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Graduated BVSc Massey (1986), PhD Massey (1999)
Broad clinical and geographic experience with domestic species and wildlife. Trend is toward investigation of infectious and epidemic disease in large populations.
•NZ: Viruses of possums – Ph.D (1995-00)
•UK: Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic (2001)
•USA: Chronic Wasting Disease of deer and elk (2001–06)
•AUST: Infectious diseases of poultry (2007-08)
: Husbandry problems of poultry (2007-08)
•NZ: Diagnostic service support – histology (2008-).
Current teaching portfolio:
Medical laboratory science: Histological technique.
BVSc: Aquaculture and Aquaculture special topic (BVSc 5)
Current research portfolio:
Studies into oyster herpesvirus 1 (OSHV-1). Identification of a novel nidovirus associated with wobbly possum disease. Current and emerging husbandry challenges and risks for the New Zealand aquaculture industry.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Aquaculture (070401): Fish Pests and Diseases (070404): Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405): Fisheries Sciences (070400): Veterinary Immunology (070705): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Virology (070712)
Slide based technology. Immunohistochemistry.
Possum virology. Infectious agents in populations. Aquaculture.
Medical laboratory science. Histotechnology