Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Naomi Prosser graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in Zoology in 2015, before completing a PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick from 2015 to 2019.
I am investigating the attitudes and behaviours of UK cattle farmers towards infectious disease control, supervised by Prof Martin Green, Prof Jasmeet Kaler and Prof Eamonn Ferguson, and in… read more
I am investigating the attitudes and behaviours of UK cattle farmers towards infectious disease control, supervised by Prof Martin Green, Prof Jasmeet Kaler and Prof Eamonn Ferguson, and in collaboration with the University of Warwick as part of the BBSRC-funded project "Investigating the impact of farmer behaviour and farmer-led control of infectious disease outbreaks in livestock".
For my PhD I investigated the diversity and distribution of the serogroups of Dichelobacter nodosus, the cause of footrot in sheep, and assessed whether a footrot vaccine targeting fewer serogroups (which would stimulate a better immune response from the sheep) would protect the national flock. In addition, I also investigated the prevalence of, and risk factors for, lameness in sheep in England between 2013 and 2015.
During my undergraduate degree I investigated the effects of different logging regimes and forest regeneration times on the body condition of the Bornean banteng inhabiting the forests, creating a body condition scoring system for use with camera trap images. I also carried out a dissertation project investigating pollution levels in tributaries of the river Wye.
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