Ian Maudlin is Honorary Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh. Formerly, Director, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (CTVM), University of Edinburgh (2000 to 2008) and Manager of DFID Animal Health Programme (1999-2006).
Joint author of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Global Assessment report – Chapter 1 published 2008. The IAASTD process mobilized scientific expertise to provide up-to-date, comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant global and sub-global assessments on how agricultural science and technology can contribute to meeting a broad range of development and sustainability goals.
Co-ordinator for the FAO Programme against African Trypanosomiasis programme 'To clarify and solve the problem of African Trypanosomiasis' (1996- onwards). The programme aims to bring together all those concerned with and affected by this uniquely African disease; ranging from rural communities to governments, international organisations, research institutes, donors and development agencies.
Professor Maudlin acts as an advisor to WHO and other organizations on African trypanosomiasis and has more than 40 years practical experience gained during extensive periods of field work in various African countries.