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


  • Sarker, Nishat, Fabijan, Jessica, Owen, Helen, Seddon, Jennifer, Simmons, Greg, Speight, Natasha, Kaler, Jasmeet, Woolford, Lucy, Emes, Richard David, Hemmatzadeh, Farhid, Trott, Darren J., Meers, Joanne and Tarlinton, Rachael Eugenie (2020) Koala retrovirus viral load and disease burden in distinct northern and southern koala populations. Scientific Reports, 10 1: . doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56546-0

  • Irving, Aaron T., Ng, Justin H. J., Boyd, Victoria, Dutertre, Charles-Antoine, Ginhoux, Florent, Dekkers, Milou H., Meers, Joanne, Field, Hume E., Crameri, Gary and Wang, Lin-Fa (2019) Optimizing dissection, sample collection and cell isolation protocols for frugivorous bats. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, . doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13325

  • Sarker, Nishat, Fabijan, Jessica, Seddon, Jennifer, Tarlinton, Rachael, Owen, Helen, Simmons, Greg, Thia, Joshua, Blanchard, Adam Mark, Speight, Natasha, Kaler, Jasmeet, Emes, Richard David, Woolford, Lucy, Trott, Darren, Hemmatzadeh, Farhid and Meers, Joanne (2019) Genetic diversity of Koala retrovirus env gene subtypes: insights into northern and southern koala populations. Journal of General Virology, 100 9: 1328-1339. doi:10.1099/jgv.0.001304

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  • Doctor 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

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Veterinary Clinical Sci — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision