About me

My name is Raquel Ashton,  I am a PhD candidate supervised by Professor Mark Burgman (CEBRA)  and Dr Louisa Flander (School of Population Health).

My master’s research explored using expert elicitation for biosecurity risk assessment. I asked the question “Should we let experts talk to each other?”

My PhD research sees me gathering intelligence on the networks that contribute to wildlife disease surveillance. I am examining how wildlife disease information is disseminated  through conventional social networks and comparing this with internet networks.

My theoretical and methodological approach is interdisciplinary and inquisitive. I am appropriating  concepts and methods from social science, epidemiology, cognitive psychology and veterinary science.

Photo on 2011-05-24 at 12.52

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