Andrew Stringer has been appointed director of the global health education programs at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Stringer, who joins the College’s Department of Population Health and Pathobiology as a clinical assistant professor, will develop comprehensive classroom and experiential learning activities that will provide DVM students the opportunity to become involved in, and contribute to, important global public and animal health areas.
In addition, Stringer has a special appointment as the director of NC State’s Global Health Initiative through leadership in the education arena. The Global Health Initiative is an opportunity for NC State students to study, conduct research, and become involved in outreach activities that seek to improve the health and well-being of animals and people worldwide.
Stringer joins the College of Veterinary Medicine after serving since as Director of Veterinary Programmes with the Society for Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA), a British non-governmental organization. In this role, Stringer managed SPANA’s worldwide veterinary programs to improve the welfare of working animals.
From 2007 to 2010, Stringer worked as a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool, where he obtained a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (2005) and a Doctor of Philosophy (2012). In between undergraduate and graduate degrees, he volunteered for a Moroccan veterinary charity, interned at the University of Liverpool’s Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, and worked for an ambulatory equine practice.
Stringer’s Ph.D. focused on evaluating the efficacy of knowledge-transfer interventions to communicate animal health messages to rural Ethiopian farmers. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Poverty Reduction Policy and Practice through the University of London’s Distance Learning program.
Stringer has been a conference organizer, presenter, and an invited lecturer with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, British Equine Veterinary Association, and the Havemeyer Foundation. He continues to serve as an honorary lecturer in International Animal Health at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health.