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Dr

Simon Firestone

Senior Lecturer - Vet Epidemiology & Public Health
Veterinary Biosciences
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life sciences & biomedicine
animals
veterinary sciences
australia
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disease outbreaks
male
humans
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Dr

Simon Firestone

 
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Dr

Simon Firestone

 

Simon Firestone graduated from Veterinary Science at Melbourne in 2000, worked in mixed and small animal veterinary practice in Australia, Thailand and the United Kingdom, and as a veterinary and public health epidemiologist developing zoonoses surveillance and investigating outbreaks of foodborne and zoonotic disease with Commonwealth and State Departments of Health in Australia, and the World Health Organization in Indonesia and Cambodia. He completed his Masters of Applied Epidemiology at ANU in 2007 and his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2012 which comprised a series of epidemiological studies into the spread of the 2007 outbreak of equine influenza in Australia.Simon now coordinates and teaches into the online Master of Veterinary Public Health program at the University of Melbourne, teaches into the Science and DVM curriculums on emerging infectious diseases, epidemiological methods and the evaluation of diagnostic test performance.

He also is active in research into the spatio-temporal analysis of disease spread in populations and risk factor studies into outbreaks and zoonotic diseases including Q fever, equine influenza, salmonellosis, Ross River virus and bovine Theileriosis.

Projects

Displaying the 15 most recent projects by Simon Firestone.

15

Projects

Project Types


11

Research Contracts


3

Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 65 most recent scholarly works by Simon Firestone.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Ralph Hood Award for contributions to the national animal health system

Animal Health Australia

2012

Veterinary Science Foundation PhD Excellence Award

University of Sydney

2011

William and Catherine McIlrath Overseas Research Scholarship

University of Sydney

2010

Barrenger Overseas Veterinary Research Travelling Scholarship

University of Melbourne

2020

FATM - Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine


2015

MANZCVS(Epidemiology) - Member of the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer - Vet Epidemiology & Public Health

Veterinary Biosciences

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Sydney

Masters of Applied Epidemiology

The Australian National University

Postgraduate Diploma Epidemiology

University of Melbourne

Bachelors of Veterinary Science

University of Melbourne

Bachelors of Science

University of Melbourne