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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


I am a PhD student currently working with Professor James Wood (University of Cambridge) and Professor Chris Oura (University of West Indies). My doctoral research focuses on assessing the sustainability of rabies surveillance and control programs in low- and middle-income settings through the lens of a One Health approach.

Prior to starting my PhD, I completed my veterinary medicine degree (Hons) at the University of Milan and my MSc in One Health at the University of Edinburgh.  I worked in clinical practice as well as an official veterinarian. For the past few years I have been working as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization, focusing on development and delivery of training on transboundary animal diseases as well as coordinating the return on investment for One Health community of practice and leading a pilot program to build capacity for the One Health workforce in Tanzania, Guinea and Ghana.   


My research interests centre on sustainable rabies surveillance and control, emphasizing the One Health approach. I am also interested in the dynamics of zoonotic diseases and exploring integrated solutions for global health challenges.


Key publications: 
  • Fletcher-Etherington A., Mackinlay K., Leggat J., Baird T., Simpson-Kent I.L., Rendina C., 2021. The effect of Council decision making on the ability of Cambridgeshire communities to develop initiatives that lessen the need for formal health and social care services  
  • Li J., John A., Tasos E. Koerling A.L., Rendina C., Elshaer A., Brunet C., Magdy A., Luszkowski A., Van Daalen K. WHO Simulations for youth engagement in global governance in a post-COVID world: Opportunities and challenges of moving conferences online. J GlobHealth 2021:11:03070.  
  • Meroni G, Cardin E, Rendina C, Herrera Millar VR, Soares Filipe JF, Martino PA. In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oils from MelaleucaAlternifolia and Rosmarinus Officinalis, Manuka Honey-based Gel, and Propolis as Antibacterial Agents Against Canine Staphylococcus Pseudintermedius Strains. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(6):344.
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