Professor Simon More
University College Dublin, Ireland
Simon More is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis at University College Dublin in Ireland, and also Director of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (CVERA), a national resource centre providing information to support national policy decision-making, both in government and industry. In this role, Simon oversees a broad portfolio of research, in a range of areas relating to animal health & welfare and public health, interacting closely with colleagues from the national Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and from Animal Health Ireland. He is also chair of the Animal Health and Welfare Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and has also contributed to a number of EFSA working group, focusing on a diverse range of issues including honey bee colony health, approaches to limiting the need for antimicrobial usage in farm animals, and the collection and analysis of epidemiological data on African swine fever, which is currently affecting Member States on the eastern border of the European Union.