Dr Raphaelle Metras
Raphaelle is a veterinary epidemiologist, with specific interests in vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. Her current work focuses on modelling the dynamics underlying Rift Valley fever virus emergence.
Her research interests focus on getting a better understanding of the mechanisms of emergence an persistence of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. In terms of methodology, her expertise lies within a spectrum from data collection as part of epidemiological field investigations (domestic and wild animals), to advanced statistical analyses, such as Bayesian spatial statistics, and mathematical modelling.
Prior to this position, Raphaelle has been involved in research projects on animal African trypanosomosis in Burkina Faso; in highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in Africa and South-east Asia; in European Bats Lyssavirus in Spain; and finally in Rift Valley fever in South Africa.