Exploring the use of interdisciplinary approaches: LCIRAH and RVC

Date and Time

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 13:00 to 16:00


An LCIRAH workshop to exploit opportunities and synergies related to ongoing projects at the Royal Veterinary College

Venue: London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD, upper meeting room.

RSVP: Dr. Pablo Alarcon (palarcon@rvc.ac.uk)

Date and Time: Dec 3, 2012 13:00-16:00


This workshop has two aims:

  • To present and raise awareness of RVC/LCIRAH projects that are using interdisciplinary approaches to better understand the relationship between people, food systems and risk of zoonotic and foodborne diseases in developing countries. The nature of these projects provides the basis for collaboration with researchers across multiple disciplines.
  • To explore potential synergies and opportunities for collaboration between LCIRAH members, RVC and other researchers



Part one – Presentation of projects

 13.00                       Coffee and introduction of participants

13.10                      Overview of RVC projects.  Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Rushton (Royal Veterinary College)

13.25                                         Rapid Assessment of potential benefits to human health and nutrition from research on livestock and fish market chains in Asia and Africa. Speaker: Dr. Barbara Häsler (LCIRAH post-doctoral research fellow)

13.40                                         Epidemiology, Ecology and Socio-Economics of Disease Emergence in Nairobi. Speaker: Dr. Pablo Alarcon (Post-doctoral research fellow in food systems – Royal Veterinary College)


13.55                      Source attribution of campylobacter contamination in the poultry value chains of the UK and Kenya. Speaker: Mr. Vicente Lopez Chavarrias (PhD student – Royal Veterinary College)

14.10                      Coffee break

Part two – Discussion

14.25                      Group(s) discussions to consider opportunities for LCIRAH collaborations related to the presented projects and suggest next steps

15.30                      Definition of action points, wrap up and conclusion Facilitated by Jonathan

16.00                      End of Workshop