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Dr Iain McKendrick

I am the lead on Topic 2 (Improving Veterinary Surveillance Strategy) in EPIC 3. I am a statistician, mathematical modeller and specialist in animal health and welfare applications. In my role at BioSS, I manage BioSS consultancy inputs to the Scottish Government Environment and Rural Affairs Department Research Programme 2: "Profitable and Sustainable Agriculture – Animals", as well as consultancy contracts relating to animal science from other organisations. In recent years BioSS clients have included the Institute for Animal Health, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Deer Commission Scotland and a number of commercial companies. I and my team of BioSS consultants have extensive experience in the design and analysis of epidemiological and clinical studies relating to animal health and welfare, using both statistical and mathematical modelling techniques.

Publications

A Tool for Prioritizing Livestock Disease Threats to Scotland. P.R. Bessell, H.K. Auty, H. Roberts, I.J. McKendrick, B.M.C. Bronsvoort and L.A. Boden

Combining Slaughterhouse Surveillance Data with Cattle Tracing Scheme and Environmental Data to Quantify Environmental Risk Factors for Liver Fluke in Cattle. GT Innocent, L Gilbert, EO Jones, JE McLeod, G Gunn, IJ McKendrick, SD Albon

Model-Based Policymaking: A Framework to Promote Ethical “Good Practice” in Mathematical Modeling for Public Health Policymaking. LA Boden, IJ McKendrick

Animal Health Surveillance in Scotland in 2030: Using Scenario Planning to Develop Strategies in the Context of “Brexit”. LA Boden, H Auty, A Reeves, G Rydevik, P Bessell, IJ McKendrick

Scenario planning: The future of the cattle and sheep industries in Scotland and their resiliency to disease. LA Boden, H Auty, P Bessell, D Duckett, J Liu, C Kyle, A McKee, L Sutherland, J Reynolds, BM Bronsvoort, IJ McKendrick

Scenario planning as communicative action: Lessons from participatory exercises conducted for the Scottish livestock industry. DG Duckett, AJ McKee, L Sutherland, C Kyle, LA Boden, H Auty, PR Bessell, IJ McKendrick

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