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Assoc Prof Shamsi's research is focussed on parasites, especially those causing diseases in humans and animals. She started her research career in 1993 as a Research Fellow in the Iranian Fisheries Research Institute (IFRI). In 2002, she received scholarships from the Australian government and University of Melbourne (IPRS and MIRS) to undertake a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology. After completion of her PhD, she worked as the Director and Senior Research Fellow in the Departments of Marine and Freshwater Health and Diseases (IFRI) in Iran, followed by a Post Doctoral at RMIT University, Melbourne. She joined CSU in January 2010.

During her studies, Assoc Prof Shamsi has discovered several new pathogenic species of parasites and strains causing emerging diseases in humans and animals in Australia and worldwide. This led to receiving prestigious awards including a Recognition Medal from the Indian Society for Parasitology (2014) for sustained academic efforts and contributions to advancing the field of research, and an award from the Australian Academy of Science for an International Visit to Japan (2011).

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Parasitology, MPh, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Award Date: 24 Jul 2000

Management, Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management , Charles Sturt University


Education, Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University


Veterinary Parasitology, PhD, University of Melbourne


Biology, Major in Zoology, Bachelor of Science, University of Tehran


External positions

Editorial board, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

2020 → …

Assessor, Australian Research Council (ARC)

2019 → …

Executive Secretary, Australian Society for Parasitology


Section editor, Parasitology Research

2017 → …

Executive member of the council, • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association in Australia

2016 → …

Member of the Council, Australian Society for Parasitology


Editor "World Register of Marine Species", Flanders Marine Institute

2011 → …

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Research Output


Shamsi, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Aquaculture Parasitology. Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference book

  • Aggressive encounters lead to negative affective state in fish

    Rogers, L., Sales, E., Shamsi, S., Kopf, R. K. & Freire, R., 14 Apr 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 4, p. e0231330

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    A preliminary report on the awareness and knowledge of seafood-borne parasitic diseases among medical doctors in Australia

    Seal, A., Harding, C. & Shamsi, S., Feb 2020, In : Parasitology International. 74, p. 1-5 5 p., 101993.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


  • Elsevier Recognition

    Shamsi, Shokoofeh (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award

  • Fresh Science scholarship

    Shamsi, Shokoofeh (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Other distinction


    Ken McKenzie

    Shokoofeh Shamsi (Host)


    Activity: Hosting a visitorAcademic

    Jaydip Suthar

    Shokoofeh Shamsi (Host)


    Activity: Hosting a visitorAcademic

    10th International Symposium on Fish Parasites

    Shokoofeh Shamsi (Invited speaker)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry

    Università di Roma la Sapienza

    Shokoofeh Shamsi (Visiting researcher)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisationAcademic

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Journal)

    Shokoofeh Shamsi (Reviewer)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Press / Media

    Risk associated with consumption of raw seafood

    Shokoofeh Shamsi


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Wagga researcher Leia Rogers publishes study into fish emotions

    Shokoofeh Shamsi


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    New Charles Sturt research shows fish have feelings too

    Shokoofeh Shamsi


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    seafood-borne parasitic diseases

    Shokoofeh Shamsi


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media