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Dr Georgette Kluiters BSc Hons VetSci. MSc. PhD.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Epidemiology and Population Health

Biography

Personal Statement

Georgette graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Science, and again in 2008 with an MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals.

A strong interest in disease control led Georgette to work at the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Berne, Switzerland, where her task was to investigate the spatial distribution of cases of and surveillance undertaken for bluetongue within Switzerland.

In September 2008, Georgette joined the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, as a RA where she was involved in the development and day-to-day running of the first nationwide surveillance scheme for a for Equine Grass Sickness in the UK, fully funded by The Horse Trust.

Georgette joined the Lucinda (Liverpool University Climate and Infectious Diseases of Animals) Group in 1999 as a PhD student, under the supervision of Professor Matthew Baylis and Dr Jon Read. She completed her PhD on 'Determining and Modelling the Bluetongue Vector Landscape' in 2013.

In April 2013, Georgette was employed as the PDRA on a 4 year BBSRC-funded project entitled 'Improving projections for the future of bluetongue and its vectors under scenarios of climate and environmental change' (PI Prof M Baylis & Dr. A Morse). Here, Georgette leads on the field and laboratory aspects of the project, devising and undertaking field-trapping of bluetongue vectors, as well as establishing species-level and blood-meal PCR techniques at the University.

Personal Distinctions

  • Allan Downie Prize (Prize, University of Liverpool 2013)
  • BBSRC Policy Placement (Competitive Fellowship, BBSRC 2012)
  • Best Poster Presentation (Prize, PRISM 2009)

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