Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Mary is a PhD student currently working in the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health group at the RVC. She has a particular interest in epidemiology and is currently working on a project studying UK veterinary disease surveillance. Mary is a qualified veterinary surgeon and prior to starting her role at the RVC she was working as a first opinion equine vet in Bedfordshire.  

  • Improving animal health surveillance through better engagement between farmers, vets and government

    The current research into animal health surveillance has been predominantly focused on improving the technical aspects and there is little work looking at the engagement of stakeholders with the surveillance system. UK scanning surveillance relies on the submission of samples or reports from private veterinary surgeons, which in turn rely on the propensity of farmers to seek veterinary advice. Farmers and veterinary practitioners are therefore at the forefront of disease surveillance and the data being received is shaped by what they perceive to be a threat.

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