Wendy is a PhD student and Resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. Her PhD project is on brucellosis control in Central Asia, funded by an RVC internal scholarship and supervised by Professor Javier Guitian.
Wendy graduated from the RVC in 2007, with a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine. She first became interested in epidemiology during her second year research project when she conducted a survey of smallholders in Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia). This was followed by a final-year project on Hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus).
After graduating, and spending almost 2 years working as a veterinarian in mixed practice in Shropshire, she returned to the RVC to do the MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology, sponsored by BBSRC.
After successfully completing the MSc in August 2010, she worked in the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group. During two years as a research assistant she worked on diverse projects funded by Dogs Trust (systematic reviews), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (a risk assessment) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (a randomised controlled trial and a qualitative interview study).
In January 2013, Wendy started her PhD on brucellosis control in Central Asia, funded by an RVC internal scholarship, supervised by Javier Guitian.
Wendy's research interests involve zoonoses and cost-effectiveness modeling. Her PhD project is an analysis of brucellosis control in Kazakhstan.
For her second-year research project during her veterinary degree she conducted a survey of production animal diseases and problems amongst smallholdings in Kyrgyzstan and was sponsored by the British Veterinary Association Overseas Group.
Inspired by this project, her final-year project was an investigation in to the prevalence, spatial and temporal distribution of Echinococcus granulosus on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and was sponsored by Intervet.
Wendy was awarded the Joint Prize for Best Research Project, for her MSc project which was an investigation into risk and uncertainty in compensating Egyptian farmers participating in Brucellosis control programmes.
Wendy conducted two systematic reviews of the effects of neutering female dogs on mammary neoplasia and urinary incontinence, sponsored by Dog’s Trust. This was followed by an FAO-commissioned risk assessment of potential re-introduction of Rinderpest (cattle plague) and a DEFRA-funded intervention study assessing the impact of biosecurity advice on beef farmers.
Wendy has taught statistics and epidemiology to undergraduates and MSc students. She also gives one-to-one statistics and epidemiology support for undergraduate research projects, and has taught on RVC courses in epidemiology for veterinarians in China and Bangladesh.
Wendy spent almost two years working as a veterinarian in a mixed animal practice in Shropshire. This involved sole charge work, and included medical and surgical treatment of companion and farm animals.
Fournié G, Beauvais W, Jones BA, Lubroth J, Ambrosini F, Njeumi F, et al. Rinderpest virus sequestration and use in posteradication era. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jan. http://doi.dx.org/10.3201/eid1901.120967
Beauvais W, Cardwell JM, Brodbelt DC. The effect of neutering on the risk of mammary tumours in bitches - a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2012 Jun;53(6):314-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2011.01220.x.
Beauvais W, Cardwell JM, Brodbelt DC. The effect of neutering on the risk of urinary incontinence in bitches - a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2012 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2011.01176.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Royal Veterinary College and AusVet. (2011) Risk assessment: re-introduction of rinderpest. Report commissioned by Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Animal Health Organization (OIE).
Wendy is currently working on a web-based tool for stakeholders to explore the impact of test-and-slaughter schemes on individual farmers.