The initiative to establish Soulsby Travelling Fellowships originated from Lord Soulsby himself who treasured a similar experience early in his professional life. In 1958, he spent a year in Australia as the Ian McMaster Fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He often referred to his time at CSIRO as the catalyst that consolidated his research interests in the immunological aspects of parasitic diseases in animals and humans.
Following Lord Soulsby’s death, it is the intention of the Trustees of the Soulsby Foundation to fulfil his deeply held wish by identifying suitable candidates for Soulsby Fellowships. These will be individuals who will be similarly inspired by the opportunity provided and will make use of their experience to promote and advance the principles of “One Health” internationally.