My first degree is in veterinary medicine (University of Porto; 2002), I hold a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases (University of London; 2004), I earned a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (University of Queensland; 2012) and I am a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (specialist training at University of London; 2013). I am currently a Research Fellow of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit at the School of Population Health, University of Queensland. I am an an expert in spatial risk assessment of zoonotic infectious diseases having worked as a risk assessment consultant for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK and the European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy and for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. He was Member, Expert Panel of the European Food Safety Authority, Brussels, 2005 _ 2007 and is currently a international epidemiology consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

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