Professor Martyn Jeggo

Director of Health Programs

Professor Jeggo holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Tropical Veterinary Science and a Doctor of Philosophy. He currently holds an Adjunct Professorship with Deakin University, Australia and is the Director of Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID). From 1996-2002, Prof. Jeggo worked for the United Nations as the Head of the Animal Production and Health Science Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA, Division of Agriculture here in Vienna. Prof. Jeggo oversaw the management of FAO/IAEA laboratory networks dealing with the control of many livestock diseases including rinderpest and contagious bovine pleuro- pneumonia in Africa, Foot and Mouth disease in Asia and brucellosis worldwide. During this period Prof. Jeggo managed projects in around 150 countries.

From 2002 – 2013 Prof. Jeggo was the Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL). As the world’s most advanced high containment laboratory, he managed an extensive program of research, and the delivery of diagnostic services for all the major diseases affecting livestock. His current interest centers around developing globally the concept of One Health which sees a strong partnership between human, animal and environmental health professionals to better manage the risks posed by new and emerging infectious diseases.