Researcher biography

Dr Soares Magalhães comes to UQ with an extensive research experience in applying and developing epidemiological methods for a more rational implementation of control strategies for zoonotic infections. He holds qualifications in both veterinary and human public health and has experience in developed and developing country settings investigating the nexus between animal and human health. He has published extensively on the development of geographical models of infectious disease distribution, quantifying the role of spatial variation in socio-economic indicators, such as water, sanitation and hygiene in the spatial distribution of helminth infection of children and associated morbidity and on the role of poultry movement in the geographical spread of avian influenza in humans and animals.