Professor Joanna Price was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Agricultural University in September 2016 from the University of Bristol where she was Head of the Bristol Veterinary School. Prior to this, she was Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, and Head of the College’s Basic Science Department. She joined the RVC from University College, London, having obtained her PhD from Sheffield University.
Joanna qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Bristol, then spent a number of years in clinical practice in the UK and overseas before entering research and academia. Her research focused on the mechanisms by which bones regenerate (using deer antlers as a model) and adapt to mechanical loading. The overarching aim to try and prevent and treat conditions of bone fragility in animals and humans, the most widespread of which is osteoporosis.
Professor Price has held a number of non-executive appointments and is currently a Trustee of the Bristol Zoological Society, Chairman of Trustees of Horses4Homes, a Member of The Food and Farming Futures Board of England, a Council Member of the Three Counties Agricultural Society, a Trustee of The Royal Agricultural Society and Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership Agri-food and Rural Business Group.