- 2015-present: Veterinarian - Disease Risk Analysis and Health Surveillance for Interventions (DRAHS), ZSL, United Kingdom.
- 2012-2015: Veterinarian - Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Sierra Leone.
- 2011-2012: MSc Wild Animal Health, Institute of Zoology and Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom.
- 2011: Veterinarian - sanctuary for orangutans, International Animal Rescue, Indonesia.
- 2010: Veterinarian - sanctuary for native wildlife, AmaZOOnico, Ecuador.
- 2007-2010: Veterinarian - companion animal practice, Beaumont Veterinary Group, United Kingdom.
- 2000-2007: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
The disease and welfare risks associated with the relocation, translocation and/or reintroductions of wild animals
Epidemiology of infectious diseases in wild animal populations.
I am currently working on Disease Risk Analysis and Health Surveillance for Interventions (DRAHS) projects authorised by Natural England.
We are developing methods to analyse the risk of disease to interventions, such as reintroductions, undertaken for conservation purposes, using qualitative analysis and pre-and post-release health surveillance. We work in partnership with Natural England to undertake disease risk analysis (DRA) and post-release health surveillance (PRHS) for the Species Recovery Programme, which conserves native endangered species in England. We investigate the risk of disease to other native species translocation programmes including those run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
The species we work with include the pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae), corncrake (Crex crex), red kite (Milvus milvus), common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius), smooth snake (Coronella austriaca), cirl bunting (Emberiza cirlus), short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus) and wart-biter cricket (Decticus verrucivorus).
- Jaffe, J.E. (2017). Working with great apes during an Ebola outbreak. In J.E. Cooper, & G. Hull (Eds.), Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials (pp. 206-209). London, UK: Academic Press, Elsevier.
- Jaffe J.E., et al. (2016). Wildlife species translocations: disease risk and surveillance. Veterinary Times, 46 (13): 21.
- Jaffe J.E. et al. (2016). Poisoning of Reintroduced Red Kites (Milvus Milvus) in England. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Wildlife Disease Association biennial conference (p.78). Berlin, Germany.
- Jaffe, J.E., et al. (2015). Intestinal Adenocarcinoma in a Montserrat Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax). Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 3(1).
- Jaffe, J.E. (2015). Working in Sierra Leone during the Ebola Outbreak. Veterinary Times, 45 (2): 10-11.
- Jaffe, J.E. (2013). Chimpanzee Veterinarian in Sierra Leone. Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde, 138 (4): 244-5.
- Jaffe, J.E. (2013). Treating Chimpanzees in Sierra Leone was Learning Experience. Veterinary Times, 43 (4): 22-23.
- Jaffe J.E., et al. (2007). Serological survey of leptospirosis in a Dutch primate colony and the local rodent population. In: Erkrankungen der Zootiere. Verhandlungsbericht des 43. Internationalen Symposiums über die Erkrankungen der Zoo- und Wildtiere (pp 257-258). Edinburgh, UK.