Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
Research Groups: Safe and Sustainable Food
Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health
Houda is currently working as a Research Assistant for NEOH "Network for Evaluation of One Health".
Houda completed her veterinary degree at Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences, Morocco in 2000 and then joined a private surgery where she has worked for five years. Her work was mainly in the poultry sector dealing with all aspects related to poultry flocks monitoring. In 2006, she obtained her Master of Science in Fundamental and Applied Microbiology from Bretagne Occidental University, France. In 2010, she completed her Master in Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals at the RVC. Prior to the current position, Houda worked as a research assistant for NEAT "Networking to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, policy making and in Europe and beyond" .
Economic approach to animal health education and research. Bennani H, Häsler B, Rushton J (2016). Veterinary Times, http://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/economic-approach-to-animal-health-education-and-research/
A One Health Framework for the Evaluation of Rabies Control Programmes: A Case Study from Colombo City, Sri Lanka. Häsler B, Hiby E, Gilbert W, Obeyesekere N, Bennani H, Rushton J (2014). PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(10): e3270. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003270
A review of the metrics for One Health benefits. Häsler B, Cornelsen L, Bennani H, Rushton J (2014). Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz. Vol. 33 (2) pp. 453-464.
Multiple research groups worldwide are currently working on the evaluation of integrated AMR surveillance. This JPIAMR funded, and RVC-led Network brings people together with the aim of harmonising and refining existing frameworks and approaches for the evaluation of AMR surveillance.
Evaluating Antimicrobial Resistance surveillance in the United Kingdom from a One Health perspective
The aim of the project is to assess the value of integrated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance systems in the UK. Our objective is to produce a specific tool to evaluate the performance of AMR integrated surveillance systems, which will allow us to assess whether integrated surveillance generates an added value. This will enable policy makers to make the most cost effective decisions.
NEAT: Networking to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making in Europe and beyond
NEAT aims to ensure efficient allocation of resources at all levels of animal health work and for this to lead to better animal health and welfare with strong societal benefits.
The Network for Evaluation of One Health brings together international experts interested and experienced in One Health to promote standardised and comparable evaluations of One Health initiatives and to inform decision-making and resource allocation.