Dr. Barbara Wieland is a veterinarian with a PhD in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and with postgraduate degrees in Academic Practise (Kings’s College, London,UK) and in Managing Rural Development (School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, London,UK).
Currently she leads the Herd Health team at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia, and acts as ILRI focal point and leader of cluster of activities related to livestock health in the CGIAR Research Programme on Livestock and on antimicrobial resistance in the CRP Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.
Barbara has broad experience in veterinary epidemiology research, in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and in coordination research and development projects. Over the last 15 years she has worked on a variety of infectious diseases, incl. zoonoses, in different settings in Europe, Africa and Asia and more recently has conducted fish health research in collaboration with WorldFish.
Other research interests include motivation of farmers to control disease in their herds, improve productivity in herds, One Health approaches for service delivery, and application of risk assessment and disease modelling techniques to identify the best possible control options for farmers and to inform policy.