New PhD post for the SAVSNET Project
A PhD Studentship has been awarded to the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network as part of Liverpool University’s contribution to HeRC North, one of four Medical Research Council-led eHealth Research Centres across the United Kingdom. The PhD, awarded to Dr Jenny Newman, aims to develop techniques to classify veterinary consultations by analysing free-text recorded by veterinarians in clinical notes, and commences April 2014. Her main supervisors will be Dr Phil Jones and Dr Goran Nenedic.
Jenny began her career in human medicine, graduating from Liverpool University in 2002. In 2008, she decided to combine her interest in animal health and welfare with her medical background and joined the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Liverpool. She has worked on a number of projects, including studying antibiotic prescribing practices among veterinary surgeons, risk factors for dog aggression and identifying research priorities for the neglected zoonoses. Jenny is also passionate about teaching and helping students develop their own learning strategies. “I am really excited about starting this PhD” she says, “and I am really looking forward to working with the SAVSNET team and the University of Manchester to develop tools for real time disease surveillance”.