Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Pathogen Flow in Ecosystems, IRLFS (Research Programme)

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

The postholder is working to establish and promote a One Health and Conservation Medicine programme including, research on emerging disease systems arising from pathogen flow between wildlife, livestock and humans and the ecological drivers. The geographical focus is  Africa and South Asia and will involve working with regional and international partners. Capacity building is seen as central to achieving these goals and will include course and module development in professional training in UK and abroad working with partners and providing leadership in RVC teaching and post graduate programmes in One Health, Wildlife Health and Biology.

Richard Kock is a dedicated wildlife veterinarian, researcher and conservationist. From 1983 to 2010 he was attached to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL); working in zoological medicine from 1983-1990 in the UK, then seconded abroad from 1991 to 2006. He worked on free-ranging wildlife health with the national wildlife management authority (Kenya Wildlife Service KWS) in Nairobi, Kenya 1991-1998 to start a new Veterinary Department. This initiative is now a model in the region with 12 vets and 72 permanent staff. Throughout this time he was involved in research, management and conservation initiatives in the region and built networks and wildlife health capacity. From 1999 – 2005 he was seconded to a regional body, African Union Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) to work on rinderpest and other transboundary animal diseases at the wildlife, livestock and human interface. This involved the organisation and implementation of epidemiological research (sero-surveillance and outbreak investigation) in wildlife species throughout eastern, central and western Africa based out of Nairobi. In 2001, he detected and ensured diagnosis of the last globally known epidemic of rinderpest, which occured in wild buffalo in Meru National Park, Kenya and he was awarded the FAO Bronze Medal for his contributions to global rinderpest eradication. He also worked on a range of other infectious diseases including Pestes des Petits Ruminants, Rift Valley Fever, anthrax and other wildlife diseases. He returned to the UK in 2006 and worked until 2010 as a Programme Manager at ZSL, running regional conservation projects in deserts and rangelands in Africa, Middle East and Asia with a wildlife health perspective. This included overall responsibility for management of the King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2011 he took up a chair in Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases at the Pathology and Pathogen Biology  Department, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus, London, UK. He has been engaged closely with the evolving One Health initiative and in promoting wildlife and environment in the health agenda. He has led the development and implementation of a new One Health Masters in Science course run jointly by the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine launched in 2013 and of which he remains co-Director.

Research interests over 30 years of working with wildife include;

- use of novel anaesthetic agents in wild carnivores and herbivores, improving protocols and intervention technologies to enable safer capture, restraint and handling for treatment, biological sampling for diagnosis, translocation and reintroduction;

- developing efficient and cost effective wildlife epidemiological investigation protocols for infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation; and disease risk analysis in a range of wildlife species and at the wildlife and livestock interface;

- morbilliviruses, bacterial and protozoal infection of wildife - studying disease epidemology  in various wild  herbivore and carnivore communities and investigating their role as potential reservoirs, vectors, indicators for and victims of infection amongst humans, domestic and wild animals;

- finding a balance between natural resource conservation, human, livestock and agricultural development in Africa and Asia to ensure sustained ecosystem services for nutrition security, health and welfare and ecological resilience. Working on One Health concept studies particularly at the remote, rural landscape level of developing and post-conflict communities.

He has current funded research projects and studentships ongoing on saiga antelope disease in Kazakhstan, Pestes des Petits Ruminants virus in wildlife in Africa, bovine tuberculosis in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

Selection of papers prior to joining RVC in 2011:

KOCK R.A. (2006) Rinderpest and wildlife. In: Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus. Plagues of large and small ruminants. Edited by Thomas Barrett, Paul-Pierre Pastoret, and William Taylor Biology of Animal Infections Elsevier publications Academic Press, London. Chap. 7 pp. 144-162

KOCK R.A. H. M. WAMWAYI, P. B. ROSSITER, G. LIBEAU, E. WAMBWA, J. OKORI, F. S. SHIFERAW, T. D. MLENGEYA (2006). Rinderpest in East Africa: continuing re-infection of wildlife populations on the periphery of the Somali ecosystem. Prev. Vet. Med Vol 75/1-2 pp. 63-80.
KOCK R.A. SOORAE P.S. AND MOHAMMED O.B. (2007) The Role of Veterinarians in Re-introductions International Zoo Year Book 41: 24–37
CLEAVELAND, S., PACKER, C., HAMPSON, K., KAARE, M., KOCK, R., MLENGEYA R.,LEMBO, T., CRAFT M. AND DOBSON, A. (2007) The multiple roles of infectious diseases in the Serengeti ecosystem. In: Serengeti III (Eds. Sinclair, A.R.E and Packer, C.), Chicago University Press, Chicago.

