Daniel Roberts: Report published

2017 Scholar, Daniel Roberts’s report is now available on the Nuffield International website. Below is the executive summary of his report, titled:‘Living and dying with avian influenza’

Report Title       

Living and dying with avian influenza


Daniel Roberts


The Worshipful Company of Farmers and Savills with the Poultry Meat Group: Aviagen, Cobb Europe and Hubbard

Countries visited

France, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China, New Zealand

Objectives of the study tour: 

  • To study how best the UK can mitigate the risk of an Avian Influenza outbreak within the poultry industry.
  • To understand the pandemic threat posed by Avian Influenza.
  • To analyse the relationship between Avian Influenza and global poultry trade.


  • The UK needs to be better prepared for a large scale Avian Influenza outbreak and can learn from other countries’ experiences.
  • The OIE needs to review how its recommendations are used by member countries. Unnecessary and unjustified trade barriers are being implemented.
  • The UK needs to future-proof and risk-assess the growth of its own poultry industry.
  • ‘One Health’ needs to form part of the UK’s EU exit plans to make it a world leader in human, animal and environmental health.

See Daniel’s report at: