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Lisa Boden is a UK (RCVS) and European veterinary specialist in veterinary public health & population medicine with a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and a Masters of Laws in medical law and ethics. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, and Deputy Director of EPIC (Scottish Government’s Centre for Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks) which provides policymakers with rapid access to emergency scientific advice and analyses to prepare for and  respond to emergency exotic and novel animal disease outbreaks. 

Her work includes translation and communication of science as effective and ethical evidence for policy, contingency planning and emergency outbreak response and management, risk assessment and communication and horizon scanning and scenario planning work to facilitate strategic thinking about risk and long-term future resilience to disease outbreaks.  


Education/Academic qualification

Medical law and ethics, Master of Laws, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 31 Oct 2015

Epidemiology, Doctor in Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 14 Feb 2006

Veterinary medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland

Award Date: 1 Dec 1999

Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , University of Glasgow


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