Dr. Nneka Hull James pursuing a Master of Public Health in Ireland


Dr. Nneka Hull James, who is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at University College Dublin (UCD) in the Republic of Ireland represented the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences at 2022 Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) conference presenting her scientific poster titled, “Antimicrobial resistance in E. coli in horses”.

The research was done in collaboration with Dr. Locksley Messam and Dr. Ana Vale of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. James Gibbons of the Irish Equine Centre.

The SVEPM was founded in 1982 and comprises approximately 200 members from 27 countries who are actively engaged or interested in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicines.

Members include vets, modelers, statisticians, economists and other experts in animal health and one health approaches to disease control.

The society hosts an annual conference which enables professionals to meet and share knowledge to improve the health of animals, humans and the environment.

This year’s conference was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland from March 23-25, 2022.

Dr. Hull James is a veterinary officer within the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs and is passionate about the inextricable link between animal and human health and its impact on agriculture.

She looks forward to further opportunities to explore the implications of antimicrobial resistance which is a critical threat to humans, animals and the environment.


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  1. Congratulations Nneka! Everything that you have been doing has been for the benefit of your country. Continue to make us proud.

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