Pablo Alarcon Lopez

Pablo is a lecturer in animal health economics at the Royal Veterinary College and also a member of the Leverhulme Center of Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) in London. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cordoba, Spain. He later obtained a MSc and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and animal health economics at the RVC.  His interest lies in understanding the economic drivers and factors associated with the emergence, prevention and control of animal diseases and public health risks across the different livestock food systems; in evaluating the economic burden of animal diseases for the different people in the food chain; and in the development of economic decision support tools for disease control. His past work has led him to investigate the impact and efficacy of control measures for Post-weaning Multi-systemic Wasting Syndrome, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome and Schmallenberg. As a post-doctoral research fellow he has investigated the structure, governance and food safety risks practices of the different livestock value chains operating in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2016, he joined the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) as a veterinary epidemiologist, where he provided epidemiological support on the design and analysis of livestock disease surveillance, and for outbreak investigations. In particular, he provided support to the European Union reference laboratory for Avian Influenza and TSEs, and in the development of antimicrobial resistance research projects. In 2017, he started his current position as Lecturer in Animal Health Economics at the RVC.


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