The Royal Agricultural University has welcomed its new vice-chancellor, Professor Joanna Price.
Professor Price, known as Jo, started her role yesterday (September 1), marking the start of an exciting new chapter in the 171 year history of the university.
Professor Price qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Bristol before spending a number of years in a veterinary practice, specialising in equine.
Her research focused on the way bones adapt to mechanical loading and how bone regenerates. For many years she was also actively involved in research on musculoskeletal injuries in horses.
Since 2009, she has been head of the veterinary school at the University of Bristol, and previously worked at the Royal Veterinary College in London, University College London, and the University of Sheffield.
A member of the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group, Professor Price is also a Trustee of the Bristol Zoological Society, and Chairman of Trustees of Horses4Homes, an equine rehoming charity.
Professor Price’s outside interests are horse riding and skiing.