Professor James Wood is a veterinary epidemiologist who works as part of a multidisciplinary research team in the University of Cambridge, studying infectious diseases. He was Head of Cambridge University Veterinary School 2013-2023, as well as Dean. His research interest is focused on One Health approaches to infectious disease emergence and its control. He is involved in collaborative studies, including of emergence of RNA viruses from fruit bats in Africa, control of bovine tuberculosis in both the UK, Ethiopia and India and avian influenza in Britain, focusing on farm level biosecurity. He has published more than 300 papers in international referred journals. He is one of the leaders of the Cambridge Africa collaborative, capacity-building programme. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Royal Society of Biology and of the Royal Statistical Society.