MUNSON, L., TERIO, K., KOCK, R., MLENGEYA, T., ROELKE, M., DUBOVI, E., SUMMERS, B., SINCLAIR, T., PACKER, C. (2008) Climate Extremes Promote Fatal Co-Infections during Canine Distemper Epidemics in African Lions. PLOS One Biology June 2008 , Volume 3, Issue 6, e2545.

BRONSVOORT B.M.DEC., PARIDA S., HANDEL I, MCFARLAND S., FLEMING L., HAMBLIN P., AND KOCK R. (2008) Serological survey for foot-and-mouth disease in wildlife in East Africa and parameter estimation of the Cedi test NSP ELISA for buffalo Clinical and Vaccine Immunology Vol. 15, No. 6.

OKITA-OUMA, B., AMIN, R., KOCK, R.A. (2007) Conservation and Management Strategy for the Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli) and Management Guidelines for the White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) in Kenya (2007-2011) KWS Nairobi Kenya

EMSLIE, R., Amin R., Kock R.A. (Eds) (2009) Guidelines for the in situ Re-introduction and Translocation of African and Asian Rhino for Conservation Purposes Species Survival Commission, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Du TOIT, J. T., KOCK, R.A. and DEUTSCH, J.C. (2009) (Editors) Wild Rangelands –Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining livestock in Semi Arid ecosystems Wiley Blackwell Oxford UK.                                                                                                            KOCK, R.A., WOODFORD, M.H. and

ROSSITER, P.B. (2010) Disease risks associated with translocation of wildlife OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique, 29(2), 329-350

KOCK, R.A. (2010) The newly proposed Laikipia disease control fence in Kenya. In: Ferguson, K. & Hanks, J. eds. Fencing Impacts: A review of the environmental, social and economic impacts of game and veterinary fencing in Africa with particular reference to the Great Limpopo and Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Areas. Pretoria Mammal Research Institute 71-75

MOHAMMED, O. B., OMER, S. A., MACASERO, W. V. & KOCK, R. A. (2011) Serum biochemistry reference range values for Arabian mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella) and Arabian sand gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa marica) at King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, Saudi Arabia Comp Clin Pathol (2011) 20:187–191

SIEMBIEDA, J.L., KOCK, R.A., McCRACKEN, T.A. & NEWMAN S.H. (2011) The role of wildlife in transboundary animal diseases Animal health research reviews / Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. 2011:1-17. Available at: [Accessed May 31, 2011].

ANDERSON J, BARON M, CAMERON A, KOCK R, JONES B, PFEIFFER D, MARINER J, MCKEEVER D, OURA C, ROEDER P, ROSSITER P, TAYLOR W.  (2011) Rinderpest eradicated; what next? Vet Rec. Jul 2;169(1):10                                     


Papers produced since jointing the RVC in 2011:


Kock, R.,  Grachev, Y., Zhakypbayev, A., Usenbayev, A., Zuther, S., Klimanove, O., Dieterich, T., Sapanov, M.,AND  Izimbergenova, G. (2012) A retrospective assessment of saiga antelope Saiga tatarica die-off in Western Kazakhstan 2010-2011. Saiga News Issue 14, Winter 2011/2012 1-4

Wallace R. and Kock R.A. (2012) Whose food footprint? Capitalism and global agriculture Human Geography 5 (1):63-83.olume 5, Number 1, 2012

Kock, R.A., Alders, R., & Wallace, R. (2012) Wildlife, wild food, food security and human society. In: Animal Health and Biodiversity - Preparing for the Future. Illustrating Contributions to Public Health 71-79. Compendium of the OIE Global Conference on Wildlife 23-25 February 2011 Paris, France.

