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Research interests

Animal Health Economist with work focused on the economics of animal health and welfare, prevention and control of animal disease.  In collaboration with colleagues from SRUC and other institutes, I am developing frameworks for cost benefit and economic welfare analysis that can be applied to future disease scenarios. My work focusses on the application of these methods to a number of diseases in dairy and beef cattle in Scotland and the UK. In additon, my research focuses on farmer behaviour in response to disease control options and antimicrobial resistance.  I would like my work to contribute to a better integration between economics and epidemiological research in the field of animal health and welfare.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Plymouth

Sep 2004Aug 2005

PhD, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Sep 2010Sep 2014

Bachelor, University of Southampton

Sep 1999Jul 2002

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Mar 2015Sep 2015

Fisheries Economist, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Dec 2005Sep 2010

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Projects 2013 2022

RESAS Centres of Expertise: EPIC

Gunn, G., Toma, L., Tongue, S., Auty, H., Gomes, C., Eze, J., Sparks, N., Hutchinson, I., Reeves, A., Stirling, J., Barratt, A. & Barnes, A.



Project: Research

Research Output 2018 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
1 Downloads (Pure)

Framework for estimating indirect costs in animal health using time series analysis

Barratt, AS., Rich, K. M., Eze, JI., Porphyre, T., Gunn, GJ. & Stott, AW., 2019, Proceedings of the 2nd ISESSAH Conference 2018. Vol. 6. 18 p. 190. (Frontiers in Veterinary Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Costs and Cost Analysis
Animal Diseases
Disease Outbreaks
3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A framework for estimating society's economic welfare following the introduction of an animal disease: the case of Johne's disease

Barratt, AS., Arnoult, MH., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Rich, KM., Gunn, GJ. & Stott, AW., 6 Jun 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 6, 26 p., e0198436.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
welfare economics
animal diseases
1 Downloads (Pure)

Financial vulnerability of dairy farms challenged by Johne's disease to changes in farm payment system

Shrestha, S., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Barratt, AS., Thomson, SG. & Stott, AW., 18 Dec 2018, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5, 9 p., 316.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
dairy farming
profits and margins
disease prevalence