On the 22 June Defra published the refreshed Defra Group Research and Innovation Interests document with input from APHA and other Defra Group Public Sector Research Establishments. Learn more about this key document and APHA’s involvement.
Heather O’Sullivan is the Strategy, Communications and Engagement Lead as well as Business Manager within the Science Directorate at the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Heather’s main areas of responsibility include: leading on content for the APHA Science blog site including chairing the blog editorial panel, Science Directorate monthly local staff brief and Science Newsletter; secretariat for the Science Strategy Group, member of Voice of Improvement, Culture and Engagement (VOICE) and Business Manager for the Science Strategy and Planning Department (SSP). Heather also sits on the Social Media Task Group and is a member of the Admin Safety, Health and Wellbeing Improvement Working Group.
It has been another busy year for the APHA Science blog. 130+ blogs later and we now find ourselves celebrating five years of posting blogs that highlight the breadth of our science and showcase the depth of our scientific expertise.
Our refreshed five-year science strategy is available to view on our APHA GOV.UK pages. Read on for a summary of the strategy and links to the published document.
No matter what the weather has in store for them, Plant Health and Seed Inspectors Laura Chapman and Natalie Vallone have an important job to do. Learn about their roles in our second and final blog to mark Plant Health Week 2020.
Put your veterinary skills and pathology experience to work in an interesting and influential role. You will be underpinning the crucial work of a dedicated agency that is tackling disease and ensuring the health of animals throughout the UK.
Learn about the pre-election period and how it will impact upon our blogging activity.
18 April 2019 marks the third birthday of the APHA Science blog and what an interesting three years we’ve had!
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