Dr Simon Daniels

SD head crop 3

Email: dr.simon.daniels@gmail.com


BSc (Hons) Equine Science (Lincoln), CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership, Pg Cert Teaching and learning in Higher Education (UWE), PhD Veterinary medicine and science (Surrey), R.Anim.Sci


Simon has been involved with horses for the past 30 years starting out as a childhood hobby. Following the completion of his undergraduate degree he spent time in industry working as a nutritionist at an animal feed company specialising in equine nutrition. Simon then took a position working for the University of Liverpool as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine working with an industry partner to design and implement a parasitology diagnostic laboratory service. This then brought about the opportunity to undertake a part time PhD in the efficacy of equine anthelmintics and their effects on intestinal health which was completed at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine with Prof Chris Proudman. Once the the diagnostic parasitology project with the University of Liverpool was completed Simon moved back to full time academia. He joined Hartpury University as part of the Equine and Animal Science departments and programme managed BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science. In 2014 Simon joined the School of Equine Management and Science at the RAU, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2017. Simon’s main areas of interest remain within health of the equine gastrointestinal tract.