In this blog Lucy Cornwell, from the APHA Non-Native Species secretariat, explains about the impact of non-native invasive plant species, the importance of gardening choices to avoid introducing them and actions to address any problem areas.
Upon confirmation of the presence of avian influenza in the UK, APHA immediately mobilised the National Emergency Epidemiology Group (NEEG). But what is the role of this group and why is it so important? In this blog, we hear from Dr Vicky Kalogeropoulou, Senior Scientific Project Manager and member of the NEEG as she explains more.
In this blog Yvonne Spencer, APHA Director of Science Transformation, explains how APHA and other organisations are involved in tackling invasive, non-native species through campaigns and volunteering action groups.
This month is National Pet Month, promoting responsible pet ownership and awareness of the mutual benefit of living with pets. In this blog, Gillian Diesel, Veterinary Lead for the Small Animal Species Expert Group, talks about her role in setting up this new expert group at APHA and how pets have been important in her own life.
Although human malaria is no longer present in the UK, it is still prevalent in many tropical regions of the world. In this blog, APHA’s Dr Nick Johnson, whose research focuses on mosquito- and tick-borne diseases, provides a brief overview of malaria and how APHA plays a role in detecting the malaria parasite.
APHA participates in science programmes to benefit UK science, which enables young scientists to develop their scientific expertise and careers, with a One Health agenda, at our world-renowned laboratory facilities in Surrey and sometimes with our partners abroad. Hear about the experiences of one such scientist, Taylor Hanford, as he embarked on a PhD project taking him from our headquarters in Surrey to Brittany, France.
Hear from APHA’s new Director of Science and Transformation, Dr Jenny Stewart, as she talks about plans to redevelop the Weybridge site to enhance its capability and reputation as a world-class science centre to support APHA’s mission to safeguard animal health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.
Whilst the current avian influenza outbreaks make all the headlines, let us turn our attention to a disease that hardly anyone expected anymore: bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Learn more about the important scientific work being carried out by our female scientists in the current avian influenza outbreak in this blog and accompanying video.
Veterinary Investigation Officer Leanne Forde wanted to be a vet since she was a little girl. Find out how she went from living the James Herriot lifestyle in farm animal practice to starting an interesting career as a government vet.
Marking this year’s Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, APHA’s Sarah Beatham describes her work, now entering its 4th year of research on developing an oral contraceptive for grey squirrels whilst protecting our native red squirrels and other mammals from eating it.