Belen Otero studied veterinary medicine at the University of Valencia and at the University of Bologna before moving to the UK, where she acted as an enforcement officer (O.V.) for the British Veterinary Public Health Force. After successfully completing an MSc degree in Veterinary Epidemiology in London, she joined the Epidemiology and Public Health Group at the Royal Veterinary College, where she was involved in a number of European funded projects. In July 2011 Ms. Otero began her PhD studies in Vetsuisse as part of an SNSF funded project concerned with modelling Echinococcus transmission.
Belen left our group to work at the OIE in Paris.