Mwanika. V.B., Kock, R.A., Masembe, C & Siegismund H.R. (2012) Genetic Diversity in the Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus delameri) Population in Eastern Africa South African Journal Wildlife Management Association 42(1):54-59.

Kayunze, K. A., Kiwara, A., Lyamuya, L.,  Kambarage, D.M.,  Rushton, J., Coker, R., Kock, R. and Rweyemamu M.M. (2011) A  Socio-economic  Approach to One health policy research in Southern Africa  available at
De Garine-Wichatitsky, M., Caron, A, Kock, R., Tschopp, R., Munyeme, M., Hofmeyr, M., & Michel, A. (2013). A review of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife-livestock-human interface in sub-Saharan Africa. Epidemiology and infection, 141, 1342–1356. doi:10.1017/S0950268813000708
 Jones, B. A., Grace, D., Kock, R., Alonso, S., Rushton, J., & Said, M. Y. (2013). Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change, PNAS 110(21), 8399–8404. doi:10.1073/pnas.1208059110
 Ferguson, K. J., Cleaveland, S., Haydon, D. T., Kock, R. A., Lembo, T., & Hopcraft, J. G. C. (2013). Evaluating the Potential for the Environmentally Sustainable Control of Foot and Mouth Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ecohealth (2013) 10:314-322 DOI 10.1007/s10393-013-0850-6
 Dancer, A., Pinion, V., Grachev, Y., Milner-Gulland, Sarah Robinson, E.J., Zuther, S., Dieterich, T., Orynbayiev, M., Karlstetter, M., Kock, R. (2013) Remote and in situ analyses of the potential causes of saiga antelope die-offs in Western Kazakhstan Saiga news, (14) 1-4
Sean T. Murphy, Naresh Subedi, Shant Raj Jnawali, Babu Ram Lamichhane, Gopal Prasad Upadhyay, Richard Kock and Rajan Amin (2013). Invasive mikania in Chitwan National Park, Nepal: the threat to the greater one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis and factors driving the invasion. Oryx, 47, pp 361-368. doi:10.1017/S003060531200124X. 
Kock, R.; Croft, S.; Dixon, M.; Fletcher, C.; Good, L.; Guzman, J.; Heymann, D.; Liyanage, R.; McKeever, D.; McNerney, R.; Peeling, R.; Moran, M.; Pfeiffer, D.; Waage, J.; Wu, L. DFID Zoonoses Report 6. Prioritising the need for new diagnostics, medicine, vaccines and management practices of zoonoses which have significant impact in the developing world. Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK (2012) 126 pp. 
Probert J., Evans, B., Andanje, S., Kock, R., Amin, R. (2013) Population and habitat assessment of the ‘critically endangered’ hirola (Beatragus hunteri) in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya Oryx In Press
Tiziana Lembo, Christopher Oura,Satya Parida, Richard Hoare, Lorraine Frost,Robert Fyumagwa, Fredrick Kivaria, Chobi Chubwa, Richard Kock,Sarah Cleaveland,1 and Carrie Batten (2013) Peste des petits ruminants infection patterns in cattle and wildlife in northern Tanzania Emerging Infectious Diseases EID 19(12), 2037–2040.
Kock, R. (2013) Will the damage be done before we feel the heat? Infectious disease emergence and human response. Animal Health Research Reviews, pg. 1-6 doi:10.1017/S1466252313000108

De Garine-Wichatitsky, M., Caron, A, Kock, R., Tschopp, R., Munyeme, M., Hofmeyr, M., & Michel, A. (2013). A review of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife-livestock-human interface in sub-Saharan Africa. Epidemiology and infection, 141, 1342–1356. doi:10.1017/S0950268813000708

Roeder P, Mariner J, Kock R.2013 Rinderpest: the veterinary perspective on eradication. Phil Trans R Soc B 368:20120139.

Rabinowitz PM, Kock R, Kachani M, Kunkel R, Thomas J, Gilbert J, et al. (2013) Toward proof of concept of a One Health approach to disease prediction and control. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2013 Dec [date cited].

