Risk Assessment of Emerging and Zoonotic Threats

Risk AssessmentThe overall aim of this theme is to provide robust evidence, and systems for obtaining that evidence, to enable PHE to assess and respond rapidly to risks from new and emerging infections, in particular zoonotics. This will involve an interdisciplinary approach and the development of a flexible and active network of researchers and policy makers to build a platform for proactive and reactive responses to novel threats.

  The longer-term objectives are to:

  1. Develop mathematical models that allow rapid evaluation of the zoonotic potential of emerging infections and biological threats.
  2. Mitigate the risks of rodent and bat-borne zoonotic infection through community awareness.

 Theme Leaders

Alan Radford 2

 

Dr Alan Radford

Reader

Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

David Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor David Brown

Public Health England

 

 

 

Dilys Morgan

 

Professor Dilys Morgan MBE

Head of the Department of Gastrointestinal, Emerging and Zoonotic Infections

Public Health England