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Prof. George Gitau has specialised training in Food Animal Medicine, Herd Health and Epidemiology. He has skills in field veterinary work, teaching at the university (both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels), project execution, scientific publications, extension service and community participatory approaches. He has published in refereed scientific journals from my original research work and work carried out with others. He has published 94 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented 58 papers in local, regional and international conferences. He has gained experience in supervising postgraduate students and their research projects, carrying out faculty assignments and consultancies in local and international organisations. He has supervised 48 postgraduate students, 9 Ph.D. (completed), 3 PhD (ongoing), and 32 MSc/MPH (completed) and 4 (ongoing). He has initiated and participated in the design and conducting of field studies, data gathering and analysis, using a variety of modeling techniques in various software programs.

Prof. Gitau has demonstrable experience in office management and ability to perform and deliver many tasks effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines. He has excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, good communications skills and ability to motivate and encourage others to achieve expected tasks. He has experience in development of work plans, log- frames and supervise staff to meet deadlines.

Prof. Gitau has experience in resource mobilisation and negotiation skills at national, regional and international levels. Prof. Gitau has (together with others) attracted research/project grants from different Funding or Grant Agencies such as USAID, VSF-Suisse, Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare, Canada, Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Grants, Bimeda Pharmaceutical International, GEF/UNEP, CIDA, IDRC, KAPP, DFID, EU, RUFORUM and CDC, among others.

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