Gemma Chaters

Gemma is a vet and epidemiologist and has experience working on livestock movements, social network analysis and zoonotic disease transmission in Tanzania. She is interested in the impacts of zoonoses on human health and how improved livestock health can be used to help people in the world's most marginalised communities move out of and away from poverty.

Gemma's recent work as analyst for the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) programme has involved collaborating across disciplines including Wider Economics, Informatics and Human Health, developing models for use across the programme and supporting the programme's case studies in Ethiopia, Senegal and Indonesia. GBADs strives to provide information for decision makers on the impacts of livestock ill-health on livestock production and the resulting socio-economic and environmental consequences. Clearer information on the impacts of livestock ill-health will provide decision makers with the power to advocate for more efficient spending to improve livestock health and thus wider societal health and well being.