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Beyond human: application of psychological frameworks to a “One Health” approach in the LCIRAH Seminar Series

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 12:30 to 13:45

Venue: LIDC, Lower Meeting Room, 36 Gordon Square

Speaker: Dr Ruth Rushton, Forensic and Clinical Psychologist

Dr Ruth Rushton is a registered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist. She has over 25 years’ experience in applied psychology and has worked in a range of settings in the UK including HM Prison Service and government/NHS research departments. She is currently based in a Medium Secure Unit in the SE of England. Over the last four years Ruth has worked in close collaboration with colleagues from the Royal Veterinary College focusing on the application of psychological frameworks when considering human action in an animal disease context.

The presentation highlighted issues and questions arising from collaborative inter-disciplinary work within a “One Health” ethos. The focus was on the potential contribution of applied psychological approaches. Dr Rushton explored emerging themes from her experience of contributing a psychological perspective to the investigation of agricultural supply chains, including investigation of HPAI risk in South East Asia. The transferability of methods and frameworks from forensic psychology to support efforts towards optimal global one health was explicated.

This event is part of the LCIRAH Seminar Series.