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Postdoctoral research fellow, Stanford University

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University. My primary focus is on disease ecologist, and I have a particular interest in the interactions between vectors, wildlife and people. My current research looks at the role of non-human species in the maintenance and spread of Ross River virus, Australia's most common mosquito-borne disease.

Before undertaking my PhD, I completed my Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Ecology majors) at the University of Queensland, and my Masters of Science (Wild Animal Biology major) at Royal Veterinary College of London, in conjunction with the Zoological Society of London.

My research allowed me to work on human and animal disease systems, conservation, and global food security challenges.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Research scientist, Griffith University
  • 2016–2019
    Sessional Academic, Griffith University
  • 2014–2016
    Research assistant, CSIRO

Education

  • 2019 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2014 
    Zoological Society of London, MSc Wild Animal Biology
  • 2014 
    Royal Veterinary College of London, MSc Wild Animal Biology
  • 2010 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science

Publications

  • 2018
    The non-human reservoirs of Ross River virus: a systematic review of the evidence, Parasites and Vectors. 11(1), 188.
  • 2018
    Leptospirosis – an important zoonoses acquired in work, play and travel, The Australian Journal of General Practice. 40(3): 105-110
  • 2017
    Farming and the geography of nutrient production for human use: a transdisciplinary analysis, The Lancet Planetary Health, 1(1), e33-e42.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Womens' Research Assistance Program
    Role:
    Primary Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Advance Queensland
  • 2016
    Research Training Program
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Australian Government

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Wildlife Health Australia