Zinsstag et al (2013). Convergence of Ecohealth and One Health, 371–373. doi:10.1007/s10393-013-0812-z

Travis DA, Chapman DW, Craft ME, Deen J, Farnham MW,Garcia C, Hueston WD, Kock R, Mahero M, Mugisha L, Nzietchueng S, Nutter FB, Olson D, Pekol A, Pelican KM, Robertson C, Rwego IB. (2014). One Health: lessons learned from East Africa. Microbiol Spectrum 2(1):OH-0017-2012. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.OH-0017-2012.

Kock R. (2014) Drivers of disease emergence and spread: is wildlife to blame? Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 81(2):E1-4. doi: 10.4102/ojvr.v81i2.739.

Kock, R A (2014) Keeping exotic pets. VETERINARY RECORD, 174 (3). p. 75.

Kock, R., Kock, M., de Garine-Wichatitsky, M., Chardonnet, P. and Caron, A. (2014). Livestock and buffalo (Syncerus caffer) interfaces in Africa: ecology of disease transmission and implications for conservation and development. In: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle. Implications for Conservation. Melletti, M. & Burton, J. (Editors). Cambridge University Press. Cambridge England

Kayunze, K.A., Kiwara, A., Lyamuya, E., Kambarage, D.M., Rushton, J., Coker, R., Kock R.A. (2014), ‘Practice of One Health approaches: Bridges and barriers in Tanzania’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81(2) Art. #733, 8 pages. http://

Wallace, R. G., Bergmann, L., Kock, R., Gilbert, M., Hogerwerf, L., Wallace, R., & Holmberg, M. (2014). The dawn of Structural One Health: A new science tracking disease emergence along circuits of capital. Social Science & Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.09.047

Kayunze, K. A., Kiwara, A. D., Kambarage, D. M., Kock, R., Kayunze, K. A., Kiwara, A. D., … Kock, R. (n.d.). Utilisation of One Health Approaches in the Surveillance and Mitigations of Risks of Animal Derived Infections in Tanzania?: Attitudinal Profiles of Human and Animal Health

Alders, R., Aongola, A., Bagnol, B., de Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kock, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Msami, H., Mulenga, F., Mwala, M., Mwale, S., Rushton, J., Simpson, J., Victor, R., Yongolo, C. and Young, M.  (2014).  Using a One Health approach to promote food and nutrition security in Tanzania and Zambia.  Planet@Risk 2(3):187-190.

 Wallace, R. G., Gilbert, M., Wallace, R., Pittiglio, C., Mattioli, R., & Kock, R. (2014). Did Ebola emerge in West Africa by a policy-driven phase change in agroecology? Environment and Planning A, 46. doi:10.1068/a4712com

F.S. Desta, R. A. Kock, S. Abditcho and D. Seb­hatu (2014) Experimental Infection of Sheep using Infective Larvae ( L3 ) harvested from the Faeces of Naturally Infected Swayne’s Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei ) at Senkele Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary Ethiop.Vet. J. 18(2), 71–81.

Mangesho, P. E., Karimuribo, E., Mlangwa, J. E., Mboera, L. E., Rushton, J., Kock, R., … Rweyemamu, M. (2014). Anthropology and Ecohealth Research in Control of Diseases for Pastorals in Tanzania, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *

A. Margalida, G. Bogliani, C. G. R. Bowden, J. A. Donázar, F. Genero, M. Gilbert, W. B. Karesh, R. Kock, J. Lubroth, X. Manteca, V. Naidoo, A. Neimanis, J. A. Sánchez-Zapata, M. A. Taggart, J. Vaarten, L. Yon, T. Kuiken, R. E. G. (2014). One Health approach to use of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Science Express, (December), 1–5. Retrieved from / 4 December 2014 / Page 1 / 10.1126/science.1260260

Waage J, Yap C, Bell S, Levy C, Mace G, Pegram T, Unterhalter E, Dasandi N, Hudson D, Kock R, Mayhew S, Marx C, Poole N. (2015) Governing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: interactions, infrastructures, and institutions. Lancet Glob. Health. 2015 May; 3(5):e251-2. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)70112-9. Epub 2015 Mar 29.

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) & International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (2014). – Guidelines for Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis. OIE, Paris, 24 pp. Published in association with the IUCN and the Species Survival Commission.

