School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Richard Bradbury

Phone:      (03) 5327 6584
Email:        r.bradbury@federation.edu.au
Room:       Building 901, level 2
Position:   Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • B Biomed Sci

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Research Supervision

Professional Associations

  • Fellow (Faculty of Science), The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Fellow, Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • Fellow, Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Australian Society for Parasitology
  • Member, American Society for Parasitology
  • Editorial Board: Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Fellow, The Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Research Interests

Richard’s research areas of interest are focused on zoonotic disease, with particular reference to parasites.  Richard’s work is varied within these fields, including diagnostics, epidemiology and pathogen discovery. Richard works on all parasitic diseases affecting humans, but also has involvement in research on veterinary parasitology, vector-borne diseases and other zoonoses. Richard applies modern and traditional techniques such as microcopy, serology, PCR and next generation sequencing/bioinformatic techniques to develop new diagnostics and to answer important questions about the transmission, molecular epidemiology, prevalence and distribution of these diseases.

Publications (last 5 years)

Book Chapters

Bradbury RS, Herwaldt B. 2019. Section VIII:C – Parasitic agents. In: Meecham P & Wilson D (ed): Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 6th Edition. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In press

Bradbury RS, Hobbs C, 2020. Toxocara Seroprevalence in the USA and its impact for individuals and Society. In: Bowman, DD (ed). Advances in Parasitology: Toxocara and Toxocariasis. Vol. 109. Cambridge, MS: Elsevier Academic Press. In press.

Bradbury RS, Dubray C, Won K, Cantey P. 2020. Vectorborne Filariases. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education. In press.

Bradbury RS. 2020. Hookworm Disease: Necatoriasis and Ancylostomiasis. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education. In press.

Bradbury RS, Handali S. 2020. Taeniasis and Cysticercosis. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education. In press.

Sapp SGH, Roy S, Bradbury RS. 2020. Zoonotic Cestode Infections. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education  . In press.

Bradbury RS, Secor WE. 2020. Schistosomiasis. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education. In press.

Bradbury RS, Sapp SGH, Kamb M, Hotez P. 2020. Intestinal Nematode Infections. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education. In press.

Sapp SGH, Montgomery S, Bradbury RS. 2020. Tissue Nematode Infections. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education. In press.

Sapp SGH, Kamb M, Bradbury RS. 2020. Foodborne Trematodes. In: Hotez PJ, Lynfield R (eds): Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th edition. McGraw Hill Education In press.

Bradbury RS. 2019. Hookworm. In: Healey E. (ed): Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. In press.

Bradbury RS. 2019. Ascariasis. In: Healey E. (ed): Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. In press.

Bradbury RS. 2019. Trichuriasis. In: Healey E. (ed): Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. In press.

Sapp SGH, Bradbury RS. 2019. Larva Migrans. In: Healey E. (ed): Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  . In press.

Qvarnstrom Y, Bishop H, Bradbury RS. 2019. Babesiosis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 48-51.

Bradbury RS. 2019. Dracunculiasis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 161-163.

Mathison B, Bradbury RS, McAuliffe I, Herwaldt B, Handali S. 2019. Echinococcosis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 166-170.

Bradbury RS. 2019. Hookworm. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 306-308.

Sapp S, Handali S, Bradbury RS. 2019. Larva Migrans. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 332-343.

De Almeida M, Bradbury RS. 2019. Leishmaniasis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 347-351

Bradbury RS, Bishop HS, Talundzic E. 2019. Malaria. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 379-383.

Bradbury RS, McAuliffe I, Handali S. 2019. Paragonimiasis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 438-440.

Bradbury RS. 2019. Strongyloidiasis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 566-569.

Jones JL, Rivera H, Bradbury RS. 2019. Toxoplasmosis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 586-592.

Bradbury RS, Kines KJ. 2019. Trichinellosis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 596-599.

Bradbury RS, Benedict T, Rivera H. 2019. Trypanosomiasis. In: Wilcke BW, Heyman DL (eds): Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice. American Public Health Association, Washington D.C. pp. 603-608.

Bradbury RS, Traub R. 2016. Hookworm Infection in Oceania. In: Loukas A (ed): Neglected Tropical Diseases, Volume 6: Oceania. Springer International Publishing. pp. 33-68.

