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Professor Jeff Wood

Professor Jeff Wood

Professor Jeff Wood
B.Sc.(N'cle), Ph.D.(C'nell)

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Meat composition and quality

Langford House,
Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU
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+44 (0) 117 928 9293



I graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc hons in Agricultural Science in 1967. I then studied for a PhD at Cornell University USA in Animal Nutrition and graduated in 1971. From 1971 till 1990 I was a researcher at the Meat Research Institute at Langford and in 1990 transferred to the School of Veterinary Science as head of the meat research group. Our group merged with the Department of Animal Husbandry in 2000 and I retired in 2009 as head of the Division of Farm Animal Science. Since then I have kept involved with meat research, writing papers and reviews and editing the journal Meat Science.

Activities / Findings

My recent (2018) publications have been review papers on meat composition and the manipulation of fatty acid composition via the animal's diet. 


When active, I lectured to BVSc students in the Public Health part of the course and lectured to students taking the MSc in Meat Science.


  • fatty acid composition
  • meat
  • cattle
  • sheep
  • pigs



Farm Animal Science

Recent publications

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