Research & Publications

We actively contribute to the scientific community through publications and regularly present at and attend conferences and meetings. This helps us to strengthen our network, to improve our technical skills and to stay up-to-date with science and emerging issues.

Editorial & Review Activities  Journal Articles  Books & Other Publications  Conferences & Meetings   Reports

 

Featured Publications

 

Muellner P, Muellner U, Gates M, Pearce T, Ahlstrom C, O’Neill D, Brodbelt D and Cave NJ. Evidence in practice – a pilot study leveraging companion animal and equine health data from primary care veterinary clinics in New Zealand. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 3:116. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00116, 2016.
 Available here.

Ahlstrom C, Muellner P, Spencer SEF, Hong S, Saupe A, Rovira A, Hedberg C, Perez A, Muellner U, Alvarez J. Inferring source attribution from a multiyear multisource data set of Salmonella in Minnesota. Zoonoses and Public Health 00:1–10 doi: 10.1111/zph.12351, 2017.
 Available here.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Enhancing Early Warning Capabilities and Capacities for Food Safety: Training Handbook – First Edition, 2016. Petra Muellner contributed as a co-author to the training package and co-delivered a series of workshop on the topic together with FAO, WHO and regional colleagues.
 Handbook available here.
 Context available here.

 

Editorial & Review Activities

 

Dr. Petra Muellner regularly acts as a reviewer for several scientific journals. This includes, for example, Eurosurveillance and Emerging Infectious Diseases, the scientific publications of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) respectively. Petra is also a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2011-2015),  and the past Editor-in-Chief of the New Zealand Veterinary Journal.

 

Journal Articles

 

Muellner U, Fournie G, Muellner P, Ahlstrom C, Pfeiffer D. epidemix - an Interactive Multi-Model Application for Teaching and Visualizing Infectious Disease Transmission. Epidemics, In press, 2017.

Zeeh F, Nathues H, Muellner P, Fellström C, Frey J. A review of methods used for studying the molecular epidemiology of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. Veterinary Microbiology 207:181-94 doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.06.011, 2017.
 Available here.

Wilson N, McIntyre M, Blaschke P, Muellner P, Mansoor OD, Baker MG. Potential public health benefits from eradicating rats in New Zealand cities and a tentative research agenda. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 0:1-11 doi: 10.1080/03036758.2017.1343193, 2017.
 Available here.

Vilata Sans C, Arruda AG, Tousignant SJ, Valdes-Donoso P, Muellner P, Muellner U, Alkhamis MA, Morrison RB, Perez AM. A review of quantitative tools used to assess the epidemiology of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in U.S. swine farms using Dr. Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Program (MSHMP) data. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 4: 94 doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00094, 2017.
 Available here.

Ahlstrom C, Muellner P, Spencer SEF, Hong S, Saupe A, Rovira A, Hedberg C, Perez A, Muellner U, Alvarez J. Inferring source attribution from a multiyear multisource data set of Salmonella in Minnesota. Zoonoses and Public Health 00:1–10 doi: 10.1111/zph.12351, 2017.
 Available here.

Muellner P, Muellner U, Gates M, Pearce T, Ahlstrom C, O’Neill D, Brodbelt D and Cave NJ. Evidence in practice – a pilot study leveraging companion animal and equine health data from primary care veterinary clinics in New Zealand. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 3:116 doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00116, 2016.
 Available here.

Hong S, Rovira A, Davies P, Ahlstrom C, Muellner P, Rendahl A, et al. Serotypes and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella enterica recovered from clinical samples from cattle and swine in Minnesota, 2006 to 2015. PLOS ONE 11(12): e0168016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168016, 2016.
 Available here.

Muellner P, Zadoks R, Dufour S, Staerk S. Next-generation surveillance: an epidemiologists’ perspective on the use of molecular information in food safety and animal health decision-making. Zoonosis and Public Health 63: 351-7, 2016.
 Available here.

McFadden AM, Muellner P, Baljinnyam Z, Vink D, Wilson N. Use of multicriteria risk ranking of zoonotic diseases in a developing country: case study of Mongolia. Zoonoses and Public Health 63: 138-52, 2016.
 Available here.

Muellner U, Vial F, Wohlfender F, Hadorn D, Reist M and Muellner P. Timely reporting and interactive visualization of animal health and slaughterhouse surveillance data in Switzerland. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2015.
 Available here.

