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An online Policy Lates panel discussion exploring the role of One Health in preventing pandemics

This event will take place from 18:30 BST, finishing at 20:00.

This online panel discussion will explore how a One Health approach can be integrated into research and policy, for prevention of and response to future pandemics. The expert panel of speakers will discuss the challenges and possible solutions facing One Health researchers in carrying out research and advice to policymakers, alongside those facing policymakers in integrating One Health evidence and expertise into policymaking processes.


  • Chair - Professor Louise Cosby FRSB, head of virology, Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute Northern Ireland, and honorary professor of microbiology, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Wendy Harrison, CEO, SCI Foundation
  • Dr Helen Roberts, Policy lead for non-livestock diseases, risk and science, Defra
  • Dr Chadia Wannous, Regional One Health Officer for Africa, OIE

Policy Lates format

All are welcome to attend this online edition of our Policy Lates series, which provides an opportunity for relaxed discussion with an interested and informed audience. This online event will begin with an introduction from the chair, followed by short talks from our panellists, with time for audience questions and panel discussion.


This event is free to attend and open to all. Advance registration is essential through the link at the top of the page, and the Zoom link will be circulated to all registered attendees ahead of the event.

Social media

If you would like to share your experience of this event on social media, feel free to tag us @RoyalSocBio on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #RSBPolicyLates


This online event will be recorded, and screenshots may be taken. If you have any queries about this, please contact us at ahead of the event. This event will be in a webinar format, and you will be unable to turn on your camera and microphone for the duration of the meeting. Audience questions will be through from the Zoom Q&A function.

Continuing Professional Development

This event is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 5 CPD points.


For all enquiries, please contact Harriet McAra or on 020 3925 3445.