Dr Jenny-Ann Toribio is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Sydney.
Jenny-Ann graduated in veterinary science from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1989 with First Class Honours. She worked in mixed and small animal veterinary practices in Broken Hill, Melbourne and Brisbane prior to completing a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and livestock production at UQ in 1999. The PhD was based in The Philippines investigating smallholder pig management, production and health was the start of her research on smallholder livestock systems in developing countries.
After completing postdoctoral work at UQ, Jenny-Ann was appointed at The University of Sydney where she: has developed the new curriculum in epidemiology for veterinary students; was integral to the establishment of the postgraduate Masters coursework program Veterinary Public Health Management/Veterinary Public Health; and developed components that contribute to hallmark features of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.
Jenny-Ann has predominantly conducted applied research focused on biosecurity, emergency animal diseases and zoonoses in Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and Timor Leste. Recent research of note in Australia includes evaluation of avian influenza risk for commercial chicken farms in New South Wales and risk awareness and risk mitigation practices among horse owners in relation to Hendra virus. Further afield, she has led collaborative research in eastern Indonesia on the evaluation of the risk for highly pathogenic avian influenza and classical swine fever with poultry and pig movement respectively; in Timor Leste on smallholder pig production and health; and in Fiji on evaluation of zoonotic tuberculosis risk for dairy farmers.