Ian Beveridge Memorial Lecture

2018 - Using a One Health approach to control food and water borne pathogens

Presented by Distinguished Professor Nigel French, 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

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.

Professor Nigel French

Professor Nigel French

Professor Nigel French

Distinguished Professor Nigel French
BVSc MSc(Epid) DipECVPH DLSHTM MNZIFST MRCVS PhD FRSNZ

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.


EVENT DETAILS
When: Thursday 16 August 2018

Time: 5:45pm for 6.00pm - 8.00pm
(Lecture concludes at 7pm, followed by a cocktail reception)

Where: Veterinary Science Conference Centre,Regimental Drive, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, register here!