Stuart is President and Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London. An alumnus of the University of Glasgow, he became dean at his alma mater in 2005 before moving to the RVC in 2011. Stuart is recognised by the RCVS as a specialist in veterinary epidemiology, and by the EBVS in veterinary public health. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. His research interests are focused on zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance in a One Health context. He has over 160 scientific publications, including in PNAS and Science, and he has secured over £16M in competitive funding during his career. He was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to the veterinary profession and higher education. In 2019 he was elected Fellow of the RCVS and an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.