Editor: Graham Medley Date: 20 September 2013 Website
Decision-making frameworks in management of livestock disease: interaction of epidemiology, economics and politics
- Start date: 01 November 2007
- End date: 31 October 2010
Infectious diseases of livestock are important because sick animals produce less (productivity) and suffer (welfare). Consumer demand and international trade are greatly influenced by disease. How is policy decided? What is the relationship between regulation and control? Who should decide the target level for control? The factors known to influence these decisions include the epidemiological and biological, the economic, the political and the legal.
There are many groups involved: farmers, public (consumers), retailers, elected representatives, veterinarians, and Government officials. We analyse how these groups interact, decisions get made and policy enacted, including interviewing individuals to develop a network model of the interactions.
The research concentrates on 6 diseases of cattle that serve as examples of the important infections afflicting cattle in the UK and about which we already have considerable information. We will collect data on how farmers make decisions and construct computer models of the important processes to seek better ways of controlling diseases.
The proposal has two important differences to previous research. First, we consider different infections at the same time, and secondly, we consider all the different organisational levels at the same time to get a holistic understanding and put processes in their proper context.
- Outputs (17)
Author: D. Carslake Date: 12 June 2013 Journal article
Author: Wyn Grant Date: 23 March 2011 Conference paper/presentation
Author: Justin Greaves Date: 17 March 2011 Book chapter
Author: Graham Medley Date: 16 March 2011 Discussion paper
Author: Matthew Vernon Date: 16 March 2011 Discussion paper
Author: Katy Wilkinson Date: 11 March 2011 Other publication/report
Editor: Graham Medley Date: 11 March 2011 Web page
Author: Wyn Grant Date: 11 March 2011 Conference paper/presentation
Author: Graham Medley Date: 07 March 2011 Other publication/report
Editor: Graham Medley Date: 01 March 2011 Other publication/report
Author: Justin Greaves Date: 01 March 2011 Journal article
Author: Wyn Grant Date: 01 March 2011 Journal article
Author: David Carslake Date: 01 March 2011 Journal article
Author: Graham Medley Date: 06 March 2010 Discussion paper
Author: Graham Medley Date: 28 January 2010 Discussion paper
Author: Justin Greaves Date: 22 January 2009 Discussion paper