Role: Research Officer
Host Organisation: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Hanoi Viet Nam
Period: June 2018 – June 2019
Marisa works with the International Livestock Research Institute in Hanoi on health security and food safety research funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
ILRI, their Vietnamese partner organisations and the University of Sydney collaborate on ACIAR’s Safe PORK project: Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Viet Nam. Marisa contributes to research projects on gender dimensions within the pork-value-chain and the One Health approach to surveillance of antibiotic resistance.
The International Livestock Research Institute is a CGIAR research centre (formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research). CGIAR is a global partnership body which works to reduce poverty and improve global food security in developing countries through agricultural research.
Marisa holds a Master of Health Security (Agrosecurity), Bachelor of Science (Health Science), Certificate IV in Public Relations and a Certificate IV in Marketing. She has extensive experience in developing advocacy and public health education campaigns across Australia and has contributed her knowledge in health promotion and communications to International organisations focusing on reducing food and nutrition insecurity in Asia.