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Dr Malcolm Hall

Email: malcolm.hall@gov.scot

Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen AB11 9DB, UK

Research Activity

A part of the institute’s statistics group working on aquatic animal experimental design and analysis. Research includes estimating the prevalence of infections, evaluating the reliability of diagnostic tests and surveillance, assessing the economic benefits of disease control intervention, and monitoring for increased disease occurrence.

External Professional Responsibilities

Royal Statistical Society elected ordinary Council member 2016-2019 inclusive, serving on the Risk & Audit Committee.


  • Hall et al. (2017). Utilising pathology codes to detect increases in aquatic animal disease occurrence: a retrospective case study. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 37, 183-189.
  • Hall et al. (2015). Estimating the prevalence of Renibacterium salmoninarum infected salmonid production sites. Journal of Fish Diseases 38, 231-235.
  • Hall et al. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of alternative disease management policies for Bacterial kidney disease in Atlantic salmon aquaculture. Aquaculture 434, 88-92.
  • Hall et al. (2014). An approach to evaluating the reliability of diagnostic tests on pooled groups of infected individuals. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 116, 305-312.
  • Hall et al. (2013). Reliability of individual and pooled test procedures detecting the pathogenic agent for clinical infectious salmon anaemia. Journal of Fish Diseases 36, 741-745.