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How Healthy is our Food System? The Need for a One Health Approach

Jonathon Rushton

Ian Beveridge Lecture Series

Duration: 1:16:33

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Topic/s: one health, disease, nutrition

Ian Beveridge Lecture 2015

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.


PhD, MAgSci, MA

Professor Jonathan Rushton is currently the professor in animal health economics at the Royal Veterinary College, holds the Norbrook endowed chair on veterinary business management, is a member of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health and has been part of their management committee, too. He has recently become adjunct professor in the School of Behavioural, Cognitive & Social Sciences of the University of New England, Australia.

His principal research interests include disease impact assessment, the use of food systems analysis to understand One Health problems and the economic analysis of health interventions. He works on livestock development, animal diseases and One Health issues in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge inclusive collaborations between physicians, veterinarians and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines. It's a transdisciplinary way of thinking, used by those working towards a common goal of optimising human and animal health globally.