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Dr Fernando Sanchez-Vizcaino Buendia

Dr Fernando Sanchez-Vizcaino Buendia

Dr Fernando Sanchez-Vizcaino Buendia

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health

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Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU
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My research has focused on the application of qualitative and quantitative epidemiological methods for the prevention and control of transboundary zoonotic diseases such as Rift Valley fever, avian influenza and Newcastle disease, and re-emerging swine infectious diseases like African swine fever and classical swine fever in Spain and other European countries. It has also been orientated towards new methods of disease surveillance such as the development of a novel real-time syndromic surveillance system for the early detection of disease outbreaks in small animals using the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET). My current research interest lies in the development of a 'One Health Informatics' approach, linking animal, human and environmental electronic data together at scale to provide a new understanding of emerging antimicrobial resistance and other zoonotic infections, as well as new opportunities to mitigate their risk.


Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Murcia in 2005. He then undertook further training in Epidemiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine during his stay in the Animal Health Department of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 2006. Fernando spent the next four years in the Animal Research and Technology Center of Valencia (CITA-IVIA) to undertake a PhD developing epidemiological models to analyse the risk of entry of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and Newcastle disease virus into Spain. In 2009, during his PhD, Fernando spent three months in the Royal Veterinary College to gain further training in Veterinary Epidemiology. He obtained a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology with European Mention at UCM in 2010. In his first postdoctoral position, Fernando joined the VISAVET group Health Surveillance Centre at UCM (2011-2013). There he combined his research with a part-time Lectureship in Veterinary Epidemiology at the University Cardenal Herrera-CEU of Valencia during the years 2012 and 2013. For his second postdoctoral position, Fernando moved to the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) team at the University of Liverpool (2013-2016). Then he was awarded an NIHR Veterinary Clinical Research Fellowship as part of the Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool (2016-2017). Fernando took up the position of Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Bristol in September 2017. 


  • Epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Disease surveillance
  • Zoonotic disease
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Geostatistics
  • Risk analysis


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