Sarah Stewart, Science Stakeholder Engagement and Events Manager at APHA describes how she is building our APHA Science STEM Ambassador Group, recent events we have attended and how you can invite an ambassador to your event.
Science Capability in Animal Health Programme
With climate change impacting mosquito populations in the UK and Europe attention is turning to the increased risk of new diseases becoming established in our mosquito populations. APHA’s Vector-Borne Diseases Workgroup Head, Nick Johnson, and Dr Karen Mansfield, Dr Estela Gonzalez-Fernandez, Sanam Sewgobind and Insiyah Parekh from the Arbovirus Research Team reveal more.
In this blog to mark International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, we hear from Jenn Harris as she talks about her journey to a career in construction and engineering and why the Science Capability in Animal Health (SCAH) programme has given her the perfect opportunity to combine her love of science and engineering.
Improving diversity in construction is at the heart of a major government infrastructure project to redevelop the UK’s primary capability for animal health science at Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) in Weybridge.
In this blog, we look at how some of the key areas of APHA’s animal health science continue to have an immediate impact for UK farming and trade, whilst developments take place on the Weybridge site, and how a ‘One health’ approach places the Weybridge campus as a vital part of the overall system that protects public health.
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.
The government recently confirmed investment of £1.4bn over the next 10 years to redevelop the specialist research and laboratory facilities at our Weybridge site. Find out how this money will be used and what this means for APHA.