Andrew Peters is Professor of Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh University and Director of SEBI-livestock, Centre for Evidence based Interventions, which focuses on improving data on livestock health and productivity in low and middle income countries. He also works as an independent consultant in development of veterinary medicines, with special emphasis on vaccines. He has long experience in development and regulation of veterinary medicines and diagnostics. He is a member of several public committees and charity trusts both in the UK and internationally. He is a veterinarian with PhD and DSc degrees in animal science. He has published some 170 scientific papers and two books.