I completed my veterinary degree (1994) and PhD (2001) at the University of Melbourne. I am currently a Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader of the One Health Research Group at James Cook University. The One Health Research Group uses multidisciplinary approaches to help identify emerging diseases and provide holistic solutions to mitigate their impact. Previously I was a Senior Lecturer within the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at JCU teaching parasitology and epidemiology. Before that I was a Research Associate at the National Wildlife Health Center, USA and the University of Wisconsin. My research interests are in the field of epidemiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases of free-living animals. My research has spanned chytridiomycosis in frogs, scabies in wombats and viruses in Alaskan sea ducks. I currently have over 150 publications.
I work closely with end users to ensure my research will make a difference.
For more information on my papers and national and international awards see my research portfolio.