Robyn Alders, AO BSc (Vet.), BVSc, DipVetClinStud., PhD.
Dr. Robyn Alders is a Senior Scientific Advisor at Center on Global Health Security, Chatham House, and a Director of the KYEEMA Foundation. Robyn was born and raised on a grazing property on the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. For over 30 years, she has worked closely with smallholder farmers, especially village poultry farmers, in sub-Saharan Africa and SE Asia as a veterinarian, researcher and colleague, with an emphasis on the development of sustainable infectious disease control (primarily Newcastle disease prevention) in animals in rural areas in support of food security and poverty alleviation. Robyn’s current research and development interests include food and nutrition security, One/Planetary Health, gender equity and Science Communication. In January 2011, Robyn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished to veterinary science as a researcher and educator, to the maintenance of food security in developing countries through livestock management and disease control programs. In August 2014, Robyn received the Crawford Fund 2014 Medal for continued contributions to international agricultural research and development. In February 2017, Robyn was the recipient of the Inaugural Mitchell Global Humanitarian Award which recognises Australians and others supported by Australian aid who have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of international development.