Moderator - Mary Newman, Newman Business Solutions

The panel will be moderated by Mary Newman of Newman Business Solutions. Mary is an experienced farm vet, lives on a beef & dairy farm, runs her own consultancy, worked in the pharmaceutical industry and ran for election in the last election here in Ireland – so has a VAST knowledge of the topic, players and barriers!

The event will be logged on the WHO list of global events, and has been approved by the Veterinary Council of Ireland to contribute credits to attending vets for the continuous professional education.


Speaker - DEWULF Jeroen, Universiteit Gent, Merelbeke

Full professor

Ghent University

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health



Jeroen Dewulf graduated in 1998 as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University, Belgium. In 2002 he finished his PhD on the epidemiology and control of classical swine fever. In that same year he received a master of science degree in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (Cum Laude). He became diplomat in the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2005.


Since 2006 he is associated professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University and in 2014 he was appointed as full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology. His main research interests are quantitative epidemiology and control of zoonoses with a specific emphasis on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals as well as the prevention of epidemic and endemic diseases with a focus on the application of biosecurity measures.


His research focus on prevention of endemic and epidemic diseases through biosecurity biosecurity measures and animal health aspects that may influence public health such as antimicrobial use and resistance in animals as well as zoonotic infections. He is the head of the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit and is supervising over 10 PhD students who are doing research in the field of veterinary epidemiology. He is (co-)author of over 300 A1 publications in the field of veterinary epidemiology with a H-index of 43.


He is the principal author of the annual Belgian report on antimicrobial consumption in animals (BelVetSac) and chair of the JPI-AMR network on quantification of antimicrobial consumption in animals at herd level. Since 2009 he is member of the scientific committee of the Belgian federal food Agency and is the founder and chair of board of the center of expertise on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals (AMCRA) in Belgium. He is also the author of the book "biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine” as well as the book “8 myths on antimicrobial resistance disproved, practical guide for reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry



  • Veterinary epidemiology

  • Preventive veterinary medicine

  • Animal disease control

  • Veterinary public health

  • Antimicrobial resistance

  • Biosecurity

  • Applied statistics



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Speaker - Jude Capper, PhD ARAgS

Jude L. Capper, PhD ARAgS is an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in Oxfordshire, UK, who undertook her BSc (Agriculture with Animal Science) and PhD (Ruminant Nutrition and Behaviour) at Harper Adams University College (UK), followed by post-doctoral research at Cornell University (USA) and a faculty position at Washington State University (USA).


Jude's research focuses on modeling the sustainability of livestock production systems, specifically dairy and beef. She is currently working on projects relating to South American beef production; on-farm medicines use; and the impacts of livestock health and welfare on system sustainability. Her professional goal is to communicate the importance of factors affecting livestock industry sustainability to enhance the knowledge and understanding of food production stakeholders from the farmer through to the retailer, policy-maker and consumer. She sits on the National Beef Association board and is Chair of the Route Panel for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care for the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.


She has an active social media presence and spends a considerable amount of time de-bunking some of the more commonly-heard myths relating to livestock production. To this end, she was awarded the Women in Dairy “Dairy Industry Woman of the Year 2017” and the Farmers Guardian “Farming Hero of the Year 2018” awards. Associate Membership of the Royal Agricultural Society was conferred upon Jude in 2018.

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Dr. Caroline Garvan, Superintending veterinary inspector

Caroline qualified in 1993 and spent 4 years in large animal practice in the UK and Ireland. She then worked in a referral small animal practice for 7 years before completing a postgraduate certificate in food safety followed by a research masters in food safety and environmental health. Caroline joined the Department of Agriculture in 2007 and worked initially in the Medicines area before moving into the Antimicrobial Resistance division where she has been programme manager for iNAP, Ireland’s National Action Plan to address antimicrobial resistance. She completed a diploma in leadership in 2019 and is currently working in collaboration with stakeholders across the human health, animal health and environment sectors to develop iNAP 2.

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Jo Raven, Senior Manager, Engagements, FAIRR Initiative

Jo manages FAIRR’s collaborative engagements with global food companies, including the development of evaluation frameworks for the market-leading engagement on protein diversification. She is responsible for the analysis and evaluation of retailers and brand manufacturers and also works closely with investor members to develop and integrate sustainable food systems as a key priority. Jo began her career as an investment analyst at Alliance Trust.


Faye Walsh Drouillard, Founder and Principal, WakeUp Capital

Faye is a catalyst for social and environmental impact via entrepreneurship, innovation, and enlightened funding models. With diverse international experience in venture philanthropy, angel investing, social enterprise, leadership, and strategy, she advises companies scaling to the next level of impact from both the entrepreneur and funder perspectives. Gender lens
in operation.

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