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Andrew is a veterinarian and researcher with expertise in wildlife population health, host-parasite evolution and parasite ecology. He has extensive experience in field research of wild vertebrates in Australia and Papua New Guinea and draws together knowledge of animal health and evolutionary biology to understand how animal pathogens (protists, bacteria and viruses) evolve in natural ecosystems. Andrew has expertise in the processes by which disease can become a threatening process for endangered species and has published on diverse topics relating to wildlife health including toxic invasive plants, novel pathogens, parasite evolution and disease ecology.

Research Interests

  • Clinical pathologies
  • Wildlife population health
  • Conservation biology and ecology
  • Anthropogenic changes to ecosystems
  • Natural ecology of infectious protists
  • Avian biology and ecology

Professional Information

Memberships of Advisory Boards and Panels:

  • Management Committee Member of Wildlife Health Australia (2014-ongoing)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, People, Pigeons and a Parasite: Studies on Columbiformes and Trichomonas, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 16 Dec 2013

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (H1 Honours), The University of Sydney

Award Date: 17 Dec 2004

External positions

Treasurer, Wildlife Disease Association Australasia

10 Jan 2019 → …

Chair, Futures Committee, Wildlife Disease Association

01 Jul 2017 → …

Board Member, Wildlife Health Australia

Feb 2015 → …

Council Member, Wildlife Disease Association

01 Oct 201410 Jan 2019

Chair, Wildlife Disease Association Australasia

01 Oct 201410 Jan 2019


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