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Dr Rob Christley BVSc DipVetClinStud MVetClinStud MANZCVS DipECVPH (PM) PhD MRCSV

Reader in Epidemiology Epidemiology and Population Health

Biography

Personal Statement

I graduated in Veterinary Science (Sydney) in 1991 and subsequently completed a Diploma and Masters in Clinical Studies before going on to a PhD in epidemiology. This was interspersed with periods in practice, both in Australia and the UK.

I am currently head of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health in the Institute of Infection & Global Health and co-lead the Epidemiological Approaches Theme in the Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections. I am also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.

Personal Distinctions

  • Invited presentation: Revealing the hidden structure of farming (Invitation to Speak, University of Sydney 2010)
  • Invited presentation: The challenge of zoonoses (Keynote Speech, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust 2010)
  • Keynote presentation: The challenge of zoonoses (Keynote Speech, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Annual Scientific Meeting 2010)
  • Diagnostic Tests; what the mean to me (Invitation to Speak, BSAVA 2008)
  • Network analysis (Keynote Speech, EU-US Safefood meeting 2007)
  • Keynote presentation: Innovative modeling approaches (Keynote Speech, Food Safety Reasearch & Response NEtwork (USA) and MED/VET/NET (EU) 2007)
  • Invited presentation: Contact network structure and risk of infection (Invitation to Speak, International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 2006)
  • Invited presentation: Risk factors for emerging infectious diseases (Invitation to Speak, EU Standing Committee on Agricultural Research 2006)
  • Risk factors for emerging infectious diseases (Invitation to Speak, EU Standing Committee on Agricultural Research 2006)
  • Invited presentation: Affections respiratoires profondes et contre-performance (Invitation to Speak, French Association of Equine Practitioners Congress 2004)
  • Invited presentation: Contact Structures and Network Theory (Invitation to Speak, Centre for Comparative Infectious Diseases 2004)
  • Invited presentation: Design and analysis of case-based studies (Invitation to Speak, British Equine Veterinary Association 2002)
  • Invited presentation: Inflammatory airway disease in young racehorses and comparison with RAO (British Equine Veterinary Association 2000)
  • Churchill Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Churchill Trust 1995)

Administrative Roles

  • • Deputy head of the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
  • • Lead of the Population, Society and Health Research Theme
  • • Statistical Editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal

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