Kock R. A. Structural One Health -- are we there yet? Vet Rec. 2015 Feb 7;176(6):140-2. doi: 10.1136/vr.h193.

G. Qiuntavalle Pastorino, M. Albertini, F. Carlsen, A. A. Cunningham, B. A. Daniel, E. Flach, H. Hofers, J. Junhold, R. Kock, S. Leather, N. Masters, R. Preziosi, A. Routh, A. W. Sainsbury, Y. Sato, W. Spencer & P. Pearce=Kelly. (2015) Project MOSI: rationale and pilot-study resultsof an initiative to help protect zoo animals from mosquito-transmitted pathogens and contribute data on mosquito spatio–temporal distribution change Int. Zoo Yb. 49: (1). pp. 172-188. DOI:10.1111/izy.12065

Wiethoeltera, A. K. Beltrán-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. M. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife – livestock interface, PNAS (16), 1–6. doi:10.1073/pnas.1422741112

Dar, F K and Littmann, J and Rweyemamu, M and Buckley, EJ and Shahid, M and Kock, R A and Li, H L and Giha, H and Khan, M and So, AD and Bindayna, K M and Kessel, A and Pedersen, H B and Permanand, G and Zumla, A and Rottingen, J-A and Heymann, D L (2015) Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance. Lancet, 387 (10015). pp. 285-295

Probert, J., Evans, B., Andanje, S., Kock, R., & Amin, R. (2015). Population and habitat assessment of the Critically Endangered hirola Beatragus hunteri in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Oryx, 49(February 2013), 1–7. doi:10.1017/S0030605313000902

Kock R.A., M.B. Orynbayev, K.T. Sultankulova, V.M. Strochkov, Z.D. Omarova, E.K. Shalgynbayev, N.M. Rametov, A.R. Sansyzbay, S. Parida (2015) Detection and genetic characterization of lineage IV peste des petits ruminants virus in Kazakhstan Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 62(5), 470–479. doi:10.1111/tbed.12398

Mahapatra, M., Sayelel K., Muniraju, M., Eblate, E., Fyumagwa, R., Shilinde L., Maulie Mdaki, M., Keyyu, J., Parida, S., Kock R.(2015) Spill-over of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus from domestic sheep and goats to wild ruminants in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Northern Tanzania Emerging Infectious Diseases 21 (12)DOI: 10.3201/eid2112.150223

Hawkins, E., Kock, R., Mckeever, D., Gakuya, F., Musyoki, C., Chege, S. M., … Maina, E. (2015). Prevelance of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi with associated ticks of sympatric Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyii) and donkeys (Equus Africanus asinus) in northern Kenya. Journal Wildlife Diseases, 51(1), 137–147. doi:10.7589/2013-11-316

Kock R. (2015) Vertebrate reservoirs and secondary epidemiological cycles of vector-borne diseases Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz., 2015, 34 (1): 151-163

Di Nardo, A., Libeau, G., Chardonnet, B., Chardonnet, P., Kock, R. A, Parekh, K., … Sumption, K. J. (2015). Serological profile of foot-and-mouth disease in wildlife populations of West and Central Africa with special reference to Syncerus caffer subspecies. Veterinary Research, 46(1), 77. doi:10.1186/s13567-015-0213-0

Kock R. In Waage, J. and Yap, C. (eds.) (2015). Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI:

Bonwitt, J and Kelly, A H and Ansumana, R and Agbla, S and Sahr, F and Saez, A M and Borchert, M and Kock, R A and Fichet-Calvet, E (2016) Rat-atouille: A Mixed Method Study to Characterize Rodent Hunting and Consumption in the Context of Lassa Fever. ECOHEALTH, 13 (2). pp. 234-247

Orynbayev, M. B., Beauvais, W., Sansyzbay, A. R., Rystaeva, R. A., & Kock, R. A. (2016). Seroprevalence of infectious diseases in saiga antelope ( Saiga tatarica tatarica ) in Kazakhstan 2012 – 2014. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 127, 100–104. doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.03.016

R.G. Wallace, R. Kock, L. Bergmann, M. Gilbert, L. Hogerwerf, C. Pittiglio, R. Mattioli and R. Wallace (2016) Did neoliberalizing West African forests produce a new niche for Ebola? Int J Health Serv. 46(1):149-65

