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Nigel is Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre, Director of the Infectious Disease Research Centre, and Executive Director of the Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health laboratory in the Hopkirk Research Institute. He was recently elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Nigel is also an Associate member of the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Studies. He is Visiting Professor at the Universities of Liverpool and Surrey, UK, an Honorary Professor at the University of Otago, a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health and a Fellow of Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Nigel is a graduate of the University of Bristol UK (BVSc and MRCVS in 1987 and PhD in 1993), University of London UK (MSc in Epidemiology, 1993). He was lecturer in Epidemiology (University of Liverpool), lecturer in Farm Animal Studies (University of Bristol) and Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology (University of Bristol). He was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship in 1999 and a Personal Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology, University of Liverpool, in 2002. Prior to joining Massey, he was Head of the Defra Epidemiology Fellowship Unit.
His main research interests are: Molecular epidemiology, pathogen evolution, ecosystem health, food and environmental pathogens, particularly Campylobacter, E. coli, Cryptosporidium and Salmonella.
Roles and Responsibilities
Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Massey University.
Establishemnt Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre
Executive Director, Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory (mEpiLab), Massey University.
Director, Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University.
Visiting Professor and Honorary Research Fellow, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool,UK.
Visiting Professor, University of Surrey, UK
Honorary Professor, University of Otago, NZ
Nigel is Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at Massey University, New Zealand. He is Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre, Director of the Infectious Disease Research Centre and Executive Director of the Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health laboratory, specializing in molecular epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases. Nigel has worked on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of national and global importance. His most notable contribution was providing crucial scientific evidence on the source of food-borne infections which underpinned the development of improved strategies for control of these pathogens.
Molecular epidemiology, genomic epidemiology, pathogen genomics, food safety, risk assessment and the control of infectious diseases
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Biological Sciences (060000): Evolutionary Biology (060300):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical Microbiology (110800):
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309):
Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Veterinary Epidemiology (070704): Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology) (070707): Veterinary Parasitology (070708): Veterinary Sciences (070700)
Veterinary Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Genomic Epidemiology, Pathogen Evolution, Public Health, Food Safety, Biosecurity, Pathogen Genomics,
Project Title: NSC - Project 2.1 - Biosecurity network interventions (NZ Biological Heritage National Science Challenge)
Date Range: 2015 - 2019
Funding Body: Lincoln University
Project Title: Contamination in Slaughter Cattle
Date Range: 2009 - 2013
Funding Body: Use MAF -- New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Project Title: Cows, starlings and Campylobacter in New Zealand: unifying phylogeny, genealogy and epidemiology to gain insight into pathogen evolution
Date Range: 2009 - 2012
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full
Project Title: Epidemiological Mathematical Modelling
Date Range: 2006 - 2009
Funding Body: Veterinary Laboratories Agency