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Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes

Associate professor, The University of Queensland

Dr Ricardo Soares Magalhaes is Associate Professor in Population Health and Biosecurity at the UQ School of Veterinary Science and Affiliated with the UQ Children’s Health Research Center. Ricardo is an infectious disease epidemiologist with qualifications in both human (PhD) and veterinary public health (DVM MSc DiplECVPH).

He leads the UQ Spatial Epidemiology Laboratory ( a "One Health" medical geography research group at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research program focuses on three main research domains:

1) Spatial epidemiology of zoonotic and neglected tropical infections

2) Outbreak response for emerging infectious diseases

3) Animal health and the environment / biosecurity


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor Population Health & Biosecurity, The University of Queensland
  • 2014–2018
    Senior lecturer Population Health & Biosecurity, The University of Queensland
  • 2012–2014
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2008–2009
    Associate lecturer, The University of Queensland


  • 2013 
    European College of Veterinary Public Health, Diplomate ECVPH (Population Medicine)
  • 2012 
    University of Queensland, PhD Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • 2004 
    University of London, MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases
  • 2002 
    University of Porto, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (070704)