Zumla, A., Dar, O., Kock, R., Muturi, M., Ntoumi, F., Kaleebu, P., … Petersen, E. (2016). Taking forward a “ONE HEALTH” approach for turning the tide against The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and other zoonotic pathogens with epidemic potential. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2016.06.012

Dar, O. A., Hasan, R., Schlundt, J., Harbarth, S., Caleo, G., Dar, F. K., … Heymann, D. L. (2015). Series Antimicrobials?: access and sustainable effectiveness 4 Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance, Lancet 6736 (15), 1–11. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00520-6

Karesh, W B and Kock, R A and Machalaba, C C (2016) CITES: In Sickness and in Health? ECOHEALTH, 13 (3). pp. 441-442. Item not available from this repository.

Alders, R., Nunn, M., Bagnol, B., Cribb, J., Kock, R. and Rushton, J.  (2016).  Approaches to fixing broken food systems. In: Eggersdorfer M., Kraemer K., Cordaro J.B., Fanzo J., Gibney M., Kennedy E., Labrique A. and Steffen J. (eds), Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century. Chapter 3.1 pp 132-144. Karger, Basel, Switzerland, Available online:

Kock , R , Chardonnet , P & Risley , C (2016) , ' Antelope Diseases - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly ' . in Antelope Conservation : From Diagnosis to Action . Conservation Science and Practice , Wiley , pp. 108-135

Atickem, A., David V. Cooper, D.V., Kock, R.A., Rue­ness, E.K., Fischer, M., Bekele, A., Loe, L.E. and Stenseth N.C. (2016) Immobilization of Mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia Gnusletter 33(2) 6-7

Sean C P Coogan, Robyn Alders, Richard Kock, David Raubenheimer, Siobhan M Mor (201xxxx) A clash of appetites: Food-related dimensions of human-animal conflict and disease emergence In Review

Robyn Alders and Richard Kock (2017) What's food and nutrition security got to do with wildlife conservation?. Australian Zoologist: 2017, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 120-126. DOI:

Alimuddin Zumla, Giuseppe Ippolito, Brian McCloskey, Matthew Bates, Rashid Ansumana, David Heymann, Richard Kock, Francine Ntoumi, (2017) Enhancing Preparedness for Tackling New and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemic Threats Lancet Respiratory Health Commentary

Rüegg, S R and Machalaba, C and McMahon, B J and Haesler, B and Myhre Errecaborde, K and Pelican, K and Kock, R (2017) Expectations for a new WHO Director General: health in a rapidly changing environment. Lancet, 1 (2). e44-e45.

Rüegg, S.R and McMahon, B J and Häsler, B and Esposito, R and Nielsen, L R and Ifejika Speranza, C and Ehlinger, T and Peyre, M and Aragrande, M and Zinsstag, J and Davies, P and Mihalca, A D and Buttigieg, S C and Rushton, J and Carmo, L P and De Meneghi, D and Canali, M and Filippitzi, M E and Goutard, F L and Ilieski, V and Milicevic, D and O’Shea, H and Radeski, M and Kock, R and Staines, A and Lindberg, A (2017) A Blueprint to Evaluate One Health. Frontiers in Public Health, 5.

K. Queenan, P. Mangesho, M. Ole-Neselle, E. Karimuribo, M. Rweyemamu, R. Kock, B. Häsler (2017) Experiences and challenges of using syndromic terminology of ethnodiagnoses in participatory epidemiology: Lessons for One Health practitioners among the Maasai of Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 139 (2017) 42–49

Wallace, R. G., Alders, R., Kock, R., Jonas, T., Wallace R. and Hogerwerf  L. (2017) Health Before Medicine: Community Resilience in Food Landscapes In press

Mangesho, P E and Neselle, M O and Karimuribo, E D and Mlangwa, J E and Queenan, K and Mboera, L E G and Rushton, J and Kock, R and Haesler, B and Kiwara, A and Rweyemamu, M (2017) Exploring local knowledge and perceptions on zoonoses among pastoralists in northern and eastern Tanzania. PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, 11 (2).

