Combining Metrics for One Health
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:
- UQ’s School of Veterinary Science
- Centre for Research Excellence in One Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
- Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services
- Fiji National University
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 interface, and 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.
- view the course, One Health: Diseases at the human-animal interface (PUBH7031)
- read a UQ news article about the book, One health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches
- borrow the book from UQ library
- check the events calendar for short courses
Image: Noah's Ark By Edward Hicks, 1846, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons