University of Nottingham
OWSM Champion: Amelia García Ara
Degree in Veterinary Medicine by the University of Extremadura, Spain, in 2000, she moved shortly after that to the UK to work as Official Veterinarian undertaking inspection and enforcement duties in different abattoirs and cutting plants. She later completed a master’s in Education and more recently a master’s in Epidemiology and Public health. In the area of public health she has also undertaken roles as food quality manager, food safety consultant and field veterinarian for disease control of bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. Amelia joined the University of Nottingham in 2014, where she currently works as assistant professor in Veterinary Public Health (VPH), VPH module convenor and One health One Welfare rotation leader. She is a resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) and a fellow of the Higher Education academy (FHEA). She is particularly interested in public perceptions around Animal Welfare and Food safety.
Contact email: Amelia.Garcia-Ara@nottingham.ac.uk
OWSM Champion: Virginia Resconi
Virginia Celia Resconi currently works Assistant Professor at the Department of Animal Production and Food Sciences in the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Virginia does research in Animal Science and Meat Science and currently coordinates the One Welfare theorical module of the Global Health Master at the university. She has a degree in Agriculture Engineering by the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina, an MSc from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Zaragoza, Spain, and a PhD in Animal Production at the University of Zaragoza. Virginia has international research experience having worked with a number of different organisations, such as Teagasc, Ireland, University of Bristol, UK, Danish Meat Research Institute, Denmark and INTA, Argentina.
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