Meunier, N V and Sebulime, P and White, R G and Kock, R (2017) Wildlife-livestock interactions and risk areas for cross-species spread of bovine tuberculosis. ONDERSTEPOORT JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH, 84 (1). a1221.

Kevin Queenan, Julie Garnier, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Sandra Buttigieg, Daniele de Meneghi,Martin Holmberg, Jakob Zinsstag, Simon Rüegg, Barbara Häsler and Richard Kock (2017) Roadmap to a One Health Agenda 2030 CAB Reviews 2017 12, No. 014

Peter M. Rabinowitz, Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz, Laura H. Kahn, Richard Kock and Marguerite Pappaioanou (2017). Incorporating One Health into Medical Education BMC Medical Education 17:45 1-7 DOI 10.1186/s12909-017-0883-6

Richard A. Kock, Mukhit Orynbayev, Sarah Robinson, Steffen Zuther, Navinder J. Singh, Wendy Beauvais, Eric R. Morgan, Aslan Kerimbayev, Sergei Khomenko, Henny M. Martineau, Rashida Rystaeva, Zamira Omarova, Sara Wolfs, Florent Hawotte, Julien Radoux, Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland (2018) Saigas on the brink: Multidisciplinary analysis of the factors influencing mass mortality events Science Advances17 Jan 2018 : eaao2314

Kock RA, Milner-Gulland EJ, 2018, Timely Response to Untimely Death, Natural History, Vol:126, ISSN:0028-0712, Pages:9-13

Wallace R, L Bergmann, L Hogerwerf, R Kock, and RG Wallace (2018) Ebola in the hog sector: Modeling pandemic emergence in commodity livestock. Wallace RG, M Gilbert, R Wallace, C Pittiglio, R Mattioli and R Kock (2018) Did Ebola Emerge in West Africa by a Policy-Driven Phase Change in Agroecology. Wallace RG, R Kock, L Bergmann, M Gilbert, L Hogerwerf, C Pittiglio, R Mattioli and R Wallace (2018) Did neoliberalizing West Africa’s Forests Produce a Vaccine-Resistant Ebola? In: RG Wallace and R Wallace (eds) Neoliberal Ebola: Modeling Disease Emergence from Finance to Forest and Farm. Springer International Publishing AG 2018. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-40940-5

Heymann, David L and Jay, Jonathan and Kock, Richard (2017) The One Health path to infectious disease prevention and resilience. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 111 (6). pp. 233-234. ISSN 0035-9203 Item availability may be restricted

Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock, Robert G. Wallace (2018) Cutting Disease Control Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection. Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Mathieu Pruvot, Amanda Fine, Enkhtuvshin Shiilegdamba, Batchuluun Damdinjav, Bayarbaatar, Buuveibaatar, Gantulga Bayandonoi,Tserenjav Jargalsaikhan, Munkhduuren Shatar, Charlotte Hollinger, Dee McAloose, Andy Dobson,  Richard Kock
Outbreak of Peste des Petits Ruminants among critically endangered Mongolian Saiga and Other Wild Ungulates, Mongolia, 2016-17
Emerging Infectious Diseases (2020).

Conference Papers 2015-2018

Abu Dhabi 2015 – IUCN SSC Chairs Conference– 1) Combating the unregulated use of poisons and toxins in Africa 2) Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis

Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique Bruxelles 2015 biodiversité et le développement, un héritage global 1) Health, Biodiversity and Development  

Bristol University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine One Health Conference 2015 1) One health – something bigger or just One Medicine?

Liverpool University Zoonoses Conference 2015  1) Are we “as blind as a bat”? Unravelling what we do and don’t know about zoonoses and these fascinating mammals.

Cambridge University Veterinary Zoological Society Conference 2015

University of Pretoria Faculty Veterinary Medicine Symposium 2015 African wildlife in a changing environment:  Disease diagnostics and forensics  1) The role of accurate diagnostics in wildlife disease surveillance in Africa

European Commission Brussels Conference on Wildlife Health and Species Protection 2015 1) Ecology of Health,One Health Approach,Sustainable Health Systems”

Dutch Society for Wildlife Health & Belgian Wildlife Disease Society Antwerp “Wildlife crossing borders” Joint Symposium 2016 1) Landscapes and infectious disease - where are the boundaries

Bristol One Health Society Faculty Vet Medicine 2016 1) The one health approach: What are the chances of success in transforming broken health systems?

