Brian Perry has led many international research and development projects seeking a better understanding of the dynamics, control and impacts of of livestock. He has lived and worked in UK, Ethiopia, Colombia, Zambia, USA and Kenya, and has consulted widely in many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. He currently lives in the Rift Valley of Kenya.
He has lead the epidemiology and socioeconomics research programmes at the International Laboratory for Research on Livestock Diseases (ILRAD) and the (ILRI) for 20 years, where he specialised in the integration of veterinary epidemiology and agricultural economics to assess the impacts of livestock diseases and their control in developing country settings. Since leaving ILRI in 2007 he has made several analytical contributions on the role of livestock and disease control in pro-poor growth.
Brian also contributes to the growth of African-led health research, providing mentorship for younger scientists and support for African capacity-building initiatives; he is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Afrique One, an African Research Consortium for Ecosystem and Population Health, funded by the. He is an author or co-author of some 250 scientific articles in refereed journals, books and proceedings.