Eric Fevre is Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool and is jointly based at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, where he manages field-orientated projects researching disease transmission and control at the interface between animals and human beings.
He obtained his BSc in Biology/Geography from the University of Bristol (UK), his MSc in Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and his PhD in Epidemiology was obtained from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine.
Eric worked for many years on the epidemiology of zoonotic trypanosomiasis in East Africa before expanding his work to cover a wider range of zoonotic diseases in endemic areas. He held a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship from 2009-2012. The UK Research Councils, UK DFID, the European Union and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health are currently the primary funders of the work in his team.
Prof Fèvre is the Chair the World Health Organization (WHO) Working Group on zoonotic Neglected Tropical Diseases, is a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Human African Trypanosomiasis, and was a member of the WHO Initiative to Estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Disease. In Kenya, he is a member of the Zoonoses Technical Working Group, the advisory body to the Government of Kenya National Zoonotic Disease Unit. In the HORN project, Prof Fèvre is the Research Lead for Kenya.