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Louise Whatford

  • RVC

Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Louise has just completed a PhD in epidemiology and microbiology at the University of Warwick that was interested in increasing our understanding of mastitis in sheep and developing strategies for its control.

Email address: lwhatford@rvc.ac.uk

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Bio

Louise is interested in agriculture, livestock health and welfare and interdisciplinary approaches to tackle questions. In particular linking animal welfare to sustainable food systems. She completed a PhD in epidemiology and microbiology at the University of Warwick in 2019 that was interested in increasing our understanding of mastitis in sheep and developing strategies for its control and is currently working as a post-doc at the Royal Veterinary College on a project that is investigating sustainable and healthy beef and sheep food systems in Great Britain. The outcome of this interdisciplinary and systems thinking project, they hope, will aid in identifying more sustainable British beef and sheep production and marketing systems in a changing environment. She is also involved in the IFSTAL programme acting as joint education coordinator for LCIRAH. IFSTAL is a programme that equips participants to understand more about food systems and tackling questions using systems thinking. It is a pioneering learning community that strives to create transformation in the food system.

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