I am a Teaching Fellow in Public Health at Imperial College London.
I qualified in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 2012, and spent several years in small animal general practice. This was followed by an MSc in One Health and Infectious Diseases in 2016, jointly taught by the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I subsequently worked for several years as a veterinary epidemiology researcher and taught One Health to veterinary undergraduate students. I joined Imperial College in 2020, and co-lead the Health Protection and Global Health Challenges and Governance specialisations for the fully online Global Master of Public Health degree offered by the School of Public Health. I was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in July 2021.
My research interests are in veterinary informatics to support evidence-based clinical practice, antimicrobial resistance (with a focus on the food chain and potential risks for human and animal health), and diagnostic test development for veterinary and zoonotic viruses.
et al., 2020, Antibiotic resistance gene sharing networks and the effect of dietary nutritional content on the canine and feline gut resistome, Animal Microbiome, Vol:2, ISSN:2524-4671, Pages:1-14
et al., 2019, Diagnosis of non-effusive feline infectious peritonitis by reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR from mesenteric lymph node fine-needle aspirates, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Vol:21, ISSN:1098-612X, Pages:910-921
Kwok W, Mellor KC, 2018, Is topical or systemic antimicrobial therapy more effective for the treatment of feline acne with secondary bacterial infection?, Veterinary Evidence, Vol:3, ISSN:2396-9776, Pages:1-7
Kong F, Kwok W, Pfeiffer D, Integrating transportation and economic information for the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) risk modelling purposes in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) using online data and grey literature, GeoVet
et al., Unlocking the potential of veterinary clinical records using a data mining approach, 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics