Dr Leigh Nind

As a Principal Veterinary Officer within Epidemiology and One Health section of the Animal Health Policy Branch (Biosecurity Animal Division) of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR), Leigh conducts activities to enhance the national approach on antimicrobial resistance, veterinary public health, and other one health issues. This role requires Leigh to provide scientific and technical advice on animal health and human health policies and programmes. Leigh also contributes to national policy development, administration of programmes/projects in relation to a range of national and international animal health and human health issues. Leigh is also involved in managing and coordinating research and policy advice to government on animal health and veterinary public health programmes. Consequently, negotiations/discussions within DAWR, federal agencies, States and Territories, livestock industry bodies, and at national/international fora feature strongly throughout her work. In other positions, Leigh has managed several national animal health surveillance programmes for Animal Health Australia and the Australian Government (for example, National Arbovirus Monitoring Program and the National Sentinel Hive Program); contributed to national preparedness for pest, disease and contaminant emergencies as an Australian Government representative; negotiated health conditions for ruminant livestock exports to North Asia and East Africa, and live honey bees and honey exports for Biosecurity Australia; undertaken technical evaluation of immunobiological and antibiotic veterinary products at the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority; conducted research and supervised immunobiological projects on ducks, pigs and poultry as an Overseas Service Bureau volunteer in Viet Nam for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; provided practical sessions on pig husbandry and medicine and small animal handling, and lectured on pig husbandry to University of Queensland undergraduates; and, worked as a veterinary consultant in the pig industry and as a private veterinarian in small animal practice. Leigh holds the following qualifications: a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (First Class Honours), a Doctor of Philosophy (Veterinary Science and Animal Production), a Graduate Diploma in Management, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Leigh’s experience in governance includes a previous Board position on a not-for-profit local health council and, until recently, a Director in a small, family company

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