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Nicholas J Clark

Postdoctoral Fellow in Disease Ecology, The University of Queensland

I am a Lecturer in genetics and molecular epidemiology at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Science. My PhD research focused on describing the evolution and spread of bird malaria parasites. I have since broadened my interests to investigate large-scale patterns in the spread and exchange of a variety of parasites of human and animal health significance.

As an ecologist with expertise in genetics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and invasive species, my research intersects with a range of collaborators across a variety of disciplines. Currently I am leading projects to trace the spread of parasites between domestic pets and wildlife and to develop network models to understand how ecological communities are shaped over time and space.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Disease Ecology, The University of Queensland
  • 2016–2017
    Research assistant, The University of Queensland


  • 2016 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2011 
    James Cook University, Graduate Diploma by Research Methods
  • 2009 
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Bachelor's of Science (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (070704)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Host Parasite Interactions (060307)