Skip to Content
Our campuses are currently closed to the public. Visit www.massey.ac.nz/coronavirus for our COVID-19 updates
Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 85191
Graduated BVSc Massey (1986), PhD Massey (1999)
Broad clinical and geographic experience with domestic species and wildlife. Trend is toward investigation of infectious and epidemic disease in large populations. The most recent and large scale endeavour has been into vertebral deformity syndromes of farmed King Salmon.
•NZ: Viruses of possums – Ph.D (1995-00)
•UK: Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic (2001)
•USA: Chronic Wasting Disease of deer and elk (2001–06)
•AUST: Infectious diseases of poultry (2007-08)
: Husbandry problems of poultry (2007-08)
•NZ: Diagnostic service support – histology (2008-).
: Aetiology of Wobbly possum disease
: Papillomavirus carriage in the mouths of NZ women, In relation to prevention of cervical cancer and HNSCC
: Immunohistochemistry in relation of enzyme replacement therapy for lysosomal storage diseases.
: Immunohistochemistry in relation to cancer diagnostics. Companion animal models of human oncology. Teaching and diagnostic development
For example, mammary gland tumours, Melanoma, Mast cell tumours, mesenchymal (soft tissue) sarcomas.
: In situ hybridization is relation to identifying the nucleic acid sequences of infectious agents in possums and oysters
: Radiography of salmon in relation to vertebral deformity
: Histopathology of salmon in relation to vertebral deformity
: Biochemical analysis of salmon tissue (collagen) in relation to vertebral deformity.
Current teaching portfolio:
Medical laboratory science: Histological technique.
BVSc: Aquaculture and Aquaculture special topic (BVSc 5)
Massey trained, broadly experienced veterinary scientist and active academic, based at the Turitea campus, I have developed expertise in histology and histotechnology. Training undergraduates for the medical laboratory workforce and managing a histology laboratory has further broadened my engagement with medical sector diagnostics and its support. I have a proactive approach to teaching and curriculum development. It is fortunate that histology lends itself to digital delivery and that my cardiovascular physiology teaching is also well supported by innovative methods. I also teach fish anatomy, aquaria and aquaculture modules to vet students, which aligns with my research.
Currently under review - pls see thumbnail under 'about tab' and check back later
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Aquaculture (070401): Fish Pests and Diseases (070404): Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405): Fisheries Sciences (070400): Veterinary Immunology (070705): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Virology (070712)
Slide based technology. Immunohistochemistry.
Possum virology. Infectious agents in populations. Aquaculture.
Medical laboratory science. Histotechnology