I am currently the Deputy Director of EPIC and a Senior Lecturer in Population Medicine and Animal Health Policy, at the University of Edinburgh, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security. I am Principal Investigator on EPIC Topics 1 and 5, and with Harriet Auty, lead EPIC’s policy-responsive contingency planning, communication and coordination activities to improve disease outbreak preparedness and inform animal health policy. This work includes strategic, tactical and operational oversight of EPIC’s knowledge brokering activities and emergency outbreak response. My research concentrates on contingency-planning, risk, resilience, regulation and effective, ethical evidence-based decision-making in animal health to promote global food and animal health security. My aim is to improve veterinary public health and planetary health outcomes and facilitate farmer and industry access to international export markets.
I am a European and UK registered veterinary public health specialist (sub-specialty population medicine) and the lead for the Global Academy’s Digital Data for Innovation Theme. I am an inter-disciplinary researcher with expertise in the humanities and stem subjects (law, veterinary public health and population medicine). In my spare time, I sit on the council of the Society for Veterinary Preventive Medicine and in 2019, I became the junior vice president of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.
Exploring global food system shocks, scenarios and outcomes. H. Hamilton, R. Henry, M. Rounsevell, D. Moran, F. Cossar, K. Allen, L. Boden, P. Alexander
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
EPIC, Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks: A Model for Provision of Risk-Based Evidence to Policy. LA. Boden, S. Voas, D. Mellor and H. Auty
Global health security and universal health coverage: from a marriage of convenience to a strategic, effective partnership. C Wenham, R Katz, C Birungi, L Boden, M Eccleston-Turner, L Gostin, R Guinto, M Hellowell, K Husoy Onarheim, J Hutton, A Kapilashrami, E Mendenhall, A Phelan, M Tichenor, D Sridhar
Why 'culture' matters for planetary health. M Wilson, A Gathorne-Hardy, P Alexander, L Boden
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
Using national movement databases to help inform responses to swine disease outbreaks in Scotland: the impact of uncertainty around incursion time. T Porphyre, LA Boden, C Correia-Gomes, HK Auty, GJ Gunn, MEJ Woolhouse
Quantifying the Risk of Introduction of West Nile Virus into Great Britain by Migrating Passerine Birds. PR Bessell, RA Robinson, N Golding, KR Searle, IG Handel, LA Boden, BV Purse, BM Bronsvoort
Working at the science-policy interface. L Boden, H Auty, P Goddard, A Stott, N Ball, D Mellor
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