Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover is a Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health and the Associate Head of the School Research at the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga. Her main interests and current research focus on biosecurity, animal health surveillance and risk analysis methods applied to infectious animal diseases and public health. Marta graduated in 2000 from the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in Spain, where she also completed her PhD on livestock traceability in 2006. In 2006, Marta joined the University of Sydney as an Epidemiology research fellow working on traceability, biosecurity, disease surveillance and risk analysis.
Marta started at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at CSU in 2012, where she teaches epidemiology, public health and food safety to veterinary students. She has led and contributed to research on biosecurity and disease surveillance among livestock producers in Australia, investigating implementation of and drivers for engagement with biosecurity and animal health management practices. She was the Acting Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation in 2019 and the Associate Head of the School Research as SAEVS in 2021/2022. Since completing her PhD, Professor Hernandez-Jover has published over 95 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has attracted over $4M research funds since starting at CSU.