Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
Research Groups: Sustainable Food Systems
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" .
Overview of evidence of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in the food chain. Bennani, H., Mateus, A., Mays, N., Eastmure, E., Stärk, K.D.C. and Häsler, B. (2020). Antibiotics, 9(2): 49. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9020049
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.
The project aims to assess the value of integrated surveillance systems for AMU and AMR in the UK from a One Health (OH) perspective.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health threat with major economic implications. Bacteria carrying resistance genes can be transmitted between humans, animals and the environment. Therefore, an integrated surveillance programme for AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) needs to take into consideration the various routes of AMR transmission.