Richard Kock

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Former Professor of Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases

Royal Veterinary College

Retired (since 2022). Former Professor of Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases at Royal Veterinary College, University of London (2011-2022). He worked as a Veterinary Ecologist and practitioner scientist since 1980. 28 years at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society, London mostly resident in Africa and Asia. Awarded FAO international medal (2010) and African Union (IBAR) award (2022) in recognition of his work on global eradication of rinderpest, a pathogen important to food security. He was recipient of the Tom and Beth Williams award from the Wildlife Disease Association for his work on wildlife diseases of policy relevance (2019). He is associate Research Fellow Chatham House UK, co-Chair wildlife health group International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN SSC (2003-2021), adjunct Prof at University Tufts (USA) and Njala University (Sierra Leone. His career interests are in Wildlife conservation and health, One Health, morbilliviruses and pathogens causing wildlife mass mortality events and zoonoses. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK. Research and publications 2022: >230 peer reviewed articles, chapters in books: RG score 40.95 h index 41 i10 index 105 & citations 6704.

He continues to provide mentorship to a number of projects and initiatives including; PANDORA IDNET and IDRC funded Lassa Fever Research in West Africa. Chief Editor of the in development Research Directions in One Health by the Cambridge University Press and editorial board of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases and One Health Outlook. He undertakes occasional consultancies in his field.