I was appointed Principal of the College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2014. Originally I was a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London University (1982) and completed my PhD at James Cook University. I joined Murdoch University in 1998 as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, after an academic position at the Vet School at Universiti Putra Malaysia (in Kuala Lumpur) and completing a residency and registrar appointment at the Veterinary Clinical Centre, University of Melbourne. I’m a combination of veterinary clinician (and registered as a specialist in canine medicine) and veterinary parasitologist – most of my teaching and clinical service has been in companion animal science and all of my research in to do with vector-borne diseases.
In my role as Principal I am responsible for the professional, ethical, and academic affairs of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally I am currently Program Chair of the postgraduate coursework program in Small Animal Practice (Masters) and I co-supervise clinical residencies and research degrees. My clinical interests include infectious and parasitic diseases of dogs and cats and my research is predominantly concerned with vector-borne diseases of animals and people.