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Chiara is Professor in Veterinary Pathology at the School of Veterinary Science (SVS) of the University of Queensland (UQ). She is a board certified specialist veterinary pathologist (Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology), graduated with a DVM from the University of Teramo (Italy) in 2002 and a PhD in Ultrastructural Pathology in 2006. Before joining UQ in 2012, She has been working as an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Pathology at the University of Teramo (Italy).
She has a specific research interest is small animal oncology, in particular canine prostate cancer, veterinary oncoepidemiology and cancer data.
She is coordinator of the first national registry of canine and feline cancers (ACARCinom), co-coordinator of the Global Initiative for Veterinary Cancer Surveillance (GIVCS) committee for the establishment of international standards of veterinary cancer registration and team leader of the comparative oncology theme of the Queensland Alliance of One Health Science.
She is past President of the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology and, within UQ SVS, she has been postgraduate coursework coordinator (2014-2017), HDR coordinator (2017-2019) and Director of Research (2019-2021).
She has received several academic awards, including SVS awards for research excellence (2017, 2021), best lecturer (2021, 2022, 2023), and UQ award for excellence in HDR supervision (2020). She has published more than 100 papers on international journals, 3 book chapters and numerous abstracts in proceedings of national and international conferences.


Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic