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Using a One Health approach to control food and water borne pathogens

Nigel French

Ian Beveridge Lecture Series

Duration: 54:11

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Topic/s: one health

Despite major gains in public health, food and water borne pathogens are still major contributors to the global burden of disease.

Such diseases are highly preventable, particularly if the sources of infection are known. Many food and water borne pathogens are carried by animals, so techniques that identify transmission pathways help guide public health decision-making. 

Distinguished Professor Nigel French will show how a One Health approach can help determine the sources of infections and help to reduce the burden of disease.

This memorial lecture commemorates the work of Ian Beveridge, whose pioneering in the area of 'one medicine' foresaw an entirely new kind of interdisciplinary research.

Presenter/s

BVSc, MSc(Epid), DLSHTM, DipECVPH, MNZIFST, MRCVS, PhD, FANZCVS, FRSNZ


Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at Massey University
Director of the NZ Food Safety Science and Research Centre
Co-Director of One Health Aotearoa

Nigel is a Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at Massey University, Director of the NZ Food Safety Science and Research Centre and Co-Director of One Health Aotearoa. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to public health. He graduated as a veterinarian (University of Bristol, UK) and was awarded a Masters in Epidemiology from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the application of molecular tools and modelling for the control of food and water borne pathogens.