Dr Camille Bellet DVetMed, MPH, PhD

Post-doctoral research associate Epidemiology and Population Health


Personal Statement

I am a veterinarian epidemiologist specialised in animal farming and public health. After graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Paris, 2004-2009), I have developed an interest in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, public health and policy (MPH, Pasteur Institute and French National Institute for Science Technology and Management, 2010-2011). During this time, I conducted a six-month project in Cambodia in collaboration with the Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD, Montpellier), focusing on small-holders in the bovine sector and the prevention and control of foot-and-mouth disease. After completing my master studies, I joined the French Food Safety Agency (ANSES) in Paris as a project manager to coordinate a two-year EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) project on animal health and welfare risk assessment. Subsequently, I joined the Food General Directorate (DGAL) of the French Ministry of Agriculture to work with the European Commission on the modernisation of the French poultry meat inspection.

In 2013, I was awarded a three-year grant by the EU Vice Chancellor Scholarship for Research Excellence to undertake my doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham. My PhD focused on the prevalence, risk factors, attitudes and impacts associated with chronic helminthiases in cattle in England and Wales. This multidisciplinary project considered both the epidemiology of worm infections and broader societal and cultural factors to offer a comprehensive analysis of how the system of cattle worm control operates in the UK. The research draw on epidemiology, statistical modelling and on different areas of the social sciences, especially epistemology, sociology and the governance of farmed animal health.

I completed my PhD in April 2017 and am currently a research fellow at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. My research is in the area of critical animal studies, food studies, science and technology studies, research and health policy. I have an interest in various topics related to the philosophy and sociology of health sciences, particularly around farmed animals and food, politics, human-nonhuman relations and naturecultures.

Prizes or Honours

  • Financial support to attend a conference (1200 euros) (SAPHIR young scientist program (H2020 project), 2018)