Eloise Stephenson

PhD Candidate, Griffith University

I am a PhD Candidate and Sessional Academic at Griffith 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.


  • 2016–present
    Sessional academic, Griffith University
  • –present
    PhD Candidate , Griffith University
  • 2014–2016
    Research assistant, CSIRO


  • 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


  • 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

  • 2016
    Research Training Program
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Australian Government

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Wildlife Health Australia