Director – Research & Development
Jeff has an eclectic and diverse background. After graduating science (genetics) and then veterinary science in the early 80s he spent several years in mixed clinical practice before moving on to managing a diagnostic laboratory. The late 80s found him engaged in a broad scale disease eradication program (Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign) in northern Australia and then on to more academic areas gaining experience in molecular biology and immunology. During this period Jeff worked in both the university and corporate R&D sectors in Australia and abroad.
After returning to Australia in 1994 Jeff consolidated and directed his experience into wildlife population health assessment, wildlife management and emerging disease ecology. He has been engaged in those areas ever since. He, along with others, founded the regional Ibis Management Coordination Group (IMCG), the south-east Queensland Wildlife Veterinarians Special Interest Group (WVSIG) and the Mobile Disease Ecology Unit (MDEU). He is a member of the of the Wildlife Disease Association, regularly presents at conferences and is published across a variety of disciplines.
Jeff’s experience makes him ideally suited to support Ecosure projects particularly in the areas of quality control and foundation science. He is also heavily engaged in project design and developing new areas of expertise within the company. Jeff has a keen interest in aviation, has a commercial pilot’s license and is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
“Because life’s not a dress rehearsal”