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Dr Shahista Nisa PhD, BScHon

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Veterinary Science



  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours - Victoria University (2006)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3

Research Outputs


Benschop, J., Nisa, S., & Spencer, SEF. (2021). Still 'dairy farm fever'? A Bayesian model for leptospirosis notification data in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 18(175)
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., Nisa, S.
Nisa, S., Wilkinson, DA., Angelin-Bonnet, O., Paine, S., Cullen, K., Wight, J., . . . Benschop, J. (2020). Diverse epidemiology of leptospira serovars notified in New Zealand, 1999-2017. Pathogens. 9(10), 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Angelin-Bonnet, O., Benschop, J., Nisa, S.
Nisa, S., Bercker, C., Midwinter, AC., Bruce, I., Graham, CF., Venter, P., . . . Wilkinson, DA. (2019). Combining MALDI-TOF and genomics in the study of methicillin resistant and multidrug resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in New Zealand. Scientific Reports. 9(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., French, N., Midwinter, A., Nisa, S.


Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Aberdein, D., Haack, N., Moinet, M., Nisa, S., . . . Heuer, C. (2018). Emerging sources and pathways for leptospirosis. 2018 Conference Proceedings of the Epidemiology and Animal Health Management Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 71 - 72). : 2018 NZVA conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Nisa, S., Vallee, E., Weston, J.
Moinet, M., Wilkinson, D., Nisa, S., Haack, N., Oosterhof, H., Aberdein, D., . . . Benschop, J. (2017). Is mammalian wildlife a source of leptospira infection in livestock in New Zealand?. , 10th International Leptospirosis Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Nisa, S., Vallee, E.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Maryna Sokolova - Doctor of Philosophy
    Changing epidemiology of Leptospirosis in New Zealand, with a focus on the novel strain of Leptospira Borgpetersenii sv Tarassovi.

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