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

GBADs will:

  • Provide information for evidence based investment plans for veterinary services – supporting PVS and Gap Analysis
  • Allow allocation of resources to key social, economic and environmental problems – strengthening PVS outcomes
  • Support high quality evaluation of existing animal health investments demonstrating the value of veterinary services


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


Nicoline de Haan
Arie Hendrik Havelaar
Paul Wood