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Dr Hernández-Jover is a Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Prof Hernández-Jover has over fifteen years of experience working as a veterinary epidemiologist in Australia. Her main interests and current research focus on biosecurity, disease surveillance and epidemiology and social science methods applied to infectious animal diseases and public health. She completed her PhD on livestock traceability in 2006 in Spain. In 2006, Marta joined the University of Sydney as an Epidemiology research fellow and started at CSU in 2012, where she teaches epidemiology, public health and food safety to veterinary students. In 2016, Marta received the CSU Vice-Chancellor Individual Award for Research Excellence and in 2021 she was awarded the Most Productive Female Researcher Award in the Faculty of Science and Health. Prof Hernandez-Jover is a member of the Epidemiology and Public Health Chapters of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists since 2015, and was president of the Epidemiology Chapter in 2018.
Professor Hernandez-Jover has over 15 years of academic teaching experience in the field of veterinary epidemiology and public health at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She completed the CSU Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2016. Prof Hernandez-Jover teaches epidemiology, biosecurity and public health to veterinary science students and also contributes to teaching into the animal science degree. Her postgraduate teaching includes supervision of MPh and PhD students. Since joining CSU, she has supervised over 25 honours students, and over ten completed postgraduate candidatures. Prof Hernandez-Jover has also contributed to the development of veterinary epidemiology training programs for government agencies and south-east Asian countries. She serves as examiner for the Epidemiology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Professor Hernandez-Jover research interests include biosecurity, disease surveillance and epidemiology and social science methods applied to infectious animal diseases and public health. Since moving to Australia in 2005, she has worked collaboratively with industry and government stakeholders, other research institutions and CSU researchers conducting transdisciplinary research addressing national and international biosecurity priorities that directly impact livestock industries and communities. She has published over 95 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has attracted over $4M external research funds. In 2021, she was awarded the Most Productive Female Researcher Award in the Faculty of Science and Health. Prof Hernandez-Jover is currently the Specialty Chief Editor of the Veterinary Humanities and Social Sciences section and an Associate Editor of the Veterinary Epidemiology section of the Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences journal.
Professor Hernandez-Jover is currently a member of the University Research Committee.