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Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover is currently the Acting Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the School of Animal and Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga. Her main interests and current research focus on biosecurity risks 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. Currently was the Leader of the Livestock Systems Research Pathway of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation from March 2017 to September 2018, when she started as Acting Director of the Centre. At SAVS, Marta was the Higher Degree by Research coordinator from 2014 to 2018 and chair of the SAVS Research Committee in 2018. Since completing her PhD, Professor Hernandez-Jover has published over 55 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Education/Academic qualification

Learning and Teaching, Graduate Certificate, Charles Sturt University

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

Veterinary Epidemiology, Doctorate of Philosophy, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Science, Master, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Veterinary Science, Bachelor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

External positions

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

05 Jul 2018 → …

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Research Output 2005 2020

Foot-and-Mouth Disease
foot-and-mouth disease
Animal Diseases
Disease Outbreaks
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Practice Management
animal health
2 Citations (Scopus)
passive immunity
Passive Immunization
dairy calves
nematode control
gastrointestinal nematodes

Bovine brucellosis in Pakistan; an analysis of engagement with risk factors in smallholder farmer settings

Arif, S., Thomson, P. C., Hernandez-Jover, M., McGill, D. M., Warriach, H. M., Hayat, K. & Heller, J., 06 Aug 2019, In : Veterinary Medicine and Science. 5, 3, p. 390-401 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Bovine Brucellosis
Practice Management


Activities 2017 2018

  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

European Symposium of Porcine Health Management

Marta Hernandez-Jover (Speaker)
09 May 201811 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

Frontiers in Veterinary Science (Journal)

Marta Hernandez-Jover (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial responsibility

3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance

Marta Hernandez-Jover (Participant)
30 Apr 201704 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry

Press / Media

Internship program to beefup students industry experience

Marta Hernandez-Jover


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Can I see your licence to farm?

Marta Hernandez-Jover


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Biosecurity, ASF and large litters: ESPHM review

Marta Hernandez-Jover


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media