Sapp SGH, Bradbury RS. 2020. The forgotten exotic tapeworms: A review of unusual zoonotic cyclophyllidean cestodes (review). Ahead of print in: Parasitology

Refereed Articles

Bradbury RS#, Travers Gustafson D, Sapp SGH, Boyce M, Iwen P, Herrera V, Fox M, Ndubuisi M, De Almeida M, Bishop HS. 2020. Another case of human conjunctival infestation with Thelazia gulosa and a review of T. gulosa in North America. Clinical Infectious Diseases 70:518-520

Armstrong GL, MacCannell DR, Gwinn M, Taylor J, Carleton HA, Neuhaus EB, Bradbury RS, Posey JE. 2019. Pathogen genomics in public health (review). The New England Journal of Medicine 381:2569-2580

Gyawali N, Taylor‐Robinson AW, Bradbury RS, Aaskov JG. 2020. Infection of Western Gray Kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus) with Australian Arboviruses Associated with Human Infection. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 20:33-39

Sapp SGH, Kaminski M, Abdallah M, Quale J, Bishop HS, Fox M, Ndbuisui M, Bradbury RS. 2019. Percutaneous emergence of Gnathostoma spinigerum following praziquantel treatment. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 4:145

Gyawali N, Taylor‐Robinson AW, Bradbury RS, Pederick W, Faddy HM, Aaskov JG. 2019. Neglected Australian Arboviruses associated with undifferentiated febrile illnesses. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:2818

Barratt J, Lane M, Talundzic E, Richins T, Robertson G, Formenti F, Pritt B, Verocai G, Nascimento de Souza J, Matos Sores N, Traub R, Buonfrate D, Bradbury RS#. 2019.A global genotyping survey of Strongyloides stercoralis and Strongyloides fuelleborni using deep amplicon sequencing. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13: e0007609

Beknazarova M, Barratt J, Bradbury RS, Lane M, Wiley H, Ross K. 2019. Detection of classic and cryptic Strongyloides genotypes by deep amplicon sequencing: A preliminary survey of dog and human specimens collected from remote Australian communities. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13: e0007241

Darboe S, Okomo U, Muhammad A, Ceesay B, Jallow M, Usuf E, Tweed S, Akpalu E, Kwambana-Adams B, Antonio M, Bradbury RS, Forest K, De Silva T, Lawal BJ, Nwakanma D, Secka O, Roca A. 2019. Community-acquired invasive bacterial infections in urban Gambia, 2005 – 2015: a hospital-based surveillance. Clinical Infectious Diseases 69:S105-S113

Barratt JLN, Park S, Nascimento FS, Hofstetter J, Plucinski M, Casillas S, Bradbury RS, Arrowood MJ, Qvarnstrom Y, Talundzic E. 2019.Genotyping genetically heterogeneous Cyclospora cayetanensis infections to complement epidemiological case linkage. Parasitology 146:1275-

Bradbury RS#. 2019.Ternidens deminutus revisited: A review of human infections with the false hookworm. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 4:106

Sapp SGH, Alhabshan RN, Bishop HS, Fox M, Ndbuisui M, Snider C, Bradbury RS. 2019.Ocular trematodiasis caused by the avian eye fluke Philophthalmus in southern Texas. In press in: Open Forum in Infectious Diseases 6:ofz265

Darboe S, Dobreniecki S, Jarju S, Jallow M, Mohammed NI, Wathuo M, Ceesay B, Baso Roy R, Okomo U, Tweed S, Bradbury RS, Forest K, Lawal BJ, Nwakanma D, Secka O. 2019.Prevalence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) in community-acquired clinical Staphylococcus aureus in an urban Gambian hospital:  a 10-year period retrospective pilot study. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 9:170

Watts MR, Kim R, Ahuja V, Robertson G, Sultana Y, Wehrhahn M, Bradbury RS, Gilbert GL, Lee R. 2019. Comparison of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for the detection of Strongyloides in different specimen matrices. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 90:306-311

Gyawali N, Taylor‐Robinson AW, Bradbury RS, Hugo L, Huggins D, Lowry K, Aaskov JG. 2019.Identification of the source of blood meals in mosquitoes collected from north-eastern Australia. Parasites & Vectors 12:198

Inagaki K, Kirmse B, Bradbury RS, Moorthy RS, Arguello I, McGuffy CD, Tieu B, Hobbs CV. 2019. Ocular Toxocariasis: A report of three cases from the Mississippi Delta. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100:1223-1226

Sapp SGH, Bradbury RS, Bishop HS, Montgomery S. 2019. Regarding: A common source outbreak of anisakidosis in the United States and postexposure prophylaxis of family collaterals. (correspondence). The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100:762

