One Health is a new field of research specialisation for our School and responds to a pressing global need to take an interdisciplinary approach to infectious diseases that spread between humans and animals.

The School’s One Health research is led by Associate Professor Simon Reid and brings together various researchers from diverse areas of public health, as well as: 

International collaboration to date includes:

  • working with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STPHI) to produce a new UQ course, One Health: diseases at the Human-Animal interfaceand a textbook, One health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches
  • economic analyses of food-borne trematodes in Laos, Brucellosis in Mongolia and bovine tuberculosis in Asia (economic analyses)
  • a grant awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to create a metrics-based tool that could better measure and communicate the impact of zoonoses.

The team has also: 

  • conducted health economics and policy analysis work for Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, as part of an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research project regarding the management of pig-associated zoonoses in the Lao PDR.
  • conducted regular short training courses on One Health.

Related links

Image: Noah's Ark By Edward Hicks, 1846, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Project members

Associate Professor Simon Reid

Assoc Prof (Global Disease Control)
School of Public Health

Dr Lennert Veerman

Senior Research Fellow
School of Public Health

Associate Professor Peter Hill

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Affiliate Associate Professor
UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health