Kristina Roesel

Kristina Roesel

Senior scientist, Animal and human health

Kristina holds a DVM and a PhD of Biomedical Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany, and joined ILRI as a graduate fellow during the final synthesis activities of the BMZ/GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project in 2011. From 2012 to 2016 she was jointly appointed by FUB as a research fellow to complete her PhD on pig parasites in Uganda and by ILRI as the coordinator of the second phase of the Safe Food, Fair Food project. She now leads an ILRI-led BMZ investment on improving animal and human health in Uganda (2019-2023) and supports the BMZ-funded ILRI One Health centre for Africa (phase I: 2020-2024).

Prior to her veterinary studies she volunteered in forest conservation in Malawi using participatory methods in tackling the human-elephant conflict. As a student she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at FUB, supporting field work on emerging tropical vector-borne livestock diseaes in Europe and parasitological surveys in West Africa. Particular interests include research on the epidemiology of diseases at the interface of livestock, wildlife and human health, parasitology, working with students well as North-South and South-South technology and knowledge transfer.

BMZ-funded One Health centre (2020-2024)

Coordinator BMZ-funded project "Boosting Uganda's Investment in Livestock Development" (#BuildUganda) (2019-2023)

Coordinator BMZ/GIZ "Safe Food, Fair Food" project (2012-2016)

 

My Projects

BUILD

Boosting Uganda’s investment in livestock development

mPig: Mobile SMS learning for pigs - An innovative information sharing platform for smallholder pig value chain actors in Uganda

mPig: Mobile SMS learning for pigs - An innovative information sharing platform for smallholder pig value chain actors in Uganda

Safe Food, Fair Food: Building capacity to improve the safety of animal-source foods and ensure continued market access for poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Safe Food, Fair Food: Building capacity to improve the safety of animal-source foods and ensure continued market access for poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

My Blog Posts

Using the multiplex amplicon PCR technology for efficient and timely generation of Rift Valley fever virus sequence data for genomic surveillance

New science

New molecular tool can enhance genomic-based surveillance of Rift Valley fever virus

‘Boosting Uganda’s Investments in Livestock Development’ (BUILD) project to hold virtual stakeholder consultation this week

Safe Food, Fair Food at Tropentag 2014

My Publications

Sero-prevalence and risk factors associated with occurrence of anti-Brucella antibodies among slaughterhouse workers in Uganda

  • Bugeza, James
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Mugizi, Denis
  • Alinaitwe, Lordrick
  • Kivali, Velma
  • Kankya, C.
  • Moriyon, I.
  • Cook, Elizabeth A.J.
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Cross-sectional serosurvey of Leptospira species among slaughter pigs, goats, and sheep in Uganda

  • Alinaitwe, Lordrick
  • Aturinda, C.J.
  • Lubega, A.
  • Kivali, Velma
  • Bugeza, James
  • Wainaina, M.
  • Richter, M.H.
  • Hoona, J.J.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Mayer-Scholl, A.
  • Cook, Elizabeth A.J.
  • Kankya, C.
  • Dürr, S.

Training manual for frontline animal extension service providers on antimicrobial resistance in poultry production

  • Kakooza, S.
  • Eneku, W.
  • Ayebare, D.
  • Ndoboli, D.
  • Mbatidde, I.
  • Waiswa, J.
  • Barasa, M.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Moodley, Arshnee

Potential food safety risks in tomato value chains in urban settings of Eastern Ethiopia: a qualitative investigation

  • Amenu, Kebede
  • Megersa, B.
  • Jaleta, M.B.
  • Dinede, Getachew
  • Worku, H.
  • Kasim, K.
  • Taha, M.
  • Ibrahim, A.M.
  • Kedir, J.
  • Mego, Lina
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Roothaert, R.
  • Srinivasan, R.
  • Grace, Delia
  • Knight-Jones, Theodore J.D.

Seroprevalence and risk factors of peste des petits ruminants in different production systems in Uganda

  • Nkamwesiga, Joseph
  • Lumu, P.
  • Nalumenya, D.P.
  • Korennoy, F.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Wieland, Barbara
  • Pérez, A.
  • Kiara, Henry K.
  • Muhanguzi, D.

Participatory survey of risk factors and pathways for Rift Valley fever in pastoral and agropastoral communities of Uganda

  • Tumusiime, Dan
  • Nijhof, A.M.
  • Groschup, M.H.
  • Lutwama, J.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Bett, Bernard K.