Register for the May CEBRAnar: “Proportional value of interventions across pathways and layers of the biosecurity system”, Prof. Andrew Robinson, 26 May

The Research & Innovation Team is excited to bring you our next research webinar showcasing leading researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne. CEBRA supports both the department and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries’ (NZ MPI) vital biosecurity activities by providing evidence-based tools, analyses and advice to improve Australia and New Zealand’s biosecurity systems. This month we present:

May CEBRAnar with Prof. Andrew Robinson

Please register for this event which will start at 11am (Canberra time) on Thursday 26 May 2022 via Microsoft Teams (details available on Eventbrite).

New Zealand’s biosecurity system faces increasing pressure from significant increases in goods and passengers, changing pathways and types of goods. All activities of the system need to work together cost-effectively to maximise the reduction of biosecurity risks under sharply constrained resources. In order to increase the efficiency of biosecurity investment and to identify opportunities for substantial improvement, NZ MPI needs to determine the relative contribution of a continuum of biosecurity risk management activities toward overall system effectiveness.

In response, Prof. Andrew Robinson (CEO and Chief Investigator with CEBRA) and NZ MPI have undertaken a project titled: Proportional value of interventions across pathways and layers of the biosecurity system.

This project builds on earlier CEBRA research that initiated the development of a framework to evaluate the comparative value of biosecurity. The outcome is that NZ MPI can estimate the value of various activities, including surveillance, readiness, and border interventions, by pest, in particular gypsy moth.

Join us to hear Andrew talk about this innovative approach to help NZ MPI better manage biosecurity risk.

The ministry’s research lead for this work, Michael Ormsby, Manager of Plant Risk Analysis, Animal & Plant Health Directorate, Biosecurity New Zealand, will join us from Wellington, New Zealand for the Q&A session after the presentation.

Please note that this forum will be recorded. A link to the recording will be sent to registered attendees. For all enquiries, please contact the Research & Innovation Section.

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