Role: Research Officer
Partner Organisation: International Livestock Research Institute
Period: June 2018 – June 2019
Marisa worked with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Hanoi on health security and food safety research funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Based at International Livestock Research Institute, Marisa worked with partners in Vietnam and the University of Sydney to collaborate on ACIAR’s Safe PORK project: Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam. As an Australian Volunteer, Marisa contributed 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) and 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.
The Health Security Corps deploys experts through the Australian Volunteers Program to build capacity for the prevention, detection and control of infectious disease across the Indo-Pacific.