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Rebecca Traub

Professor In Veterinary Parasitology
Veterinary Biosciences
Molecular diagnosis
Epidemiology
Parasitology
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
parasitology
humans
dogs
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Prof

Rebecca Traub

 
Division
Veterinary And Agricultural Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Veterinary Public Health
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Prof

Rebecca Traub

 

Rebecca graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1997 and worked in small animal practice in Perth till 2002. In 2000 she commenced her PhD on canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in tea-growing communities in Assam, India for which she was awarded the John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize by the Australian Society for Parasitologists Inc.

In 2004, Rebecca was the recipient of a 3 year ARC Industry Postdoctoral Fellowship which allowed her to extend her research on canine parasitic zoonoses to Thailand.

In 2006 Rebecca gained employment as a Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the School of Veterinary Science, UQ and widened her research interests into the development and application of molecular epidemiological and diagnostic tools to unravel public health risks posed by a range of direct, food-borne and vector-borne parasitic zoonoses.

Rebecca has published over 130 peer reviewed papers, cited over 5,000 times (h index 39) and invited book chapters on the epidemiology, zoonotic potential and geographical distribution of parasites of veterinary and public health importance in Asia and Australia. She has supervised fifteen research higher degree students to completion. Her research expertise been formally recognized through consultations for the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, Food and Agricultural Organisation, the Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry, and not-for-profit organisations.
Rebecca is the Founding Director of the Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites (TroCCAP), a non-for-profit organisation whose mission is to independently inform, guide and make best-practice recommendations to veterinarians and allied health professionals for the diagnosis, treatment and control of companion animal parasites in the tropics and sub-tropics, with the aim of protecting animal and human health. In 2019, Rebecca was the recipient of the Bancroft-Mackerras Medal by the Australian Society for Parastiology in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field.

Projects

Displaying the 23 most recent projects by Rebecca Traub.

23

Projects

Project Types


12

Research Contracts


9

Research Grant


2

Internal Research Grant


Additional Information

Australian Research Council – Linkage Grant (Bayer Animal Health)
2004-2008
Chief Investigator and Australian Postdoctoral Fellow Industry
Industry Partner Bayer HealthCare, Animal Health Division, Leverkusen, Germany
The epidemiology of canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in different community settings in Thailand

Funding Body University of Queensland New Staff Start-Up
2007-2008
Principal Investigator
The epidemiology of cystic echinococcosis in Maharashtra, India

Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre
2008-2011
Principal Investigator
Risk assessment and surveillance of non-encapsulated Trichinella spp. in mainland Australia

Funding Body University of Queensland Early Career Researcher Grant
2008-2010
Principal Investigator
Unravelling the enigma of recurrent blastocystosis in symptomatic patients in Queensland

Bayer HealthCare, Animal Health
2008-2011
Principal Investigator
Companion Animal Health in India

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
2009-2013
Chief Investigator
Improvement and Diversification of Sweetpotato-Pig Production Systems to Support Livelihoods in Highland Papua and West Papua, Indonesia

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, Australia
Principal Investigator
2010
The epidemiology of canine vector borne diseases in SE Queensland

Australian Research Council -Linkage – SeaWorld and Vet Marti (UQ)
2011-2014
Chief Investigator
Investigation of Neurological Trematode Infections in Marine Turtle Populations in Queensland: Effective Monitoring and Management of Marine Ecosystem Health.

National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project
2011-2014
Chief Investigator
A cluster RCT of the impact of a community-based hygiene and sanitation programme on infection with intestinal parasites following mass albendazole chemotherapy in Timor-Leste

Meat Livestock Australia
2011-2012
Principal Investigator
Project title Cysticercus bovis – enhanced classification of suspect lesions at post- mortem

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, Germany
Role Principal Investigator
2011-2012
Project title Exploring the role of canines as potential reservoir hosts for Rickettsia felis

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Bancroft-Mackerras Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Parasitology

Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.

2005

John Federik Adrian Sprent Medal

Australian Society for Parasitologists Inc.

2004

Murdoch University Prize for Best Animal-Based Research Oral Presentation

Australian Society for Medical Research

2003

Dean‟s Prize for best Research Higher Degree oral seminar

Murdoch University, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

2003

Travel Award for Conference Attendance to New Orleans, USA

World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

2003

Best Student Research Poster for Diagnostics and Best Overall Poster in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Murdoch University, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

2001

Student Prize Winner for Best Research Oral Presentation

Australian Society for Parasitologists Inc.

2001

PhD - Industry Scholar

Bayer Animal Health, Leverkusen, Germany

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Professor In Veterinary Parasitology

Veterinary Biosciences

Australian Veterinary Association

Australian Veterinary Association

Founding Director And Executive Secretary

Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites Ltd. (TroCCAP)

Active Member

Vets Beyond Borders

Active Member

Australian Society of Parasitology Inc.

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Murdoch University

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Murdoch University

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology)

Murdoch University

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