1997 Diploma for Graduates
1993 – 2004 University of Otago
2005 – present University of Sydney
After completing his BSc majoring in Zoology, Doug went on to do a Diploma for Graduates with a major in Microbiology. From 1998 – 2000 Doug completed his MSc on tuberculosis in the Disease Research Laboratory at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Staying within the Disease Research Laboratory for his PhD studies, Doug went on to look at experimental infection models for Mycobacterium paratuberculosis which causes Johne’s disease in sheep.
Doug joined the Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health Group in 2005 and is continuing to study the pathogenesis of Johne’s disease in sheep and cattle as well as advising on developing animal models for disease and immunological studies carried out in other species of farmed animals.
Doug also lectures on sheep health to veterinary and animal bioscience students.