dr. A (Annette) Nigsch

dr. A (Annette) Nigsch


Present position

  • Lecturer at WUR
  • Animal Health consultant


Professional experience

2017 - current:  Wageningen University

2013 - 2017:      Deputy head of the Early Detection & Surveillance Unit,
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Animal Health Division, Bern, Switzerland

2011 - 2012:      Seconded Technical Expert,
World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, Copenhaagen, Denmark

2008 - 2013:      Head of the Animal Health Service Vorarlberg & State veterinarian - Expert in the field of disease control and animal health programmes,
Office of the State Government of Vorarlberg, Bregenz, Austria

2007 - 2008:      Scientific project assistant
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH (AGES), Vienna, Austria


Further professional experience

Expert for Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX),  European Commission

Training at the European Commission, DG SANCO, Brussels, Belgium (Animal Health and Standing Committees, Veterinary Control Programmes)

Training at the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), London, UK

Training at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (Today: Animal & Plant Health Agency / APHA), Weybridge, UK

Training at Safe Food Solutions (SAFOSO), Bern, Switzerland


Current research interests

  • Population dynamics of infectious diseases in animal populations
  • Early detection, surveillance and control of diseases in livestock and wildlife