The University of Melbourne
Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology (One Health)
Dr Caitlin Pfeiffer is a veterinarian and epidemiologist based at the Melbourne Veterinary School, University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on emerging infectious diseases and spatial epidemiology in both human and animal health. Having spent 5 years as a farm consultant with The Mackinnon Project, she approaches epidemiology in a practical way focused on real-world decision-making and preventive health. Her recent work includes projects that focus on mapping emerging infectious disease risk, delivering training for capacity building, investigating the health of Australian livestock and wildlife in bushfire response and recovery, and online learning design and delivery. She has strong skills in statistical computing including R and Python, as well as demonstrated capacity in data visualisation, science communication and online learning platforms. Caitlin is subject co-ordinator for the One Health subject, ‘Our Planet Our Health II’ which offers University of Melbourne undergraduates of all disciplines the chance to study detailed case examples of One Health projects from across research disciplines and around the world. She lectures in the Bachelor of Agriculture, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases) programs at the University of Melbourne, as well as contributing to regional capacity-building programs. Caitlin is passionate about learner experience and well-being, digital teaching, and applying classroom knowledge to real-world challenges.