Contacts

Doctor Andrea Britton

AMR and One Health Advisor

Background

Andrea is an experienced global One Health advisor with a strong background in epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, strengthening surveillance systems, regulatory affairs for medicines and biologicals, public health and emergency disease preparedness and response. She works at the human-animal-environment interface with emerging and re-emerging diseases. With Veterinary Science and Master of Public Health degrees and extensive international experience in antimicrobial resistance, use/consumption and stewardship, she is keen to build national and regional AMR/AMU and zoonotic disease capacity.

Appointments

  • Convenor One Health special interest group Public Health Association of Australia
  • Member of Public Health Association of Australia
  • Member of Australian Veterinary Association Veterinary Public Health special interest group
  • Mentor for Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne - MPH Mentoring Program 2019 and 2020, and Mentor for ANZCVSc Epidemiology Chapter
  • President of Epidemiology Chapter of the ANZCVSc 2003-2004 & membership examiner 2005
  • President of the Central Branch of VIC AVA 2005-2007 and committee member.
  • Reviewer for the Australian Veterinary Journal and CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources.
  • Director on Board of Vets Beyond Borders (2011-2017)
  • Member Board of Examiners Australasian Veterinary Board Council Ltd (2004-2012)

Positions

  • 2020-2022 AMR and One Health Specialist–Fleming Fund Country Grant PNG and other AMR project – Burnet Institute, Melbourne Australia and PNG
  • 2018 Program Officer (Zoonosis, AMR, food security and PPR) World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa – based Botswana
  • 2002 -2018 Director consultant Ultimate Efficacy Consulting Pty Ltd
  • 2015-2019 One health snake antivenoms risk-benefit assessment consultancy – World Health Organization (WHO)
  • 2007-2017 External reviewer safety and efficacy animal health products (including biologicals) and expert reports – Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
  • 2017 July-August Emergency response consultant for rabies outbreak control Sarawak, Malaysia – Sarawak SPCA and Govt
  • 2017 One health dogs and people consultancy – Nauru Government
  • 2016 One health consultancy rabies workshop facilitator – Singapore Government
  • 2012-2013 One health welfare veterinarian – University of Melbourne within Office Research Ethics and Integrity
  • 2007-2008 Epidemiologist and expert witness Equine Influenza outbreak and inquiry – NSW Department of Primary Industries and Commonwealth DAFF.
  • 1995 -2002 Veterinary Services Manager and Regulatory Affairs – CSL Ltd and Pfizer

Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health (Epidemiology/Biostatistics), The University of Melbourne 2010
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours The University of Sydney 1988
  • Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Epidemiology 1997
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Victoria University 2004

Projects (2)

Current (2)

  • ANCP – Kickstarting antimicrobial resistance responses in PNG (KICK AMR)

  • Fleming Fund Country Grant – Papua New Guinea

Publications (8)

2020 (1)

2019 (2)

2018 (1)

2017 (2)

2011 (1)

2007 (1)