Dr Hernández-Jover is a Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences, and member of the Gulbali Institute at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga.
Dr Hernández-Jover has over fifteen years of experience working as a veterinary epidemiologist in Australia, is a member of the Epidemiology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of Veterinary Scientists and was the president of the Chapter during 2018-2019. Her main interests and current research focus on biosecurity, disease surveillance and risk analysis methods applied to infectious animal diseases and public health.
She completed her PhD in 2006 in Spain on livestock traceability. In 2006, Marta joined the University of Sydney as an Epidemiology research fellow working on traceability, biosecurity, disease surveillance and risk analysis. Marta started at CSU in 2012, where she teaches epidemiology, public health and food safety to veterinary students. She has led and contributed to research on biosecurity and disease surveillance among livestock producers in Australia, investigating implementation of and drivers for engagement with biosecurity and animal health management practices.
In 2016, Marta was awarded the CSU Vice-Chancellor individual award for Research Excellence. Prof Hernandez-Jover has published over 90 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has attracted over $3.4M external research funds.