Researcher biography

Trained as a veterinarian and gained several years of mixed animal clinical experience both in Australia and the UK. Completed a PhD in microbiology co-jointly with the University of Queensland (UQ) and CSIRO Food Science Australia, studying the epidemiology of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli in dairy cattle. Undertook a faculty position at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine for four years in a research-focussed position investigating food-borne disease epidemiology. Returned to Australia in 2005 to a teaching and research position with the UQ School Of Veterinary Science.