This project aims to address recommendations from a rapid scoping review on animal health governance and social science.
Conducted by Dr Kevin Bardosh, the review explored the key thematic areas of animal health governance, regulation, the veterinary workforce, ethics and welfare, surveillance, innovation, biosecurity, trans-boundary trade, and service delivery. The review found that much of the existing research was outdated and that significant gaps existed in knowledge and engagement, especially when compared to the human health sector. The report provided a series of recommendations for how to strengthen applied policy, systems, and governance research to support the animal health sector in low and middle-income countries.
- Establishing and convening a network of social and political scientists working on animal health governance.
- Conducting a systematic review of the social and political science literature in the global animal health field.
- Conducting a global stakeholder analysis of the key actors, networks and trends involved in the global animal health sector.
- Conducting a series of novel case studies and thematic research activities to advance our conceptual and methodological knowledge, including on trust, global security, unintended consequences, infodemiology and decision science risk assessment, and futures thinking.