Professor Joanne Meers


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


Dr Meers is a 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


  • Tarlinton, R. E. , Legione, A. R. , Sarker, N. , Fabijan, J. , Meers, J. , McMichael, L. , Simmons, G. , Owen, H. , Seddon, J. M. , Dick, G. , Ryder, J. S. , Hemmatzedah, F. , Trott, D. J. , Speight, N. , Holmes, N. , Loose, M. and Emes, R. D. (2022). Differential and defective transcription of koala retrovirus indicates the complexity of host and virus evolution. Journal of General Virology, 103 (6) 001749. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001749

  • McMichael, Lee, Mclean, Jennefer, Taylor, Jim, Martinez, Yissu and Meers, Joanne (2022). Cleft palate syndrome of the endangered spectacled flying fox. 20th Australasian Bat Society Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 11 - 13 April 2022.

  • Carrai, Maura, Decaro, Nicola, Van Brusell, Kate, Dall'Ara, Paola, Desario, Costantina, Fracasso, Marco, Šlapeta, Jan, Colombo, Elena, Bo, Stefano, Beatty, Julia A., Meers, Joanne and Barrs, Vanessa R. (2021). Canine parvovirus is shed infrequently by cats without diarrhoea in multi-cat environments. Veterinary Microbiology, 261 109204, 109204. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2021.109204

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • P. B. Spradbrow, T. D. Tu and J. Meers eds. (2004). ACIAR Proceedings No. 117. ACIAR Proceedings No. 117, Vietnam, 18-20 August 2003. Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision