Enhancing political economy research skills to tackle infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges

Collaboration type Interdisciplinary short course.

Aim To enhance political economy research skills among interdisciplinary researchers interested in better understanding socioeconomic drivers of AMR and infectious diseases in livestock systems. The course also seeks to foster a more collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to veterinary and epidemiological research.

Problem addressed The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the critical need to consider disease spread through interdisciplinary approaches.

Focus countries Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Project duration 1 August 2020 to 30 April 2021

Course duration 15 February 2021 to 23 April 2021

Funder The Bloomsbury SET 

Partners Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and SOAS, University of London

Principal Investigator Dr Mehroosh Tak, RVC

GCRF One Health Poultry Hub involvement Dr Mehroosh Tak, Professor Ayona Silva-Fletcher, Dr Barbara Haesler and Professor Tony Barnett all based at RVC are investigators on the grant. The course is being delivered on the Hub’s online learning platform, iHen. In addition, many Hub researchers are course participants.

Further information Visit the RVC’s project page to find out more.