Angela Fanelli awarded her PhD

We offer her our warmest congratulations to Angela Fanelli who was awarded her PhD yesterday (31 January 2023) from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy.

Angela is an Italian veterinary epidemiologist with a MSc in One Health. She has a particular interest in the huge potential of GIS application in veterinary science with regard to disease surveillance and monitoring.

As well as completing her PhD in Animal Health and Zoonosis (University of Bari, Italy), Angela is also a Resident of European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) within the subspeciality of Population Medicine (PM). She has developed strong analytical skills, including risk assessment procedures, quantitative problem analysis methods, and techniques to estimate the sensitivity of surveillance systems of animal diseases.

In 2021 she joined the One Health Center of Excellence at the University of Florida (UF) with a project on the potential changes in key drivers and main pathways for the entry of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) into the U.S during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the One Health Center of Excellence, she also worked on a project about state-of-the-art thermostable vaccines against a selection of animal infectious diseases with the view of providing a quantitative measure of their efficacy.

In addition, Angela has collaborated with several international organizations on different projects: she designed a protocol for assessing the sensitivity of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) international notification system of wildlife diseases, using capture-recapture analysis, and analysed data from the two main databases for rabies in South America: the OIE-WAHIS and PANAFTOSA’s Regional Information System for the Epidemiological Surveillance of Rabies (SIRVERA) to evaluate the dynamics of rabies cases in animals and humans.

Angela started working at Ausvet Europe in 2022 and brings great value to the team.