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Robyn Alders, University of Sydney, Australia

Serge Savary

Robyn Alders, is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney.  For over 20 years, she has worked closely with smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and SE Asia as a veterinarian, researcher and colleague, with an emphasis on the development of sustainable infectious disease control in animals in rural areas in support of food security and poverty alleviation.

Robyn’s current research and development interests include domestic and global food and nutrition security, One Health/Ecohealth/Planetary Health, gender equity and Science Communication. She leads the Charles Perkins Centre/Marie Bashir Institute Healthy Food Systems: NutritionŸDiversityŸSafety Research Node.

In January 2011, Robyn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished to veterinary science as a researcher and educator, to the maintenance of food security in developing countries through livestock management and disease control programs.  In February 2017, she received the Inaugural Mitchell Global Humanitarian Award which recognises Australians and others supported by Australian aid who have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of international development.

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