Mark Bosson
Innovation and Technology on Farm: NAIT

 

Mark Bosson is currently the senior technical analyst at OSPRI New Zealand limited (Operational Solutions for Primary Industry) where his key accountabilities are analysis and project work leading to improved disease control and surveillance policy, tool development and assisting with capability improvements.

Mark originally graduated with a veterinary science degree from Massey University and worked in veterinary practice, starting in Opotiki and including work in practices in Victoria, Australia. He worked in largely mixed practice (large animal and small animal) for 13 years before completing a masters in veterinary epidemiology, which is primarily a study of diseases in populations, including study design analysis and surveillance and disease control programme design. Since then he has held positions in State government in Australia,  an MPI exotic disease response and preparedness role and his current position which focuses on all aspects of TB control and now includes utilisation of animal movement (NAIT) data.

His particular interests are in developing tools and techniques to assist with early disease detection through cost effective surveillance systems and decision support tools for implementation of disease control. 

He is particularly interested in the opportunities to work with primary industry organisations to foster partnerships for better use of shared data for creation of early warning systems, risk evaluation and cost effective surveillance and control for a range of disease issues.

Mark lives in Hamilton, where he enjoys the opportunities and lifestyle a large rural town offers him, his wife and four children.

He is a passionate Kiwi who enjoys many sports, has particularly enjoys coaching and supporting his kids teams and tries to maintain some level of fitness through walking, tramping and cycling with friends.