Professor Jenny Seddon

Deputy Head of School

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
+61 7 54601 838


Research Interests

  • Summary
    I am a veterinarian and a molecular geneticist. I have established an international reputation in using genetic tools to address ecological questions in support of the conservation of wildlife. I am also interested in disease ecology and using molecular tools to understand the spread of disease and vectors at the urban-rural interface. I am passionate about quality student-centred veterinary education. I teach genetics and genomics and have introduced innovative teaching activities and authentic assessment. I led an OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Veterinary Education Twinning Project that is improving veterinary education at a vet school in Viet Nam, empowering their staff and having flow-on impact in the region. I have wide experience in governance and management, with experience at a School, Faculty and University level, including appointments as Deputy Head of School (2014-current) and Acting Head of School (2017).
  • Conservation Genetics
    My research focuses on the application of genetics and genomics to ecological questions. This includes the distribution of genetic variation across landscapes, the impact of current and historical barriers to gene flow and estimating genetic relatedness and its impact on social systems. Research projects have been based mainly on mammals, including koalas, kangaroos, dugongs, dolphins, giraffe and mongooses, but also on other species, such as the cattle tick.


  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University
  • Master of Science, Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney


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Note for students: Professor Jenny Seddon is not currently available to take on new students.

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