Assessment of Knowledge Sources in Animal Disease Control

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Award: RES-229-25-0015
Policy and Practice Note
Project website
PI: Brian Wynne and Louise Heathwaite, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Dates: 30/06/2008 - 29/06/2011
 
Containment is a controversial issue in animal disease outbreaks. Strategies often come under the spotlight, particularly when human health may be at risk or when animal and farm welfare issues are promoted in the media. This project is building more integrated strategies of containment by bringing together expertise in public health, sociology, microbiology, epidemiology and veterinary science, environmental science, human geography and medical statistics.

Data created

Stakeholder interviews on animal disease management
In-depth interviews with industry and state policy stakeholders across strategic, tactical and operational levels of disease containment. Three contrasting disease areas were considered: Foot and Mouth disease (FMD), Cryptosporidium and Avian Influenza. After a framework for assessing animal disease management was developed, that encompasses the alleviation stage of disease containment, as well as prevention, anticipation and post-outbreak recovery stages at a number of policy levels; interviews identified important emerging cross-disease themes of uncertainty, encompassing issues such biosecurity, trade and communication.

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 20 individual stakeholders and 3 focus groups
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed
Focus group workshops with stakeholders
Disease-specific workshops to explore further aspects of uncertainty in the management of that particular pathogen with specialists. Workshop participants were categorised into three general groups at each disease workshop to represent the views of industry, policy and research. The groups reflected how the disease management themes identified from initial research related to their own specific roles and experiences with respect to that particular disease. Tthe relative importance of each of the themes and the likelihood of its occurring were discussed.

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 3 focus groups
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed

Publications and outputs

Workshop (3)
Policy and disease containment strategies in foot and mouth disease : living with uncertainty
Zoe Austin; Sophia Latham
09/07/2012

Policy and disease containment strategies in Cryptosporidium : living with uncertainty
Zoe Austin; Sophia Latham
09/07/2012

Policy and disease containment strategies in Avian influenza : living with uncertainty
Zoe Austin; Sophia Latham
09/07/2012

Report (5)
Lost in translation
Ruth Alcock; Rob Christley; Brian Wynne; Jonathan Wastling; Sophia Latham; Phil Haygarth; Zoe Austin; Louise Heathwaite; Maggie Mort; Rob Fish; Roger Pickup
15/05/2012

Lost in translation : assessing knowledge sources, exchange and effectiveness in animal disease control
Zoe Austin; Louise Heathwaite; Maggie Mort; Jonathan Wastling; Robert Christley; David Oliver; William Medd; Robert Fish; Sophia Latham; Brian Wynne; Philip Haygarth; Roger Pickup
22/05/2012

Animal disease research misses the human perspective say scientists
Louise Heathwaite; Jonathan Wastling
09/07/2012

Lost in Translation: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Knowledge Exchange and Effectiveness in Animal
Brian Wynne; M Mort; R Christley; R Pickup; J Wastling; W Medd; AL Heathwaite
20/03/2014

Lost in Translation: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Knowledge Exchange and Effectiveness in Animal
Brian Wynne; W Medd; R Christley; J Wastling; M Mort; R Pickup; AL Heathwaite
20/03/2014

Article (2)
Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: an interdisciplinary framework for analysis
Robert Fish; Brian Wynne; Roger Pickup; David Oliver; Robert Christley; Philip Haygarth; Jonathan Wastling; Louise Heathwaite; Sophia Latham; Maggie Mort; William Medd; Zoe Austin
02/02/2012

Policy, practice and decision making for zoonotic disease management: Water and Cryptosporidium
Zoe Austin; Ruth Alcock; Jonathan Wastling; Louise Heathwaite; Brian Wynne; Philip Haygarth; Robert Christley; Sophia Latham; Roger Pickup; David Oliver; Maggie Mort
02/02/2012