A/Professor Navneet Dhand aims to use epidemiological and statistical tools to improve public health and to solve complex problems confronting animal industries. Originally trained as a veterinarian in India, he became a member of the Epidemiology Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2007 and completed his PhD in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2008.
Navneet has successfully led a number of research projects including on equine influenza, Hendra virus, Johne's disease, pinkeye disease and bovine brucellosis. He is particularly interested in zoonotic diseases and provides leadership as a Co-Leader of the Zoonoses Node of the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI).
Navneet is passionate about epidemiology teaching and provides consultancy to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in field veterinary epidemiology training. He has published a book, more than 150 peer-reviewed research articles, about 80 extension education articles and presented at numerous scientific conference, seminars and workshops.