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Dr Sara Burgess

Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences


Contact details

  • Ph: ext 86176
    Location: Hopkirk
    Campus: Turitea


  • PhD - Massey University (2016)
  • MSc - Massey University (2005)
  • BSc - University of Otago (2001)

Prizes and Awards

  • Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award - Fulbright New Zealand (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Thermophillic bacilli

Antimicrobial resistance

Research Opportunities

  • Livestock as a reservoir of multidrug resistance  (01/02/2017) We are seeking a postgraduate student to determine whether livestock may play a role in the transmission of multidrug resistant Enterobacteriaceae in New Zealand.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000): Infectious Agents (060502): Microbial Genetics (060503): Microbiology (060500)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 1
Team Member 2 0

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Leah Toombs-Ruane - PhD
    Is the family pet a risk factor for multi-drug resistance at the Human-Animal interface

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