Dr Joanna McKenzie
Dr Joanna McKenzie is a One Health Epidemiology and International Development in the mEpiLab, School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, New Zealand. She is currently a One Health consultant to the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund AMR programme in Africa and Asia, under a partnership between Massey University and the Fund’s Management Agency, Mott MacDonald. In addition, she’s the One Health Specialist for the COMBAT-AMR programme to mitigate AMR in the South Pacific, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.
Dr McKenzie has expertise and experience in implementing AMR and infectious disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. She was Academic Director of Massey University’s One Health in Asia Program, responsible for developing and delivering interdisciplinary One Health education, research and zoonotic disease control policy programmes. She’s led multi-disciplinary zoonotic disease research teams in New Zealand and South Asia for the past twelve years. Her major interest and expertise is in research that informs policy for controlling endemic and emerging zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance and the ecology and epidemiology of diseases involving wildlife reservoirs.