Professor Joanne Meers


School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
+61 7 54601 839


Dr Meers is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Virology in the School of Veterinary Science.

Dr Meers' research has focused on a variety of viruses of veterinary importance including viruses of both domestic and native animal species. Her research interests include viral diseases of livestock in developing countries including Newcastle disease and avian influenza, koala retrovirus, feline immunodeficiency virus and canine parvovirus.


  • PhD, Murdoch University
  • Graduate Dipl Veterinary Pathology, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney


  • Barnes, T. S., Alvaran, P. J., Lantican, T. L. D., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Cameron, D., Meneses, S. M. A., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2018). Using participatory methods to understand the smallholder pig production system in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: Second PENAPH Technical Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (). 10 -12 January 2018.

  • Clark, Nicholas J, Seddon, Jennifer M, Kyaw-Tanner, Myat, Al-Alawneh, John, Harper, Gavin, McDonagh, Phillip and Meers, Joanne (2017) Emergence of canine parvovirus subtype 2b (CPV-2b) infections in Australian dogs. Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases, 58 50-55. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2017.12.013

  • McMichael, Lee, Edson, Daniel, Smith, Craig, Mayer, David, Smith, Ian, Kopp, Steven, Meers, Joanne and Field, Hume (2017) Physiological stress and Hendra virus in flying-foxes (Pteropus spp.), Australia. PLoS One, 12 8: . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182171

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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • ACIAR Proceedings No. 117 (2004) . Edited by P. B. Spradbrow, T. D. Tu and J. Meers. ACIAR Proceedings No. 117, 18-20 August 2003, Vietnam.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision