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Professor Simon More

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Simon More

Full Professor Of Vet Epidemiology & Risk Analysis
School of Veterinary Medicine
01 716 6071
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Simon More is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis within the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. He is also Director of the UCD Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Ireland's national resource centre for animal disease control, and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact. He works at the science-policy interface, providing scientific advice in support of national policy-makers, both within government (the national Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine) and industry, the latter primarily through Animal Health Ireland. Since 2009, Simon has contributed to the work of the European Food Safety Authority, an agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice on current and emerging risks associated with the food chain. Currently he is chair of the Scientific Committee, which is EFSA's overarching scientific panel that conducts scientific assessments and develops related assessment methodologies relevant to the broad remit of EFSA’s work. He is also chair of EFSA's MUST-B working group, which is coordinating efforts towards an improved understanding of the impact of multiple stressors on honey bee colonies in Europe, and a member of the working group on African Swine Fever. During 2012-18, he was chair of EFSA's Animal Health and Welfare Panel. Simon is a graduate of both the University of Sydney and James Cook University of North Queensland, working in dairy practice and with beef and sheep farmers before specialising in veterinary epidemiology. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in veterinary epidemiology and a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Public Health and the European College of Bovine Health Management. In his current role, in collaboration with many Irish and international colleagues, Simon uses a range of epidemiological (population-based) approaches to better understand and to resolve frequently complex animal health issues.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Associate Dean, Research, Innovation and Impact
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, Ireland1 Apr 2018
  • Director, Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, Ireland1 Dec 2003
  • Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, Ireland1 Dec 2003

DEGREES

  • BVSc
    The University of Sydney
  • PhD
    James Cook University of North Queensland
  • MANZCVS
    Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • FANZCVS
    Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • Dip Project Management
    University of New England
  • MVB
    University College Dublin
  • Dip ECVPH
    European College of Veterinary Public Health
  • Dip ECBHM
    European College of Bovine Health Management