Cambridge One Health Society Symposium 2016 1) How to get the lion’s teeth in to the humancentricity of One health

Institute of Infectious Animal Diseases Texas A&M University Annual Meeting Dallas 2016 1) What Can Saiga Mortality Events Tell Us About Microbial responses to Climate Change?

British Museum, Clore Centre, Roya Anthropological Institute Anthropology, Conference 2016
Weather and and Climate Change. 1) Extreme events, indicators of Planetary Health? Saiga antelope of the central Asian steppe

Pathways Conference Mount Kenya Safari Club Nanyuki Kenya 2016 1) Fencing for disease control: effectiveness and impacts 2) Rinderpest and PPR virus in wildlife - a historic lesson in disease emergence

One Health Ecohealth Conference Melbourne 2016 1) Planet Farm. Future Risks and Food Options

ZSL Symposium 2016 1) The One Health approach to wildlife conservation: case study from Nepal

Wildlife Disease Association Annual Conference Cornell USA 2016 1) Al Franzmann Lecture: Extreme events, indicators of Planetary Health? Saiga antelope of the Central Asian steppe

International Symposium Preventing the dissemination of infectious  animal diseases on climate change

Russian Academy of Sciences Salkhard Yamal Russia 2016 1) Extreme events, indicators of Planetary Health?  Climate change induced bacterial proliferation – is this an emerging problem in the northern hemisphere?

Academy Colloquium One Health Approach to Infectious Diseases Netherlands Centre for One Health Amsterdam 2017 1) Take a family of viruses….take a family of bacteria where will the Anthropocene take them? Reflections on the macro-micro-organism interface

17° Congresso Brasileiro de Primatologia, Sociedade Brasileira Primatologia, Brazil 2017 1) Ecology of Health – a primate perspective

7th Congress of European Microbiologists FEMS 2017 1) Finding the Balance:Convergence in Health Disciplines

Regional Workshop on the linkages between Biodiversity and Health in the European Region CBD and WHO 2017 1) One Health perspectives on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases

9th International Sheep Veterinary Conference  Harrogate Yorkshire 2017 Epidemiology? PPR control or eradication?

TAWIRI Conference Arusha Tanzania 2017 1) How can we best increase wildlife health professional capacity? A lens on East Africa. 2) Improved understanding of the epidemiology of peste-des-petits ruminants

Joint Meeting Wildlife Disease Association 66th Annual Conference with WDALA and KALANKAAB Chiapas Mexico 2017 1) PPR in Saiga Antelope Altai Mongolia


Extensive ad hoc lecturing and experiential training in the African and Asian contexts, lecturing on the RVC/LSHTM One Health course on: principles of One Health, disease ecology, macrodrivers of emerging disease, socioecology, syndemics and resilience;  RVC/ZSL Master course on: sustainable use of wildlife, anaesthesia of ungulates and carnivores, epidemiology of infection in wild artiodactyls. Provides Bachelor (Science and Veterinary Medicine) course lectures on wildlife health, disease and pathology, zoonoses, and global health and drivers (especially agricultural) of disease emergence.

Extensive experience in clinical zoological and widllife medicine but currently not undertaking any clinical duties.

Richard is an adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton USA; founding member of the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre Research Node  FoodLife: health, livelihoods, security, environment and co-chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Wildlife Health Specialist Group leading a membership of some 400+ wildlife health and conservation experts, a professional voluntary expert network focused on wildlife health in relation to the conservation of biodiversity. This group is mandated under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN to promote wildife and wildlife health aspects of the Global One Health Initiative currently partnered by UN FAO, WHO and OIE. Completed jointly with colleagues a wildlife disease risk analysis guideline and manual now published by OIE/IUCN. Contributed to a number of policy initiatives and expert consultations including at Chatham House where he is a research fellow on subjects pertinent to the Global Health Security Agenda, through IUCN on CITES regulations and movements of pathological samples, use of vaccines in wildlife, with FAO OIE on PPR research and elimination strategies, with UNEP on publication of GEO6, and on joint European programmes on One Health notably NEOH and IBPES.

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