• 283 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

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)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, 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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Research Output

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Infectious disease and emergency conservation interventions

    Peters, A., Meredith, A., Skerratt, L., Carver, S. & Raidal, S., 22 Jul 2020, In : Conservation Biology.

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    Open Access
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)
  • Tumor size as a predictor of lymphatic invasion in oral melanomas of dogs

    Carroll, K., Kuntz, C., Heller, J., Peters, A., Rotne, R. & Dunn, A., 15 May 2020, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 256, 10, p. 1123-1128 6 p.

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  • Activities

    • 1 Internal HDR Supervision

    Supervision Research Higher Degree Students

    Marie Bhanugopan (Examiner), , Shawn McGrath (Examiner), , Geoffrey Dutton (Examiner), , Andrew Peters (Examiner), & Michael Friend (Examiner)


    Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringInternal HDR Supervision

    Press / Media

    Source: Museums Victoria/David Paul

    Andrew Peters


    1 item of Media coverage

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    The mystery of the mouse that died of smoke inhalation nowhere near a fire

    Andrew Peters


    7 items of Media coverage

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    PNG's first female vet readies for return to home soil

    Andrew Peters


    1 item of Media coverage

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