Mark's areas of expertise include preventive veterinary medicine, epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of ruminant livestock, and veterinary public health, both in the UK and internationally, focussing particularly but not exclusively on vector-borne and parasitic disease. He has conducted research in the field of international animal health, including zoonotic diseases, and held a number of large collaborative grant awards. His main research interests are diagnosis, epidemiology and control of diseases of farmed livestock of economic importance. Three major research themes have included control of neglected zoonotic diseases, integrated control of vector-borne diseases and trypanocidal drug resistance. Earlier research focused on the epidemiology and control of major vector-borne protozoan diseases of livestock, including tropical parasites such as trypanosomiasis and tick-borne diseases.
Mark Eisler BA, Vet MB, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, DipEVPC, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol, qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Cambridge in 1984, obtained an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Science at the Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (CTVM) in 1988, and a PhD on the subject of chemoprophylactic control of African bovine trypanosomiasis at the University of Glasgow in 1994. He has been a foundation diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College since its inception in 2003.
Mark has worked in general veterinary practice, the state veterinary service, universities, research institutes and international agencies, and has over twenty years experience working in veterinary medicine in the UK and in international contexts, including sub-Saharan Africa. From 1994-2001 he was a Visiting Epidemiologist based at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi from where he conducted collaborative research with numerous universities and research institutes in countries across all regions of Africa.
Mark teaches veterinary medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervision of numerous PhD students. Previously he led the development of the University of Edinburgh’s highly successful online distance learning Masters programme in International Animal Health and he is currently contributing to the development of Masters programmes in Bristol.
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