Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

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 2018-2019 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.

Lorraine Chapot, Louise Whatford, Polly Compston, Mehroosh Tak, Soledad Cuevas, Maria Garza, Houda Bennani, Hassaan Bin Aslam, Mathew Hennessey, Georgine Limon, Kevin Queenan, Guillaume Fournie, 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 Fournie, 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.


  • OASIS - One Health Antibiotic Stewardship in Society

    People: Pablo Alarcon-Lopez, Ana Mateus, Mat Hennessey

    This project aims to explore antibiotic use in livestock in two study sites in rural West Bengal, and to map the antibiotic supply and value chains for both the human and animal sectors. The findings from this project will be used to co-design an antibiotic stewardship intervention with multiple stakeholders and to assess the feasibility and acceptability of this intervention with a small group of antibiotic value chain actors.

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