Delia is an epidemiologist and veterinarian with 20 years experience in developing countries. She is a graduate from several leading universites including the National University of Ireland, Edinburgh University, the Free University Berlin and Cornell University. She leads research on zoonoses and foodborne disease at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Human Nutrition and Health. Her main research focus is food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries.
Delia's research interests include emerging diseases, participatory epidemiology, gender and animal welfare. Her career has spanned the private sector, field-level community development and aid management, as well as research. She has lived and worked in Asia, west and east Africa and authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications as well as training courses, briefs, films, articles and blog posts