Bradbury RS#, Roy S, Ali I, Morrison JR, Waldner D, Hebbeln K, Aldous W, Jepson R, Delavan HR, Ndubuisi M, Bishop HS. 2019. Cervicovaginal co-colonization with Entamoeba gingivalis and Entamoeba polecki in association with an intrauterine device (case report) The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100:311-313

Dickson BJR, Graves PM, Aye NN, New TW, Tun TW, Win SS, Shwe M, Douglass J, Bradbury RS, McBride WJ. 2018. The prevalence of lymphatic filariasis infection and disease following six rounds of mass drug administration in Mandalay Region, Myanmar. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12, e0006944

De Almeida M, Bishop H, Nascimento F, Mathison B, Bradbury RS, da Silva A. 2018. Multiplex TaqMan qPCR assay for specific identification of encapsulated Trichinella species prevalent in North America.  Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 113: e180305

Flaherty B, Talundzic E, Kines K, Olsen CA, Sheth, M, Bradbury RS#. 2018. Restriction enzyme digestion of host DNA allows universal detection of parasitic pathogens in blood via next generation sequencing. Microbiome 6:164

Zhang Y, Koehler AV, Wang T, Robertson GJ, Bradbury RS, Gasser RB. 2018. Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotypes in people with gastrointestinal disorders in Queensland and Western Australia. In press in: Infection Genetics and Evolution 65:293-299

Liu EW, Schwartz B, De Vincenzo J, Maves R, Palazzi D, Meyer C, Custodio H, Braza M, Al Hammoud R, Rao S, Qvarnstrom Y, Yabsley MJ, Bradbury RS, Montgomery SP. 2018. Rat Lungworm Infection Associated with Central Nervous System Disease in the Continental United States — Eight States, January 2011–January 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 67:825-828

Breedlove B, Bradbury RS. 2018. A Worm’s Eye View. Emerging Infectious Diseases 24: 1602-1603

Sapp S, Yabsley M, Bradbury RS#. 2018. Abnormal Helminth Egg Development, Strange Morphology and the Identification of Intestinal Helminths (review). Emerging Infectious Diseases 24: 1407-1411

Nabwera HM, Bernstein RM, Agbla SC, Moore SE, Darboe MK, Jallow AT, Bradbury RS, Karafin, J, Fulford AJ, Prentice AM. 2018. Hormonal correlates and predictors of nutritional recovery in malnourished African children. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 64:364-372

Bradbury RS#, Harrington H, Kekeubata E, Esau D, Esau T, Kilivisi F, Harrington N, Gwala J, Speare R, McLaren D. 2018. High intensity focus of ascariasis on two densely populated coral atolls in the Solomon Islands and the role of seawater in the transmission of Ascaris lumbricoides. Transactions of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 112:193-199

Page W, Judd J, Bradbury RS#. The unique life cycle of Strongyloides stercoralis and implications for public health action. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease in press 3:53

Bradbury RS#, Breen KV, Bonura EM, Hoyt JW, Bishop HS. 2018. Conjunctival infestation with Thelazia gulosa. A novel agent of human thelaziasis in the United States (case report). The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98:1171-1174

Chalada M, Vincent G, Stenos J, Barker D, Bradbury RS#. 2018. A molecular survey of tick-borne pathogens in Central Queensland, Australia. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 18:151-163

Hamilton H, Pontiff KL, Bolton M, Bradbury RS, Mathison BA, Bishop H, De Almeida M, Ogden BW, Barnett E, Rastanis D, Klar AL, Uzodi A. 2018. Trichomonas vaginalis brain abscess in a neonate (case report). Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66:604-607

Robertson G, Koehler AV, Watts M, Gasser RB, Norton R, Bradbury RS#. 2017. Application of PCR-based tools to explore Strongyloides infection in people in parts of Northern Australia. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2:62

Gillespie S, Bradbury RS#. 2017. A survey of intestinal parasites of domestic dogs in Central Queensland. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2:60

Gyawali N, Bradbury RS, Aaskov JG, Taylor‐Robinson AW. 2017. Neglected Australian arboviruses and undifferentiated febrile illness: Addressing public health challenges arising from the ‘Developing Northern Australia’ government policy. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2150

Gyawali N, Bradbury RS, Aaskov JG, Taylor‐Robinson AW. 2017. Neglected Australian arboviruses: quam gravis? (invited review). Microbes and Infection 19:388-401

Pretrick M, Melrose W, Chaine JP, Canyon D, Graves P, Bradbury RS#. 2017. Identification and control of an isolated focus of lymphatic filariasis on Satawal Island, Federated States of Micronesia. Tropical Medicine and Health 45:17

