The Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) programme will “measure to improve” animal health at a local, national and global level.

Our livestock keepers, consumers and the environment need:

  • Investment plans for animal health systems
  • Allocation of resources to manage animal health problems 
  • Evaluation of animal health investments


Jonathan Rushton
Programme Director, University of Liverpool


Theresa Bernardo
Informatics Theme Lead, University of Guelph
Mieghan Bruce
Animal Health Ontology Theme Lead, Murdoch University
Brecht Devleesschauwer
Human Health Theme Lead, Sciensano
William Gilbert
Senior Analyst, University of Liverpool
Delia Grace
Disease Prioritisation Theme Lead, ILRI
Mario Herrero
Populations and Production Systems, Cornell University
Theodore Knight-Jones
Ethiopia Case Study Lead, ILRI
Thomas Marsh
Wider Economic Impacts Theme Lead, Washington State University
Dianne Mayberry
Populations and Production Systems and Indonesia Case Study Lead, CSIRO
Dustin Pendell
Wider Economic Impacts Theme, Kansas State University Lead
David Pigott
Human Health Theme Lead, IHME
Jaime Romero
Engagement Theme Lead, IICA
Deborah Stacey
Informatics Theme Lead, University of Guelph
Paul Torgerson
Production Loss & Expenditure Theme Lead, University of Zurich
Kevin Watkins
Engagement Theme Lead, FoodFirst LLC


Ben Huntington
Programme Manager, University of Liverpool
Edna Massay Kallon
Technical Lead, WOAH
Hannah Davies
Project Manager, University of Liverpool
Mike Cooper
Project Administrator, University of Liverpool


Kebede Amenu
Disease Prioritisation Post-Doctoral Researcher, ILRI
Sara Babo Martins
Fleming Fund Analyst, University of Liverpool
Gemma Chaters
Analyst, University of Liverpool
Helen Clough
Senior Statistician, University of Liverpool
Tarni Cooper
Indonesia Case Study Research Assistant, Griffith University
Alexis Delabouglise
Production Loss and Expenditure Researcher and Senegal Case Study Lead, CIRAD
Carlotta Di Bari
Human Health Research Assistant, Sciensano
Christina Fastl
Human Health Research Assistant, Sciensano
Renata Fernandes Santos
Animal Health Ontology Research Assistant, Murdoch University
Carlos Fischer
Cornell University
Vivek Kapur
Engagement Theme Lead, Penn State University
Stephen Kwok
Animal Health Ontology Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch University
Andrew Larkins
Animal Health Ontology Research Assistant, Murdoch University
Yin Li
Populations and Production Systems Research Scientist, CSIRO
Le Nguyen
Informatics Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Guelph
Hanan Omar
Animal Health Ontology Research Assistant, Murdoch University
Marisa Peyre
Engagement Theme Lead, CIRAD
Cassandre Pyne
Informatics Research Associate, University of Guelph
Philip Rasmussen
Assistant Professor of Animal Health Eonomics, University of Copenhagen
Kassy Raymond
Informatics Technical Manager, University of Guelph
Golam Saroare Shakil
Wider Impact Economy Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Washington State University
Peggy Schrobback
Populations and Production Systems Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Kurtis Sobkowich
Informatics Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Guelph
Kieran Simpkins
One Food Research Assistant, University of Liverpool
Dominic Smith
Indonesia Case Study Researcher, Griffith University
João Sucena Afonso
Roadmap and Decide Analyst, University of Liverpool
Wudu Temesgen
Ethiopia Case Study Associate Professor, ILRI
Narmada Venkateswaran
Human Health Post-Doctoral Researcher, IHME


Zosimo G Battad II
Quality Assessment of Milk/Hygienic Milk Practices of Nueva Ecija Philippines PhD, University of Liverpool/Central Luzon State University
Girma Birhan Asteraye
The Burden of Animal Disease in Working Equids in Ethiopia PhD, University of Liverpool/ILRI
Dimitrios Dilaveris
Financial impact of Peste des Petits Ruminants in Africa and financial assessment of the control strategies implemented. A regional case study and investment case PhD, University of Liverpool
Mariana Marrana
Sustainable Food Systems PhD, University of Liverpool
Violeta Muñoz Gomez
Production Loss and Expenditure PhD, University of Zurich
Emma-Jane Murray
Burden of Cattle Diseases in Ireland PhD, University College Dublin
Peregrine Rothman-Ostrow
Burden of Zoonoses PhD, University of Liverpool
Takesure Tozooneyi
Wider Economic Impact PhD, Kansas State University


Nicoline de Haan
Arie Hendrik Havelaar
Paul Wood


Eleanor Balchin
Gender Post Doctoral Researcher, The University of Liverpool
Neila Ben Sassi
Informatics Animal welfare Research Associate, University of Guelph
Gabriel Dennis
Populations and Production Systems Research Technician & Data Analyst, CSIRO
Alex Kappes
Wider Economic Impacts, Researcher, Washington State University
K. Marie McIntyre
Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool
Grace Patterson
Informatics Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Guelph
Alex Shaw
Production Loss and Expenditure Co-Lead
James Taylor
Analyst, University of Liverpool