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Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes

Professor, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland

Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães is Professor of Zoonotic Disease Epidemiology and Biosecurity and Director of the Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences. Prof. Soares Magalhaes is a European Veterinary Board Specialist in Population Medicine with extensive national and international research experience in three main areas: spatial epidemiology of zoonotic infections, outbreak response for emerging infectious diseases and risk assessment of animal’s environmental health/biosecurity. A key focus of his team's current research is to develop geographical risk assessment methods to assist disease prioritisation for improved surveillance and risk management in both human and animal populations.

Prof. Soares Magalhães’s team is currently leading the development of a number of nationwide epidemiological data analytics platforms including for zoonotic influenza (WHO SEARO, WHO Nepal), antimicrobial resistance in agribusinesses and the environment (CRC SAAFE) and veterinary clinical data (VARDC and ACARCinom).


  • 2023–present
    Professor, The University of Queensland
  • 2018–2022
    Associate professor, 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)