Kristen is a veterinarian and Reader in Veterinary Epidemiology and Population Health at the Bristol Vet School, where she leads an interdisciplinary research group (the AMR Force). AMR Force is focused on AMR and the responsible use of antimicrobials in livestock farming and veterinary practice. Kristen holds a DoHSC GAMRIF/CONICET UK-Argentina award looking at future-proofing antibacterial resistance risk management surveillance and stewardship in the Argentinian farming environment (FARMS-SAFE project). She is a Co-I on the ESRC-led cross-council AMR Theme 4 ‘Diagnostic Innovation and Livestock’ (DIAL) consortium award (led by Exeter) which is working towards more effective and sustainable applications of antibiotics in livestock farming. Kristen is also a Co-I on the NERC/BBSRC/MRC cross council AMR Theme 3 OH-STAR consortium and the MRC/DoHSC-funded OH-DART consortium (both led by Bristol) studying the One Health drivers of antibacterial resistance in the UK and Thailand, respectively.        

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