School of Health and Life Sciences

Animal health, ecology and diagnostics

Research within this group is focused on using cutting edge technology and innovative science with direct applications to human and animal health and biotechnology. Incorporating proteomic and genomic technologies, we aim to gain a better understanding of the disease processes during infections and develop practical solutions such as novel vaccines, diagnostics and drug targets. The discovery and translation of biologically important biomarkers in animals of economic importance is hoped to transform the management of these diseases.

News and events

FedUni researcher seconded to Agribusiness Gippsland

Agribusiness Gippsland (AGI), in partnership with Federation University Australia, has announced that Veterinary Science Lecturer, Dr Danielle Auldist, has been seconded to the role of Executive Officer of AGI. Read FedNews article

Group members

NameArea of research
Dr David Bean Infectious diseases; antibiotic resistance
Dr Andrew Greenhill Veterinary microbiology; zoonotic transmission
Dr Fiona Hogan Non-invasive DNA profiling of wild animals
Assoc Prof Jennifer Mosse Animal virology; Population genomics
Assoc Prof David Piedrafita Immunoparasitology; DNA vaccines
Prof Mark Sandeman Parasitology; Veterinary diagnostics
Assoc Prof Wendy Wright Biodiversity in production environments
Ms Meagan DewarWildlife microbiome and disease surveillance
Dr Danielle AuldistFarming systems, ruminant nutrition and lactation physiology, animal health and disease
Dr Sarah PrestonParasitology, veterinary diagnostics and veterinary drug design and development
Dr Lara WakelingFood science, food analysis, food chemistry
Geraldine JonesBusiness Development Consultant