Wilhelm B, Muellner P, Pearl DL, Rajić A, Houde A, McEwen SA. Preliminary molecular epidemiological investigation of hepatitis E virus sequences from Québec, Canada. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 118(4): 359–69, 2015.
 Available here.

Muellner P, Pleydell E, Pirie R, Baker MG, Campbell D, Carter PE, French NP. Molecular-based surveillance of campylobacteriosis in New Zealand – from source attribution to genomic epidemiology. Eurosurveillance 18(3): 20365, 2013.
 Available here.

Vink WD, McKenzie J, Cogger N, Borman B, Muellner P. Building a foundation for One Health: an education strategy for enhancing and sustaining national and regional capacity in endemic and emerging zoonotic disease management. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 366: 185–205, 2013.
 Available here.

 

Cowled BD, Ward MP, Laffan SW, Galea F, Garner MG, MacDonald AJ, Marsh I, Muellner P, Negus K, Quasim S, Woolnough AP, Sarre SD. Integrating survey and molecular approaches to better understand wildlife disease ecology. PLOS ONE 7(10): e46310, 2012.
 Available here.

Baker MG, Sears A, Wilson N, French NP, Marshall J, Muellner P, Campbell DM, van der Logt P, Lake R. Keep the focus on contaminated poultry to further curtail New Zealand’s campylobacteriosis epidemic. New Zealand Medical Journal 124(1338): 135–9, 2011.
 Available here.

Muellner P, Marshall J, Spencer SEF, Noble AD, Shadbolt T, Collins-Emerson JM, Midwinter AC, Carter P, Pirie R, Wilson DJ, Campbell DM, Stevenson MA, French NP. Utilising a combination of molecular and spatial tools to assess the effect of a public health intervention. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 102 (3): 242–5, 2011.
 Available here.

Muellner P, Zadoks R, Perez A, Spencer SEF, Schukken YH, French NP. The integration of molecular tools into veterinary and spatial epidemiology. Spatial and Spatiotemporal Epidemiology 2(3): 159–71, 2011.
 Available here.

Sears A, Baker MG, Wilson N, Marshall J, Muellner P, Campbell DM, Lake RJ, French NP. Marked national decline in campylobacteriosis following interventions aimed at poultry. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17(6): 1007–15, 2011.
 Available here.

McFadden A, Rawdon T, Meyer J, Makin J, Morley C, Clough R, Tham K, Müllner P, Geysen D. An outbreak of haemolytic anaemia associated with infection of Theileria orientalis in naïve cattle. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59(2): 75–8, 2011.
 Available here.

Müllner P, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Carter P, Spencer SEF, Van der Logt P, Hathaway S, French NP. Molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni in a geographically isolated country with a uniquely structured poultry industry. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(7): 1245–54, 2010.
 Available here.

Mullner P, Shadbolt T, Collins-Emerson JM, Midwinter AC, Spencer SEF, Marshall J, Carter PE, Campbell DM, Wilson DJ, Hathaway S, Pirie R, French NP. Molecular and spatial epidemiology of human campylobacteriosis – source association and genotype-related risk factors. Epidemiology and Infection 13(10): 1372–83, 2010.
 Available here.

Mullner P, Spencer S, Wilson D, Jones G, Noble AD, Midwinter A, Collins-Emerson J, Carter P, Hathaway S, French NP. Assigning the source of human campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: a comparative genetic and epidemiological approach. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 9(6): 1311–9, 2009.
 Available here.

Mullner P, Jones G, Noble A, Spencer S, Hathaway S, French N. Source attribution of food borne zoonosis in New Zealand: a modified Hald model. Risk Analysis 29 (7): 970–84, 2009.
 Available here.

Lake R, van der Logt P, McBride G, French N, Mullner P, Elliott A, Ball A. Campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: modelling as a way forward. New Zealand Science Review 64(2): 37–41, 2007.
 Available here.

Scheuringer M, Grill E, Boldt C, Mullner P, Stucki G. Systematic review of measures and their concepts used in published studies focusing on rehabilitation in the acute hospital and early post acute rehabilitation facilities. Disability and Rehabilitation 27(7-8): 419–29, 2005.
 Available here.

Mullner P, Dreher UM, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Meli ML, Lutz H, Doherr MG. Testevaluation ohne Goldstandard – am Beispiel eines Felddatensatzes (Diagnostic test evaluation in the absence of a standard – using the example of a field data set). Berliner und Münchner Tierärztliche Wochenschrift 118(9–10): 416–22, 2005.

 

Books & Other Publications

 

French N, Shoukai Y, Biggs P, Holland B, Fearnhead P, Binney B, Fox A, Grove-White D, Leigh J, Miller W, Mullner P and Carter P. Evolution of Campylobacter Species in New Zealand. In: Sheppard SK and Guillaume M (Eds), Campylobacter Ecology and Evolution, pp 221–40, Horizon Press, 2013.

French N and Mullner P. Controlling enteric zoonoses in New Zealand: underlining the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and the ’one world, one health’ approach. Vetscript 23(1), 36–7, New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2010.

Muellner U. From Learning Management Systems to Integrated Learning Environments at the Workplace. VDM Publishing, 2007.
 Available here.

 

Muellner U. Creating sustainability in an eLearning context (Part 2). People and Performance. New Zealand Association for Training and Development Journal, Wellington, New Zealand, 2006.

Muellner U. Creating sustainability in an eLearning context (Part 1). People and Performance. New Zealand Association for Training and Development Journal, Wellington, New Zealand, 2006.

 

Conferences & Meetings

 

Muellner P, Pearce T, Gates C, Muellner UCount your horses – towards real-time surveillance of equine health in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2017.

Muellner P, Muellner U, Ahlstrom C, VanderWaal K, Alba A, Alvares J, Cheeran A, Perez A.  Epi by doing – building an interactive Shiny platform for teaching at the University of Minnesota. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2017.

Rawdon T, McFadden A, Muellner P, Dacre I.  Developing practical biosecurity guidelines for FMD endemic situations. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2017.

Morley C, Muellner P, Hodges D.  Building a sustainable framework for expert-guided biosecurity risk assessment for the New Zealand dairy industry. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2017.

Pearce T, Muellner P, Gates MC, Ahlstrom C, Muellner U. Horse power: establishing equine primary-care data surveillance in New Zealand. International Conference for Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS 3), Rotorua, New Zealand, April 2017.

Arruda A, Muellner P, Muellner U, Ahlstrom C, Morrison R, Perez A. Development of a user-friendly and analytically strong platform to support near real-time surveillance of food animal diseases. International Conference for Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS 3), Rotorua, New Zealand, April 2017.
 View the conference presentation poster.

Muellner P, Watts J, Bingham P, Bullians M, Gould B, Pande A, Riding T, Stephens P, Vink D, Stärk K. SurF - a novel framework enabling multi-sector biosecurity surveillance evaluation. International Conference for Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS 3), Rotorua, New Zealand, April 2017.

Perez AM, Vilalta C, Arruda A, Muellner P, Muellner U, Alkhamis M, Valdes P, Tousignant S, Morrison R. Combining spatial and molecular tools to assess the effect of interventions. GEOVET Conference, Valdivia, Chile, 2016.

Stärk K, Pękala A, Muellner P. “Next-generation” surveillance in aquaculture: opportunities and challenges emerging from the use of molecular and genomic data (invited keynote lecture). Inaugural Scientific Conference of the International Society of Aquatic Animal Epidemiology (ISAAE), Oslo, Norway, 2016.
 Abstract available here.

Ahlstrom C, Alvarez J, Hong S, Spencer S, Muellner PInferring attribution from a multi-year multisource dataset of Salmonella in Minnesota. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2016.

Muellner U, Fournié G, Muellner P, Ahlstrom C, Pfeiffer D. Epidemix – an interactive application teaching the ins and outs of infectious disease modelling. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2016.

Muellner P, Gates C, Muellner U, Pearce T, Ahlstrom C, Cave N. It’s the interface, stupid: engaging veterinarians to provide data for practice data-based surveillance in equines and companion animals. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2016.

Muellner P, Gates C, Pearce T. A New Zealand equine veterinary practice-based surveillance system – our vision. Annual Conference of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association (NZEVA), Taupo, New Zealand, 2015.

Muellner P, Muellner U, Doherr MG, Collineau L, Lechner I, Hartnack S, Gibson K and Stärk K. One force to rule them all – eLearning applications from outbreak preparedness to academic teaching. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2015.

Muellner P, McFadden A. Impact evaluation and prioritization of zoonoses in Mongolia. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2015.

Muellner P, Prpich G, Rajic A. Intelligence and surveillance – two sides of the same coin? Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2015.

Muellner P. Inferring source attribution for Campylobacter – a tale of models, molecules and reservoirs (invited keynote lecture). Campylobacter Seminar, Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA), Helsinki, Finland, 2015.

McFadden AMJ, Muellner P, Baljinnyam Z, Vink D, Wilson N. Impact evaluation and priority ranking of zoonoses in Mongolia. Annual Meeting of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014.
 View the conference presentation poster.

Muellner U, Vial F, Wohlfender F, Hadorn D, Reist M, Muellner P. Interactive visualisation of animal health surveillance data – information for action. Annual Meeting of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014.
 View the conference presentation poster.

Wilhelm B, Muellner P, Rajic A, Houde A, McEwen SA. Preliminary molecular epidemiological investigation of Canadian hepatitis E virus isolates. Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM) Annual Meeting, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2014.

Muellner P. Molecular epidemiology in the context of source attribution (invited keynote lecture). Nordic Workshop on Source Attribution of Foodborne Disease, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014.

Muellner P and French N. Molecular Epidemiology in action: MLST-based surveillance to identify the origin of human campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Bacteriology and Mycology Chapter of the German Veterinary Society (DVG) Annual Meeting, Freising, Germany, 2014.

Collineau L, Lechner I, Doherr M, Muellner P, Muellner U, and Stärk K. e-Epidemiology: an interactive online course to teach the basic epidemiological concepts of diagnostic testing. Annual Meeting of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH), Torino, Italy, 2013.
 View the conference presentation poster.

Muellner P, Marshall J, French N. Refining approaches to source attribution. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2013.

Muellner P. Molecular epidemiology – back to basics (invited keynote address). Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM) Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Canada, 2013. 

Vink D, Coggger N, Walshe T, Muellner P, Martinez M, Stringer L, Burgman MK. What is the risk of disease? Software tools to support learning concepts of risk perception and assessment. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2012.
 Available here.

Cowled BD, Ward MP, Negus K, Galea F, Garner MG, Marsh I, Laffan S, Muellner P, Sarre S, Woolnough A. Salmonella transmission in wild pigs: molecular, spatial and ecological approaches. Proceedings of the 13th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2012.

Muellner P, Tana T, Muellner U, Khaling-Rai S, Stärk K and Gould B. Educating surveillance stakeholders: a novel e-tool to improve engagement and decision-making across different sectors. Proceedings of the 13th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2012.
 View the conference presentation poster.

Muellner P, Tana T, Muellner U, Khaling-Rai S, Stärk K and Gould B. Educating surveillance stakeholders: a novel e-tool to improve engagement and decision-making across different sectors. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2012.

Cowled BD, Ward MP, Laffan SW, Galea F, Garner MG, MacDonald AJ, Marsh I, Muellner P, Negus K, Quasim S, Woolnough AP, Sarre SD. Understanding wildlife disease ecology with integration of molecular and cross-sectional study designs. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2012.

French N, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Biggs P, Mohan V, Muellner P, Cookson A, Jaros P, Irshad H, Pleydell E, Campbell D, Carter P. The evolution, epidemiology and control of enteric zoonoses in New Zealand. New Zealand Microbiological Society Annual Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2011.

Muellner P, Mardonez F, Perez A. Epidemiological methods and their application to aquatic disease control. 5th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand, 2011.

Muellner P, Webb S, Kaspar H. OsHV-1 in New Zealand: an epidemiological perspective. 1st Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, Cairns, Australia, 2011.

Muellner P, Mardonez F, Perez A. What can epidemiology contribute to aquatic animal health? 1st Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, Cairns, Australia, 2011.

 

Muellner P, Webb S, King N, Janke A, Kaspar H. Ostreid herpes virus-1 in New Zealand: where to from here? Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2011.

Muellner P and Scott D. Efficient collaborations between disciplines and institutions: a tale of silos, "One Health” and leadership. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2011.

French N, Muellner P, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Besser T, Irshad H, Jaros P, Cookson A, Campbell D, Carter P. New tools improve our understanding of the epidemiology of food borne pathogens and inform food safety control policies. Proceedings of the Epidemiology & Animal Health Management Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), Hamilton, New Zealand, 2011.

Muellner P, Spencer S, Marshall JM, French NP. Combining spatial and molecular tools to assess the effect of interventions. GEOVET Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2010.

French NP, Spencer S, Muellner P. Modelling spatial data to inform the surveillance and control of infectious diseases. GEOVET Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2010.

French N, Müllner P and the Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory. Controlling enteric zoonoses: applying new tools and teamwork at the human-animal health interface. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2010.

Müllner P and French N. Molecular epidemiology – opportunities and challenges of an emerging discipline. Molecular Diagnostics Workshop – National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Diseases (NCBID) Wallaceville, New Zealand, 2010.

van der Logt P, McBride G, Lake R, French N, Ball A, Mullner P, Elliott A, Hunt A, Horn B. Modelling initiatives for campylobacteriosis. 4th Annual conference of the Society for Risk Analysis – Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, 2009.

Mullner P, Jones G, Noble A, Spencer S, Hathaway S, French N. Risk attribution – an interdisciplinary approach to estimate the contribution of different sources to the burden of human disease. 4th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis – Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, 2009.

Mullner P, Spencer S, Jones G, Noble AD, Wilson D, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Carter P, Hathaway S, French NP. Epidemiology and population structure of Campylobacter jejuni in New Zealand: a geographically isolated country with a uniquely poultry industry (Oral presentation by N. French). 15th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Niigata, Japan, 2009.

French NP, Mullner P, Spencer SEF, Wilson DJ, Jones G, Noble AD, Midwinter AC, Collins-Emerson JM, Carter P, Campbell D, Hathaway S. Controlling campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: the role played by molecular epidemiology and modelling (Oral presentation). 15th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Niigata, Japan, 2009.

Smid J, French N, Mullner P, Wagenaar JA, Havelaar AH, van Pelt W. Data requirements for source attribution studies of Campylobacter. Poster presentation at the 15th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Niigata, Japan, 2009.

Mullner P, Spencer S, Jones G, Noble AD, Wilson D, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Carter P, Hathaway S, French NP. Attribution of campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: approaches, results and outlook. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Durban, South Africa, 2009.

Mullner P, Benschop J. Interdisciplinary research at the human and animal health interface: a personal perspective. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Durban, South Africa, 2009.

Mullner P, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Carter P, Hathaway S, French NP. Structured parallel studies of the molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni in environmental and food sources reveal insight into the importance and interconnection of different reservoirs. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Durban, South Africa, 2009.

Mullner P, Shadbolt T, Spencer S, Jones G, Noble AD, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Carter P, Campbell DM, Van der Logt P, Lee J, Hathaway S, French NP. Enhanced surveillance to identify the origin of human campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: conclusions drawn from an interdisciplinary sentinel surveillance site. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Durban, South Africa, 2009.

Mullner P, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Spencer S, French N. Molecular and modelling tools for Campylobacter source attribution. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2009.

French NP, Mullner P, Spencer S. Controlling campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: combining epidemiology and population genetics to trace the origin of human infections. New Zealand Microbiological Society Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008.

McBride G, van der Logt P, Lake R, French N, Ball A, Mullner P, Elliott A, Hunt A, Oakley L. Modelling initiatives for campylobacteriosis. New Zealand Microbiological Society Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008.

French NP, Mullner P. Risk-based tools to inform decision making in food safety and public health – applications in Europe and New Zealand. Food Research in Europe and New Zealand (FOOD FRENZ) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2008.

Mullner P, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Spencer S, French N. Molecular and modelling tools for Campylobacter source attribution. Proceedings of the Epidemiology & Animal Health Management Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), Wellington, New Zealand, 2008.

Mullner P, Pleydell E, Shadbolt T, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Spencer S, French N. Working at the human and animal health interface – a multidisciplinary team approach towards reducing New Zealand’s campylobacteriosis problem. Proceedings of the Epidemiology & Animal Health Management Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), Wellington, New Zealand, 2008.

Muellner U. Secrets of SCORM. Moodle Moot 2008, Wellington, New Zealand, 2008.

Mullner P. Source attribution of C. jejuni using molecular epidemiology. New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2007.

Mullner P, Carter P, Midwinter A, Collins-Emerson J, Pattison R, French NP. Source attribution of Campylobacter jejuni using molecular epidemiology. Proceedings of the Epidemiology & Animal Health Management Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2007.

French N, Carter P, Collins-Emerson J, Midwinter A, Mullner P, Wilson D. Comparing source attribution models for campylobacteriosis. Poster Session, Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 2007.

Muellner U, Sheldrake S. Boosting learning at the workplace. eFest 2007, Wellington, New Zealand, 2007.

Cogger N, Benschop J, Mullner P, French N. Responding to a bio-terrorism FMD threat: a quantitative risk assessment. Proceedings of the 11th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Cairns, Australia, 2006.

Mullner P, Carter P, Cook R, Tebje-Kelly J, French NP. Strain typing as a valuable tool for quantitative microbial risk assessment. Proceedings of the 11th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Cairns, Australia, 2006.

Mullner P, Carter P, Midwinter A, Collins-Emerson J, French NP. Molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni: comparing Multilocus Sequence Types from humans and poultry. Proceedings of the 11th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Cairns, Australia, 2006.

Muellner U. Creating sustainable eLearning – blending eLearning and informal learning at the Workplace. New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2006.

Ryan T, MacDiarmid S, Hathaway S, Mullner P, Cox N, Hill AA. Quantitative analysis of foodborne almonellosis exposure pathways in New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Conference on Priority Setting of Foodborne and Zoonotic Pathogens, European Network of Excellence for Zoonoses Research (MedVetNet) and the United States Food Safety Research Consortium, Berlin, Germany, 2006.

Mullner P. Testevaluation ohne Goldstandard – am Beispiel eines Felddatensatzes (Oral presentation). German Veterinary Society (DVG) – Speciality Committee on Epidemiology and Documentation Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2004.

Mullner P, Doherr MG. Dependent test evaluation without gold standard – a model based approach. Poster Session, Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) Annual Conference, Martigny, Switzerland, 2004.

 

Reports 

We regularly prepare reports for our clients. Some confidential, some available to the public. Here are some examples:

 

Muellner P, Kells N, Campbell D. Risk profile: the emergence of Campylobacter jejuni ST 6964 in poultry in New Zealand and its associated antimicrobial resistance. Prepared for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand, 2016. 
 Available here.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Enhancing Early Warning Capabilities and Capacities for Food Safety: Training Handbook – First Edition, 2016. Petra Muellner contributed as a co-author to the training package and co-delivered a series of workshop on the topic together with FAO, WHO and regional colleagues.
 Handbook available here. |  Context available here.

EFSA Workshop on Research Gap Analysis in Animal Influenza, Parma, Italy, 2015. Petra Muellner contributed as a co-author to both the EFSA External Scientific Report and the EFSA Event Report and acted as invited session chair (Surveillance and Risk Assessment).
 Event report available here. |  Context available here.

Farnworth M, Muellner P, Benschop J. A systematic review of the impacts of feral, stray and companion domestic cats (Felis catus) on wildlife in New Zealand and options for their management. Report for the New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2013.
 Available here.

Muellner P, Newfield M, Kluza D, Muellner U, Oakley L. Organism ranking system: response to peer review, user guide and scientific rationale. Series of three reports to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand, 2013.

 

Muellner P, Wilson N. Critical evaluation of selected epidemiological evidence on the association of exposure to low-level organophosphate and carbamate plant protection insecticides with adverse human health effects. Epi-interactive Client Report to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), New Zealand, 2013.

Muellner P. Labelling of venison meat. Epi-interactive Client Report to the Deer Industry of New Zealand, 2011.

French N, Müllner P. and Pleydell, E. (2010). Final report 11777: Attribution of potentially foodborne enteric diseases: human campylobacteriosis – ruminant attribution. Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory, Hopkirk Research Institute, 2010.

Smid J, French N, Mullner P, van Bergen MAP, Wagenaar JA, Havelaar AH, van Pelt W. RIVM Brief Report: Preliminary results for source attribution of human campylobacteriosis in The Netherlands, 2009.

French NP and the Molecular Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health Group, Hopkirk Research Institute. Final report: FDI / 236 /2005. Enhancing Surveillance of Potentially Foodborne Enteric Diseases in New Zealand: Human Campylobacteriosis in the Manawatu, 2009.
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