Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Nixon, E. J. (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Description

3 month doctoral internship
I was working with the following teams across DEFRA and APHA:
• International Disease Monitoring and Risk Assessment, Exotics and Risk Team
• Exotic disease policy team
• National Epidemiology Emergency Group
• Veterinary Risk Group
• National Wildlife Management Centre

Work undertaken:
Full literature review of wintering wild birds feeding and roosting habitats
Rapid briefing note for ministers
GIS mapping of disease risk areas
Comments and research for a book chapter
Representation at a modelling workshop in Berlin
Advice on development of a tool used by policy makers

Attendance at the APHA Modelling Symposium and a Royal Society conference "Science for DEFRA: excellence in the application of evidence"
Period4 Jan 201711 Apr 2017
VisitingDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs