Dr Dey Tarusikirwa
Veterinary Clinical Lecturer/Teaching Fellow in Applied Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dey teaches global applications, animal health, welfare and husbandry on the Foundation and Bioveterinary sciences degrees. He is also involved in preparing the veterinary school for its inaugural intake of veterinary students.
Dey is responsible for organising, managing, and undertaking teaching in applied veterinary sciences and animal husbandry to our undergraduate students of Veterinary Medicine and Bioveterinary Sciences degrees. His research interests are in the field of farm animal health and production, and One Health. He is interested in inventing sustainable methods in the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases of economic importance in production animals in developing countries and to improve farm animal health, welfare, and productivity through research in areas that are undermining farm animal production.
Dey was a Research Associate at the University of Bristol. In this role, he has gained a number of skills including research project management and administrative skills to mention a few. Before this, he completed his MPhil in Veterinary Science at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Dey worked as a Resident Veterinary Clinician and Teaching Assistant/Clinical Demonstrator at the University of Zimbabwe. In this role, Dey gained clinical, teaching and research experience. This role allowed him to gain field exposure while interacting with both smallholder and commercial farmers during ambulatory field services and herd health consultations. Here, he gained an interest in farm animal health, zoonotic diseases, and One Health.
Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Dey also worked as a Veterinary Diagnostic Officer for Diagnopath Medical Laboratory, where he gained first-hand laboratory experience which deepened his knowledge in clinical pathology, microbiology, parasitology, and immunology, together with sharpening his analytical and adaptation skills. In 2022, Dey was awarded the Young Development Agriculturalist (UK-based) award by the Tropical Agriculture Association, to recognise his research on the reproductive health of farm animals in Zimbabwe and its potential application to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
- MPhil in Veterinary Science, University of Cambridge, 2021
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe, 2018
- Tropical Agriculture Association: Award of Young Development Agriculturalist (UK-based), 2022
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