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Beth Purse

Beth Purse


Beth is an ecological modeller and senior scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. She leads One Health inter-disciplinary projects in both India and the UK that integrate ecological surveys, participatory methods and modelling to understand socio-ecological processes driving zoonotic risks in changing ecosystems (; and co-develop decision support tools and risk guidance with local communities and decision makers.  The UK Ticksolve (  and OPTICK projects ( investigate land use and climate change drivers of human and livestock tick-borne disease impacts to inform the evidence base for integrated cross-sectoral responses and interventions. Beth is an appointed member of DEFRA’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Exotic Diseases.