Assoc. Prof. Navneet Dhand

Associate Professor, Veterinary Biostatistics and Epidemiology


1992 BVSc&AH
1995 MVSc (Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology)
2007 PhD & MACVS (Epidemiology Chapter)

Career History:
1995 – 1999 Veterinary Officer, Punjab Government, India.
1999 – 2004 Assistant Professor Epidemiology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India
2007 – Present Senior Lecturer, Veterinary Biostatistics and Epidemiology, The University of Sydney.

Professional Distinctions:
2007 Chris Baldock Award, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology Chapter)

Research Interests:
Originally trained as a veterinarian, Navneet is currently Lecturer in Veterinary Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Coordinator of Veterinary Public Health Management program research projects at the University of Sydney. He has been involved in the design and conduct of epidemiological studies since 1999 and has worked in a range of research areas, particularly risk factor investigation, disease surveillance, outbreak investigations and data analysis.

His PhD contributed significantly to the understanding of risk factors for ovine Johne’s disease in Australian sheep flocks. Navneet was awarded the inaugural Chris Baldock Prize in 2007 for achieving the highest score in the membership examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology Chapter).
Navneet is currently the principal investigator of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) funded research project for epidemiological investigations into the 2007 equine influenza outbreak in Australia. He is also researching public and pig producers’ perceptions of the 2009 pandemic influenza A/H1N1.
Navneet helps Government, industry and public health agencies understand complex issues when serious biosecurity incursions occur when the threat to the public and industry can be sever.

In addition, Navneet provides epidemiological and statistical support to many other projects at the faculty such as control of nodaviral disease in tropical marine finfish hatcheries and Australian National Surveillance System for Animal Health. Navneet has developed many statistical tools for researchers. He has published a book, more than 40- peer-reviewed research articles, about 80 extension education articles and presented at numerous scientific conference, seminars and workshops.

January 2017