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PROF Ian Beveridge


  • Parasitology
  • Pathogenesis of intestinal nematode infections in ruminants and ticks
  • Systematics and biology of helminth parasites of marsupials
  • Systematics of cestode parasites of fish



  • Ian Beveridge

    Qualifications: DVSc.(1989)     PhD (1974)  BVSc (Hons) (1970)
    Current position: Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Melbourne. Previous positions held: Senior lecturer and Reader, University of Melbourne (1989-2004), Senior Veterinary Pathologist, Institute of Medical & Veterinary Science, Adelaide and S.A. Dept. of Agriculture (1979-1989); Research Fellow, James Cook University, Townsville (1978-1979); CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (1976); Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (1975,1977).
    Awards and elected positions: Bancroft-Mackerras Medal of the Australian Society for Parasitology (1986), Correspondant" (= Honorary Associate) of the     Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (1988), Verco Medal of the Royal Society of South Australia (1989), President of the Australian Society for Parasitology (1990), Fellow of the Australian Society for Parasitology (2003).
    Research interests: Major research interest: parasites (helminths, arthropods, protozoans) of native mammals, including their systematics, life-cycles, phylogeny and associated pathology. Most publications have been on the helminth parasites of macropodid marsupials. Other research interests: (since 1985) cestode parasites of fish, mainly cestodes and (since 1974) systematics, life cycles and pathophysiology of nematode parasites of domestic ruminants.
    Journal Editorial Boards: Systematic Parasitology, 1986 – present; Australian Journal of Zoology, 1990-2000; International Journal for Parasitology, 1992 -1998; currently Deputy Editor; Annales de Parasitologie humaine et comparée, now Parasite, 1998-present; Angewandte Parasitologie, 1992 – 1997; Folia Parasitologica 1997-present.
    Publication record: Twelve book chapters, eight monographs, 280 papers in refereed scientific journals.   


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Education and training

  • BVSc, University of Melbourne
  • PhD, Institution not known
  • DVSc, University of Melbourne

Awards and honors

  • Royal Society of South Australia, 1989
  • Australian Society for Parasitology, 1986



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