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Professor Alasdair Cook

Alasdair “Alex” Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist with more than 25 years' national and international experience in livestock animal health in government, academic and development environments. He joined Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2013, having previously worked for the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), where he was a senior member of staff engaged in leading research and surveillance programmes as well as part of the senior management team formulating strategy and implementing change.

Alex's research interests are primarily in the epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases, especially food-borne zoonoses. He also has a strong interest in surveillance and the impact of endemic disease on farm animal welfare and productivity.