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Veterinarian

Riitta Liisa Maijala, Finnish veterinarian.

Background

Maijala, Riitta Liisa was born on August 21, 1961 in Pori, Finland. Daughter of Leo and Aili Keränen.

Education

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki, 1994. Degree in Food Hygeine, University Helsinki, 1999.

Diploma, European College Veterinary Public Health, 2002. Degree in Veterinary Medicine Infectious Animal Diseases, University Helsinki, 2002.

Career

Researcher food department National Veterinary Institute, Helsinki, Finland, 1988—1993, veterinarian pathology department, 1993—1996. Unit head, professor Veterinary and Food Research Institute, 1996—1997, development director, risk analysis, 1998—2001, head risk assessment department, professor, 2001—2005. Lecturer environmental health control Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki University, 2005—2006.

Head executive unit Ministry Agriculture and Forestry, 2006. Head animal health and welfare unit Finnish Food Safety Authority, 2006—2007. Head risk assessment department European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy, since 2007, director risk assessment directorate.

Chair national board zoonoses Ministry Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, 2000—2007, member board agricultural and food research, 2005—2007. Member science committee veterinary public health European Commission, Brussels, 2000—2003. Vice chair science panel biological hazards European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy, 2003—2006.

Vice president European College Veterinary Public Health, 2003—2005, v.p, since 2007, president, 2005—2007.

Connections

Married Jari Maijala, 1985. Children: Lotta Maria, Netta Mariia, Valtteri Matias, Minttu Maria.

father:
Leo Keränen

mother:
Aili Keränen

spouse:
Jari Maijala

children:
Lotta Maria Maijala

Netta Mariia Maijala

Valtteri Matias Maijala

Minttu Maria Maijala