Guillaume Lhermieis a veterinarian by training and obtained a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine at Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (2005), a master’s degree in agricultural economics at Montpellier Supagro (2010), a political sciences diploma at Sciences Po Toulouse (2010) and a PhD in pharmaco-epidemiology and innovation at Université de Nantes (2015).
Guillaume is the director of the Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy, as well as an associate professor of production animal health at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, where he was previously an associate professor in animal health and veterinary public health economics.
Prior to working in the academic field in the USA as an adjunct assistant professor position at Cornell University for two years, Guillaume was associate director of the business unit for food-producing animals and equine for the French affiliate of Vetoquinol, a pharmaceutical company ranked the eighth player globally in animal health for livestock and pets. He also represented the company in several working groups via the European (IFAH) and French pharmaceutical industry syndicates (SIMV) or at a private level.
Guillaume currently serves as an expert in animal health economics for international organizations (FAO, OIE, WHO), national agencies and NGOs. His research interests include planetary health and infectious diseases challenges, the economics of antimicrobial use and resistance at the farm, supply chains and global levels, and sustainability challenges. Guillaume serves as an expert in animal health economics for international organizations, national agencies and NGOs. Guillaume strives to inform policymakers, helping them to design sound, resilient policies.