Following a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Edinburgh in 1996 Glenn has worked on the development of advanced statistical methods combined with systems approaches to improve management and control of both disease dynamics in plants and animals and the invasive spread of non-native species. These methods aim to extract maximum value from administrative, field & experimental data to estimate quantities of interest that are impractical or too costly to measure directly e.g. disease transmission and dynamics, and to provide actionable insights to enable better management at a range of scales. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s centre of expertise in veterinary epidemiology and coordinated the systems biology module of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Partnership in Animal Science. He has been Head of Research at BioSS since 2013 and is now a member of the Science and Advisory Response Team in the Plant Health Centre.