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Dr Lisa Boden

Senior Lecturer (Population Medicine & Animal Health Policy)

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Laws, University of Edinburgh
Doctor in Philosophy, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , University of Glasgow

Professional Qualifications

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (sub-specialty Population Medicine, DipECVPH
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, MRCVS
Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology Chapter), MANZCVS
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons specialist in Veterinary Public Health, RCVS specialist


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.  


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