Professor Ricardo Soares Magalhaes

Professor

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
r.magalhaes@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 827

Overview

Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães is Professor of Zoonotic Disease Epidemiology and Biosecurity and Director of the Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences. Prof. Soares Magalhaes is a European Veterinary Board Specialist in Population Medicine with extensive national and international research experience in three main areas: spatial epidemiology of zoonotic infections, outbreak response for emerging infectious diseases and risk assessment of animal’s environmental health/biosecurity. A key focus of his team's current research is to develop geographical risk assessment methods to assist disease prioritisation for improved surveillance and risk management in both human and animal populations (“geo-One Health”).

Prof. Soares Magalhães’s team is currently leading the development of a number of nationwide epidemiological data analytics platforms including for zoonotic influenza (WHO SEARO, WHO Nepal), antimicrobial resistance in agribusinesses and the environment (CRC SAAFE) and veterinary clinical data (VARDC and ACARCinom).

Research Interests

  • Outbreak response for emerging infectious diseases
    - Geographical management plans for emergency animal diseases. - Determine role of animal movement on outbreak size and geographical propagation of zoonotic infections.
  • Animal health and the environment / biosecurity
    - Design of on-farm / abattoir environmental risk assessment management plans for animal health.
  • Spatial epidemiology of zoonotic and neglected tropical infections
    - Understand geographic co-variation in infection risk in humans and animals. - Determine the role of climate / landscape variation and health behaviour on geographical variation in the efficacy of control strategies. - Mechanistic studies on helminth-associated childhood morbidity.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Control of Infest Dis in Anim, University of London
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

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Possible Research Projects

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