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Dr Malcolm Hall

Email: malcolm.hall@gov.scot

Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen AB11 9DB, UK

Research Activity

A scientific statistical consultant servicing the Marine Scotland science programme focussing on the design and analysis of aquatic animal and marine environment experimental, surveillance, and monitoring investigations. Published research includes optimising aquarium-based in-vivo experimental design, estimating the prevalence and temporal changes in farmed salmonid infections, evaluating the reliability of aquatic animal infection diagnostic tests and surveillance, and comparing the economic benefits of farmed salmonid disease control interventions.

External Professional Responsibilities

Royal Statistical Society elected ordinary Council member and trustee 2016-2019 inclusive serving on the Audit & Risk Committee.

Recent Selected Publications

  • Hall et al. (2019). The potential benefits of repeated measure experiments for fish disease-challenge host-pathogen investigations. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 85, 126-131.
  • Hall & Murray (2018). Describing temporal change in adult female Lepeophtheirus salmonis abundance on Scottish farmed Atlantic salmon at the national and regional levels. Aquaculture 489, 148-153.
  • Hall et al. (2017). Utilising pathology codes to detect increases in aquatic animal disease occurrence: a retrospective case study. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 37, 183-189.
  • Hall et al. (2015). Estimating the prevalence of Renibacterium salmoninarum infected salmonid production sites. Journal of Fish Diseases 38, 231-235.
  • Hall et al. (2014). An approach to evaluating the reliability of diagnostic tests on pooled groups of infected individuals. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 116, 305-312.