium and disease challenge facility.
Andy has a PhD in Veterinary Aquaculture (Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling, Scotland and the Natural History Museum, London). He was the former head of Aquatic Parasitology at Stirling before joining FVG and retains an honorary senior lectureship there.
He is the co-founder and Overseas Director of the Fish Museum & Biodiversity Center, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He is also affiliated to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Terrestrial Invertebrate Red List Authority team as a platyhelminth expert and is a specialist editor for WoRMS (the World Register of Marine Species).
He has authored over 150 international peer-reviewed scientific articles and loves to talk about parasites!