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Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover is a Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga. Her main interests and current research focus on biosecurity, animal health surveillance and risk analysis methods applied to infectious animal diseases and public health. Marta graduated in 2000 from the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in Spain, where she also completed her PhD on livestock traceability in 2006. In 2006, Marta joined the University of Sydney as an Epidemiology research fellow working on traceability, biosecurity, disease surveillance and risk analysis. Marta started at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at CSU in 2012, where she teaches epidemiology, public health and food safety to veterinary students. She has led and contributed to research on biosecurity and disease surveillance among livestock producers in Australia, investigating implementation of and drivers for engagement with biosecurity and animal health management practices. She was the Acting Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation from October 2018 to November 2019 and the SAEVS Associate Head Resarch in 2021-2022. Since completing her PhD, Professor Hernandez-Jover has published over 95 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has attracted over $4M research funds since starting at CSU. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Education/Academic qualification

Learning and Teaching, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 22 Dec 2016

Veterinary Public Health, Masters of Veterinary Public Health and Management, The University of Sydney

Award Date: 21 Dec 2015

Veterinary Epidemiology, Doctorate of Philosophy, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Award Date: 08 May 2006

Science, Master, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Award Date: 12 Jul 2002

Veterinary Science, Bachelor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Award Date: 21 Jul 2000

External positions

President, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists - Epidemiology Chapter

05 Jul 201804 Jul 2019


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