Photo of Dr Keith Howe

Dr Keith Howe

Research Interests

From 2008-11 my work was concerned exclusively with co-supervising a research project with Katharina Stärk, Professor of Veterinary Public Health Policy, Royal Veterinary College, University of London [ http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Staff/kstaerk.cfm ] entitled ‘Economic assessment of surveillance programmes as part of the national control plan of Switzerland’. Barbara Häsler, LCIRAH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Royal Veterinary College [ http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Staff/bhaesler.cfm ] successfully completed her doctoral thesis from the project in August 2011. The following are publications from the project:

Häsler B, Howe KS, Di Labio E, Schwermer H, Stärk KDC. Economic evaluation of the surveillance and intervention programme for bluetongue virus serotype 8 in Switzerland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2012; 103: 93-111.

Häsler B, Howe KS, Hauser R, Stärk KDC. A qualitative approach to measure the effectiveness of active avian influenza virus surveillance with respect to its cost: A case study from Switzerland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2012; doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.12.010 (on-line from 31 January 2012).

Häsler B, Howe KS, Presi, P, Stärk KDC. An economic model to evaluate the mitigation programme for bovine viral diarrhoea in Switzerland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2012; doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.01.022 (on-line from 6 March 2012).

Howe KS, Häsler B, Stärk KDC. Economic principles for resource allocation decisions at national level to mitigate the effects of disease in farm animal populations. Epidemiology and Infection http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A856SFJs

Häsler B, Howe KS. Evaluating the role of surveillance in national policies for animal health. Eurochoices, (to be published in 2012).