Department: Pathobiology & Population Sciences

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Mat is a PhD student investigating the role of antibiotics in strategic healthcare decisions. 

After graduating from Bristol Vet School in 2007, Mat worked in companion animal practice in both the private and charity sectors in the UK. In 2017-2018 he completed the MSc in One Health at the RVC and LSHTM. He subsequently joined the RVC as a research assistant, working on food safety and antibiotic use research in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and India. He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the role of antibiotics in strategic healthcare decisions in India's poultry sector.

Mathew Hennessey and Tony Barnett (2023). Method in limbo? Theoretical and empirical considerations in using thematic analysis by veterinary and One Health researchers. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Jinnat Ferdous, Md Helal Uddin, Rashed Mahmud, Mathew Hennessey, Abdullah Al Sattar et al. (2023). Mapping of dressed and processed poultry products in Bangladesh: Identifying the food safety risks for policy intervention. Veterinary Research Communications. 

Mathew Hennessey, Ayako Ebata, Indranil Samanta, Ana Mateus, Jean-Christophe Arnold, Dominic Day, Meenakshi Gautham, Pablo Alarcon (2023). Pharma-cartography: Navigating the complexities of antibiotic supply to rural livestock in West Bengal, India, through value chain and power dynamic analysis. Plos ONE.

Chris Pinto Jimenez, Maddy Pearson, Mathew Hennessey, Esin Nkereuwem, Chloe Crocker et al. (2023). Awareness of antibiotic resistance: a tool for measurement among human and animal health care professionals in LMICs and UMICs. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Jessica Myers, Mathew Hennessey, Jean-Christophe Arnold, Kayley McCubbin, Tiziana Lembo, Ana Mateus et al. (2022). Crossover-use of human antibiotics in livestock in agricultural communities: A qualitative cross-country comparison between Uganda, Tanzania and India. Antibiotics. 

Mathew Hennessey, Guillaume Fournié, Matthew Quaife, Pablo Alarcon (2022). Modelling multi-player strategic decisions in animal healthcare. A scoping review. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Mathew Hennessey, Fred Unger, Dang Xuan Sinh, Pham Duc Phuc, Ngo Hoang Tuan Hai, Le Thi Thanh Huyen, Pham Van Hung, and Barbara Häsler (2021). A practical guide to the design, implementation and evaluation stages of food safety nudges. ILRI Manual 52. Nairobi, Kenya. ILRI.

Jean-Christophe Arnold, Dominic Day, Mathew Hennessey, Pablo Alarcon, Meenakshi Gautham, Indranil Samanta, and Ana Mateus (2021). "If it Works in People, Why Not Animals?": A Qualitative Investigations of Antibiotic Use in Smallholder Livestock Settings in Rural West Bengal, India. Antibiotics.

Lorraine Chapot, Louise Whatford, Polly Compston, Mehroosh Tak, Soledad Cuevas, Maria Garza, Houda Bennani, Hassaan Bin Aslam, Mathew Hennessey, Georgine Limon, Kevin Queenan, Guillaume Fournié, Nikolaos Dadios, Barbara Häsler (2021). A Global Media Analysis of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Chicken Meat Food Systems: Key Vulnerabilities and Opportunities for Building Resilience. Sustainability.

Mathew Hennessey, Guillaume Fournié, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Paritosh Kumar Biswas, Pablo Alarcon, Ayako Ebata, Rashed Mahmud, Mahmudul Hasan, Tony barnett (2021). Intensification of fragility: Poultry production and distribution in Bangladesh and its implications for disease risk. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Mathew Hennessey, Louise Watford, Sophie Payne-Gifford, Kate F Johnson, Steven van Winden, David Barling, Barbara Häsler (2020). Antimicrobial & antiparasitic use and resistance in British sheep and cattle: a systematic review. Preventive Veterinary Mediciine.

Mathew Hennessey, Sunghwan Kim, Fred Unger, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Dang Xuan Sinh, Thinh Nguyen-Thi, Barbara Häsler (2020). Exploring the potential of using nudges to promote food hygiene in the pork value chain in Vietnam. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.


  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) One Health Poultry Hub

    With integrated streams of social, economic, biological, mathematical and policy-led research, we are co-producing detailed knowledge on the biological, structural and socio-economic factors that shape networks of chicken production and distribution. The RVC-led UKRI GCRF One Health Poultry Hub brings together leading laboratory, clinical, veterinary and social scientists, as well as skilled communications experts, programme support staff and external stakeholders.  

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