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I use multidisciplinary approaches (including molecular, serological, quantitative and phylogenetic techniques) to address how infectious diseases are maintained within their hosts and how the process of emergence occurs. More generally, I am interested in how ecological degradation and anthropogenic changes lead to increased pathogen emergence in humans and animals and how multi-disciplinary research can work to improve human and ecological health.
I am a Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellow, particularly interested in developing research programmes that improve public health and wildlife conservation outcomes, which often means working at the interface between disciplines.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Genetics (060400): Host-Parasite Interactions (060307): Infectious Agents (060502):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Microbiology (060500): Molecular Evolution (060409): Population Ecology (060207):
Veterinary Sciences (070700):
Project Title: Unpacking infection spillover dynamics
Date Range: 2016 - 2019
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
Project Title: Food Safety Centre Postdoctoral Salaries (MBIE/MPI)
Date Range: 2015 - 2019
Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Veterinary Public Health