Beate Conrady

University of Copenhagen & CSH Associate Faculty

Beate Conrady (birth name: Pinior) has been a member of the CSH Associate Faculty since May 2020. Beate was head of the working group „Animal health economics“ at the Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna before she moved to the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science at University of Copenhagen in April 2021.


Beate got her PhD in 2013, as one of the youngest scientists at the University of Bonn, in food science with the main focus on market research and public health. She has received her Venia docendi in Veterinary Public Health at the Vetmeduni Vienna. Previously Beate worked at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Institute of Epidemiology and at the Agricultural Faculty of the University of Bonn, Institute for Animal Science as well as Institute for Food and Resource Economics in Germany.


She was and is a member of international committees and performed consultancy work such as for the European Food Safety Authority EFSA (Italy), the Scientific Committee of the Med-Vet-Net-Association in Europe; the DISCONTOOLS group etc.


In the last years she was guest scientist at the Institute for Epidemiology and Economics of Animal Health at the Toulouse Veterinary School (France) and Food Market Research at the University of Florida (USA). Beate is also one of the leading experts in animal health economics in Austria. She gave numerous invited scientific talks on this topic over the past years and won various scientific awards for her work.


Beate’s work focuses on the epidemiological assessment and economic burden of animal diseases, including market effects, and commodity flow analysis of foods. She is an Associate and Guest Editor for different scientific journals.