Mark Eisler BA, Vet MB, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, DipEVPC, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol, qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Cambridge in 1984, obtained an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Science at the Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (CTVM) in 1988, and a PhD on African bovine trypanosomiasis at the University of Glasgow in 1994. He was a foundation diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College at its inception in 2003.
Mark has worked in general veterinary practice, in the UK State Veterinary Service, in universities, research institutes and international agencies, and has over twenty years experience working in veterinary medicine in the UK and international contexts. From 1994-2001 he was a Visiting Epidemiologist based at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi conducting collaborative research with universities and research institutes across sub-Saharan Africa.
He now conducts research at the interface of One Health and Food Security, both in the UK and internationally, and teaches epidemiology and control of infectious, parasitic and zoonotic disease on the BVSc curriculum, the BSc in Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science and the MSc in Global Wildlife Heath and Conservation. He leads the Food Security theme within the Cabot Institute for Environmental Uncertainty, is a co-Director of the Food Security and Land Research Alliance and co-leads the Global Farm Platform, an international network created to promote understanding of the role of grazing ruminant livestock production as a key component of global food security in a world challenged by population growth, climate change and ecosystem degradation.