Using a One Health approach to control food and water borne pathogens
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
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.
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!
Emeritus Professor William Ian Beveridge was an alumnus of the University of Sydney, graduating in 1931. He began his research career at McMaster Laboratory, CSIR, shortly afterwards supervised by Professor R H Carne. Remarkably, within a few years he had found the bacterium responsible for footrot of sheep and set the principles for its control and eradication. He was later awarded a DVSc for this research. During World War II he worked on influenza and other diseases at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne. In 1947 he became Professor of Animal Pathology at Cambridge and there and later in the WHO, developed and promoted the concept of “comparative (one) medicine”. In 1972 Professor Beveridge published a book, Frontiers in Comparative Medicine, outlining his views in this area of “one medicine”.