26-28 August 2014
Assoc Prof Robyn Alders AO
2014 Crawford Fund Medal Awardee
Robyn Alders is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Crawford Fund medal, for her considerable and continued contribution to international agricultural research through the Fund’s programs and related activities.
For over 20 years, Robyn has worked closely with smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia as a veterinarian, researcher and colleague. For much of this time, she has been working with an emphasis on the development of sustainable infectious disease control in animals in rural areas in support of food security and poverty alleviation. Her current research and development interests include food and nutrition security (domestic and international), One Health, gender equity and science communication. In August 2012, she rejoined the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney as a Principal Research Fellow. She is a non-salaried Director of the International Rural Poultry Centre within the KYEEMA Foundation and a member of the Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee.