dr kristen reyher

Kristen leads the AMR Force, the AMR research group at the Bristol Veterinary School. Much of this work focuses on how to reduce antibiotic use through behaviour change, and Kristen directs the first studies applying a counselling style called Motivational Interviewing to veterinarian-client communication.

Kristen regularly informs industry and legislative bodies such as AHDB DairyDairy UKRUMACHaWG, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and Defra and was asked to contribute high-level advice on antimicrobial use policies including to the O’Neill Report.

Recent research includes the updating the evidence base for weight of dairy cattle; improving accuracy of medicine dosing and establishing relevant metrics to antimicrobial use.

Kristen is currently leading work to build the world’s first comprehensive national resource for livestock AMR research through harmonization and linkage of major data collection initiatives in academia and industry, initially for cattle but with a vision to encompass all livestock species and human data.  Kristen also leads the veterinary wing of the research examining drivers of antibacterial resistance and antimicrobial usage in Thailand.

Kristen is based at the University of Bristol Veterinary School