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Dr Dragan Antic DVM, MSc, PhD, FHEA, DipECVPH

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health Livestock & One Health


Personal Statement

Dr Dragan Antic is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool. He is a veterinarian by training with a background in food safety, and Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Public Health (subspecialty Food Science) where he serves in the Education Committee. His main research interests are in policy-led food science and food microbiology topics, mainly in understanding the epidemiology of main foodborne pathogens (VTEC, Campylobacter, Yersinia and ESBL-producing E. coli) and developing interventions to control them in meat chain.

His expertise in food science and food microbiology is utilised in many international collaborations, most recently in developing the framework for the risk-based meat safety assurance system, where official meat inspection is incorporated with producers’ food safety management systems into a coherent whole. He has published in excess of 20 papers in a wide range of veterinary and food science peer reviewed journals as well as many other publications. Dr Antic is a Member of Food Standards Agency’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF).

Keywords: veterinary public health, food safety, food microbiology, foodborne pathogens, meat safety assurance systems