This study will use qualitative research methods including semi-structured interviews and focus groups to explore the thoughts, opinions and experiences of both farmers and veterinary surgeons concerning the UK scanning surveillance system.
Cross-university, interdisciplinary food systems training to improve food security and environmental outcomes.
A study of wild boar in the Forest of Dean to assess the potential role of wild boar in future disease outbreaks.
Investigation of the relationship between livestock value chains and nutritional status of women and children: a pilot study in Kenya
People: Barbara Haesler
We are investigating the relationship between consumers’ access to and use of different food sources and their nutritional status, specifically in low-income households in Nairobi, Kenya.
Knowledge exchange through a Bedouin lens: a photovoice exploration of camel owner perceptions of zoonotic disease risk
This project is a pre-study for the MRC-funded project on MERS-CoV seroprevalence in Bedouin camel populations led by RVC with collaboration from LSHTM and Yarmouk University to start in January 2021.
Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and zoonoses in China and the EU.
Modelling exposure to biological hazards in the dairy chains of Andhra Pradesh to inform food safety policy
The dairy industry in Andhra Pradesh is intensifying and its output increasing to satisfy the growing demand for milk and dairy products, but this expansion has taken place without food safety challenges being fully addressed. This project combines microbiological surveys of milk and dairy products, probabilistic modelling of the likely impact of control strategies and strong stakeholder engagement including participatory model building to explore the broad implications of milk hygiene policies and identify gender based constraints.
Nature versus nurture: modelling environmental and genetic contributions to risk of racecourse injury in UK Thoroughbreds
People: Kristien Verheyen
This three year study is a collaboration between the Royal Veterinary College and the British Horseracing Authority and is funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
NEAT: Networking to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making in Europe and beyond
NEAT aims to ensure efficient allocation of resources at all levels of animal health work and for this to lead to better animal health and welfare with strong societal benefits.
The Network for Evaluation of One Health brings together international experts interested and experienced in One Health to promote standardised and comparable evaluations of One Health initiatives and to inform decision-making and resource allocation.