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Manager, Defra-funded Research and Surveillance Projects
Centre for Epidemiology and Risk Analysis

Lecturer In Epidemiology and Farm Animal Medicine
Royal Veterinary College

Manager, Defra-funded Research and Surveillance Projects
VLA Weybridge


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Dr Alex Cook, Centre for Epidemiology & Risk Analysis, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge

Dr Alex Cook
Alex Cook qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal "Dick" Veterinary College, Edinburgh.He entered mixed practice, working particularly with pigs, and gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Pig Medicine.He gained an ODA award to study for a MSc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh and then worked in the Yemen Arab Republic, Zambia and Mexico for approximately 10 years, during which time he also gained a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.He returned to UK, initially as a lecturer in Epidemiology and Farm Animal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London.He joined VLA Weybridge in 2001 and is currently Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist, responsible for leading the Epidemiology Work Group within the Centre for Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (CERA).The epidemiology work group comprises 24 scientific and support staff, who are responsible for delivering expertise to a broad range of surveillance and research programmes including Food and Environmental Safety, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), Statutory and Exotic Bacteria and Viruses and endemic diseases.Within this, Alex has particular responsibility for foodborne zoonoses surveillance projects within VLA's Food and Environmental Safety programme (funded by Defra) and for leading Defra-funded research and surveillance projects concerned with salmonella in pigs and Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS).He was awarded de facto diplomate status in the European College of Veterinary Public Health (Population Medicine) in 2003.

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