Pauline graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 1993. She then went on to complete a PhD in the field of Glucocorticoid Metabolism and Insulin Sensitivity in the Endocrinology Unit of Edinburgh University’s Medical School as a Wellcome Trust Veterinary Clinical Fellow, before returning to the R(D)SVS as a Senior Clinical Scholar in Small Animal Internal Medicine. On completion of her clinical training, she obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2001 before undertaking a Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California. There, her research concentrated in areas of the neuroendocrinology of stress, glucose and insulin regulation and cardiovascular biology.
Pauline returned to Edinburgh in 2005, firstly as a Research Fellow and later as a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Science and Small Animal Medicine. She was a practising clinician in the R(D)SVS’s Internal Medicine Clinic and a veterinary clinical researcher throughout that time. Her particular areas of clinical interest include endocrinology and hepatology and she is a European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine.
In her spare time, Pauline enjoys horse-riding, especially dressage, lapidiary (look it up!) and spending time playing servant to her two cats.