The EpiCentre

The EpiCentre at Massey University, New Zealand, is the largest veterinary epidemiology training and research centre in Australasia. It is widely considered to be one of the leading groups in the world.

We have expertise in the understanding and control of disease in animal populations, the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and hazards in food of animal origin. The group is distinguished by its commitment to long-term research goals and its innovative uses of epidemiological techniques in research and problem-solving .

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OIE collaborators

As an OIE Collaborating Centre, EpiCentre and mEpiLab, and their associated partner China Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre (CAHEC) are assigned by OIE to provide world-leading expertise in their specified fields of expertise in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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OIE nominated the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FVAS) of the University of Melbourne and the EpiCentre of Massey University as a Collaborating Centre for Diagnostic Test Validation Science in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Our team

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Find out more about our people – staff, students and collaborators – and information around our OIE collaboration and  awards and recognition for the Centre's work. 

The EpiCentre provides quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.

Programmes can be tailored to meet your needs and interests and equip you with a broad range of skills for future advancement and effective research.

Fields of research at the EpiCentre range from diseases of New Zealand livestock to those of global importance such as foot-and-mouth disease and avian influenza. In liasion with partner institutes we are engaged in extensive research and training in public health and food safety. Find out about our current and past research, journal papers, theses and dissertation.

The EpiCentre can tailor-make short courses to suit your organisation's needs. We bring international experience and collaborations to provide relevant and topical information. Contact us to discuss your needs