The University of Melbourne
Mark is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at The University of Melbourne, overseeing a research group with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology, spatial epidemiology and diagnostic test evaluation. Trained as a veterinarian, Mark worked for ten years as a clinician in mixed animal practice. Following retirement from practice he completed a Master’s degree in veterinary epidemiology and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology working on the spatial epidemiology of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United Kingdom. Current research projects deal with Q fever in intensively managed dairy goat herds, development of fit-for-purpose surveillance systems to detect incursions of Varroa destructor into Australia, the epidemiology of injuries in racehorses and adaption of the Australian Animal Disease spread model to simulate the spread and control of bluetongue in ruminants.