Edmund is a veterinary epidemiologist based at the Cefas Weymouth laboratory. Edmund has worked at Cefas since 2001. He led the epidemiology and risk team until 2012 when he became group manager for the Aquatic Pests and Pathogens group. Edmund coordinates advice to Defra on aquatic animal health, and leads on the assessment of new, emerging and exotic pathogen threats, contingency planning for disease emergencies and surveillance. He also advises Defra on research priorities in aquatic animal health. In 2015 Edmund was elected vice-president of the Aquatic Animal Commission of the World Organisation for Animal Heath (OIE).
Edmund’s research has focused on the development and application of risk analysis methods in aquatic health management. He has published papers applying risk methods to assess exotic disease threats, develop trade standards and design surveillance systems. Edmund has also used risk methods and other approaches to investigate drivers for disease emergence in aquaculture.
Edmund has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles.
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