Dr Reyher 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.
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.
Diagnostic innovation and livestock (DIAL): towards more effective and sustainable applications of antibiotics in livestock farming
A collaborative project between the universities of Exeter, Bristol and Edinburgh and funded by ESRC