Rose Hosking

BVetBiol and BSc (Honours) Population Health
PhD Candidate


Rose has a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology from the University of Sydney. While training to become a veterinarian Rose found she had an interest in population health and statistics and was introduced to epidemiology. Consequentially, she exited veterinary school and completed an Honours in Population Health at RSPH under the supervision of Dr Aparna Lal.

Her Honours project explored the environmental, socio-economic and demographic factors associated with the spread of waterborne diseases.  To continue training in this field Rose is undertaking a PhD at RSPH. The PhD project is part of the development of an assessment tool for climate change and health risks in Pacific Island Countries. Rose will be involved in identifying priority health issues, assembling health data and developing models and software. 

Rose values creativity, collaboration, and opportunity across her academic, professional and personal life.


Research interests

  • Zoonoses and OneHealth

  • Emerging infectious diseases 

  • GIS and Spatial epidemiology 

  • Waterborne disease epidemiology