Bradbury RS#, Hii SF, Harrington H, Speare R, Traub R. 2017. Ancylostoma ceylanicum hookworm in the Solomon Islands. Emerging Infectious Diseases 23:252-257

Ross K, Bradbury RS, Garrard T, O’Donahoo F, Shield J, Page W, Miller A, Robertson G, Judd J, Speare R. 2017. The National Strongyloides working group in Australia ten workshops on: commendations and recommendations (commentary). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 41:221-223

Gyawali N, Bradbury RS, Taylor‐Robinson AW. 2016. The epidemiology of dengue infection: harnessing past experience and current knowledge to support implementation of future control strategies (review). Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 53:293-304

Gyawali N, Bradbury RS, Taylor‐Robinson AW. 2016. Do neglected Australian arboviruses pose a global epidemic threat? (correspondence). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 40:596

Mathison BA, Bishop HS, Sanborn CR, dos Santos Souza S, Bradbury RS. 2016. Macracanthorhynchus ingens infection in an 18-month-old child in Florida: a case report and review of acanthocephaliasis in humans (case report and review). Clinical Infectious Diseases 63:1357-1359

Inglis TJ, Bradbury RS, McInnes RL, Frances SP, Merritt AJ, Levy A, Nicholson J, Neville PJ, Lindsay M, Smith DW. 2016. Deployable molecular detection of arboviruses in the Australian outback. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 95: 633-638

Theunissen C, Bottieau E, Van Gompel A, Siozopoulou V, Bradbury RS. 2016. Presumptive Gnathostoma binucleatum - infection in a Belgian traveller returning from South America. (case report) Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 14:170-171

Koehler AV, Spratt DM, Norton R, Warren S, McEwan B, Urkude R, Murthy S, Robertson T, McCallum N, Parsonson F, Bradbury RS*, Gasser R. 2016. More parasitic myositis cases in humans in Australia, and the definition of genetic markers for the causative agents as a basis for molecular diagnosis. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 31:69-75

Gyawali N, Bradbury RS, Taylor-Robinson AW. 2016. The global spread of Zika virus: is public and media concern justified in regions currently unaffected? (commentary). Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 19:1

Speare R, Bradbury RS, Croese J. 2016. Ancylostoma ceylanicum in an Australian soldier returned from the Solomon Islands. (case report) Korean Journal of Parasitology 54:533-536

Chalada M, Stenos J, Bradbury RS#. 2016. Is there a Lyme-like Disease in Australia? Summary of the findings to date. (review). One Health 2:42-54

Champion AC, Houston NK, Bradbury RS, Reid DW. 2016. Preliminary feasibility and modelling of a liquid matrix Dictyostelium discoideum virulence assay for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. British Journal of Biomedical Science. 27:1-5

Sheorey H. Bradbury RS#, 2016. Parasitic infections: overlooked, under-diagnosed and under-researched. (invited editorial). Microbiology Australia 37:3

Watts M, Robertson G. Bradbury RS#, 2016. The laboratory diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis. (invited review). Microbiology Australia 37:4-9

Bradbury RS#, Graves P, 2016. Current WHO protocols for mass drug administration in helminth control. (invited review) Microbiology Australia 37:10-12

Gyawali N, Bradbury RS, Taylor-Robinson AW, 2016. Knowledge, attitude and recommendations for practice regarding dengue among the resident population of Queensland, Australia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 6:360-366

Grants (last 5 years)

Total Awarded: $33,000.

1)         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) Office of Advanced Molecular Detection “Advanced Molecular Detection of Parasitic Pathogens”, 5 years, USD $1,447,071. Principal investigator, 2018.

2)         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) Office of Advanced Molecular Detection “Genotyping Method for Cyclospora cayetanensis”, 3 years, USD $982,116. Principal investigator, 2018.

3)         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) Office of the Associated Director for Laboratory Safety and Science “Evaluating methods for inactivating parasitic helminths in fecal specimens”, 1 year, USD $119,373, Principal investigator, 2017.

4)         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) Office of Advanced Molecular Detection “Advanced Molecular Detection of Parasitic Pathogens”, 3 years, USD $697,213, Principal investigator, 2016.

Research Higher Degree Completions (last 5 years)

2014-2018     Narayan Gyawali, Ph.D. Thesis title: The Transmission Cycle of Australian Arboviruses. Central Queensland University

2015-2016    Melissa Chalada, B.Med.Sci (Hons). Tick borne Diseases in Central Queensland. Central Queensland University

2011 Cate Kube, B.Med.Sci (Hons). Epidemiology of Giardiasis in Tasmania. University of Tasmania