Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Marianne is a PhD student within the VEEPH group. Her research focuses on livestock stakeholder decision-making and behaviour during infectious disease outbreaks.

Marianne graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology in 2009 before completing Masters’ degrees in the Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals, Medical Microbiology and Global Health. Before joining the RVC she was a trainee at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Her PhD project is on the behavioural adaptations of poultry production stakeholders to disease outbreaks and different control policies in Bangladesh, co-supervised at the RVC by Prof Dirk Pfeiffer and Dr Guillaume Fournié. This project is part of the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) research initiative and one of several VEEPH projects looking at zoonotic disease in Bangladesh.

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