Anna Meredith is Professor of Zoological and Conservation Medicine and joined the University of Melbourne in 2018 as Head of Melbourne Veterinary School. Her interests and expertise lie at the interface between animal, human and ecosystem health (One Health), the conservation of biodiversity, and wildlife population health.
Professor Meredith graduated from the University of Oxford (MA Physiological Sciences), University of Cambridge (Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine) and University of Edinburgh (PhD), and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Recognised Specialist in Zoological Medicine and a European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Specialist in Wildlife Population Health. She has over 26 years veterinary clinical, teaching and research experience in wild animal health and welfare, and in her previous role at the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies was Head of the Exotic Animal and Wildlife Unit, Head Veterinary Surgeon for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo, Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes and Associate Dean International. Professor Meredith chaired the UK government's Zoos Expert Committee for 10 years and advised Scottish Government as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.
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Investigating infectious disease threats to the recovery of the European polecat in Britai..
Implications of squirrelpox virus for successful red squirrel translocations within mainla..
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Implications of squirrelpox virus for successful red squirrel translocations within mainland UK
Anthony W Sainsbury, Julian Chantrey, John G Ewen, John Gurnell, Peter Hudson, William B Karesh, Richard A Kock, Peter WW Lurz, Anna Meredith, Daniel M Tompkins
Journal article | 2020 | Conservation Science and Practice
Conservation of genetic uniqueness in remaining populations of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris L.) in the South of England
Emilie A Hardouin, Miguel Baltazar-Soares, Anna-Katarina Schilling, Helen Butler, Oxala Garcia-Rodriguez, Eloise Crowley, Wei-Jun Liang, Anna Meredith, Peter WW Lurz, Jane Forster, Robert E Kenward, Kathy H Hodder
Journal article | 2019 | ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
The Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is an emblematic species for conservation, and its decline in the British Isles exemp..
Detection of humoral immunity to mycobacteria causing leprosy in Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) using a quantitative rapid test
Anna-Katarina Schilling, Anouk van Hooij, Paul Corstjens, Peter WW Lurz, Jorge DelPozo, Karen Stevenson, Anna Meredith, Annemieke Geluk
Journal article | 2019 | European Journal of Wildlife Research
Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris, ERS) in the British Isles are a recently discovered natural host for Mycobacterium lepra..
Assessment of the utility of a commercial calprotectin and lactoferrin rapid test in diagnosis of marmoset wasting syndrome
Anna Meredith, Guillaume Douay, Rina Maguire, Francis Cabana, Mélanie Bethet, Zi Teng Lim
Journal article | 2019 | JZAR, Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research
This study assessed the detection of faecal biomarkers in captive callitrichids affected by Marmoset Wasting Syndrome (MWS), using..
British Red Squirrels Remain the Only Known Wild Rodent Host for Leprosy Bacilli
Anna-Katarina Schilling, Charlotte Avanzi, Rainer G Ulrich, Philippe Busso, Benoit Pisanu, Nicola Ferrari, Claudia Romeo, Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto, Joyce McLuckie, Craig M Shuttleworth, Jorge Del-Pozo, Peter WW Lurz, Wendy G Escalante-Fuentes, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Karen Stevenson, Jean-Louis Chapuis, Anna L Meredith, Stewart T Cole
Journal article | 2019 | FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCE
Assessing a potential non-invasive method for viral diagnostic purposes in European squirrels
David J Everest, Dannielle AR Tolhurst-Cherriman, Hannah Davies, Akbar Dastjerdi, Adam Ashton, Tiffany Blackett, Anna L Meredith, Elspeth Milne, Aileen Mill, Craig M Shuttleworth
Journal article | 2019 | Hystrix : the Italian Journal of Mammalogy
Widespread occurrence of squirrel adenovirus 1 in red and grey squirrels in Scotland detected by a novel real-time PCR assay
Kerstin Wernike, Claudia Wylezich, Dirk Hoeper, Julia Schneide, Peter WW Lurz, Anna Meredith, Elspeth Milne, Martin Beer, Rainer G Ulrich
Journal article | 2018 | Virus Research
Pathological and phylogenetic characterization of Amphibiothecum sp infection in an isolated amphibian (Lissotriton helveticus) population on the island of Rum (Scotland)
Caterina Fiegna, Charlotte L Clarke, Darren J Shaw, Johanna L Baily, Frances C Clare, Alexandra Gray, Trenton WJ Garner, Anna L Meredith
Journal article | 2017 | Parasitology
Red squirrels in the British Isles are infected with leprosy bacilli
Charlotte Avanzi, Jorge del-Pozo, Andrej Benjak, Karen Stevenson, Victor R Simpson, Philippe Busso, Joyce McLuckie, Chloe Loiseau, Colin Lawton, Janne Schoening, Darren J Shaw, Jeremie Piton, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Jesus S Velarde-Felix, Fergal McDermott, Stephen V Gordon, Stewart T Cole, Anna L Meredith
Journal article | 2016 | Science
Serological and molecular epidemiology of canine adenovirus type 1 in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in the United Kingdom
David Walker, Sean A Fee, Gill Hartley, Jane Learmount, Maria JH O'Hagan, Anna L Meredith, Barend M de C Bronsvoort, Thibaud Porphyre, Colin P Sharp, Adrian W Philbey
Journal article | 2016 | SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Limited diversity associated with duplicated class II MHC-DRB genes in the red squirrel population in the United Kingdom compared with continental Europe
Keith T Ballingall, Angeline McIntyre, Zhenzhen Lin, Naomi Timmerman, Erik Matthysen, Peter WW Lurz, Lynsey Melville, Amy Wallace, Anna L Meredith, Claudia Romeo, Lucas A Wauters, Anthony W Sainsbury, Colin J McInnes
Journal article | 2016 | Conservation Genetics
HEMATOLOGIC AND BIOCHEMICAL REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR WILD OSPREY NESTLINGS (PANDION HALIAETUS)
Anna Meredith, Katie Surguine, Ian Handel, Mark Bronsvoort, Philippa Beard, Susan M Thornton, Petra Wesche, Mike Hart, David Anderson, Roy Dennis
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Retrospective detection by negative contrast electron microscopy of faecal viral particles in free-living wild red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) with suspected enteropathy in Great Britain
DJ Everest, MF Stidworthy, EM Milne, AL Meredith, J Chantrey, C Shuttleworth, T Blackett, H Butler, M Wilkinson, AW Sainsbury
Journal article | 2010 | Veterinary Record
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
BSAVA Blaine Award for Outstanding Contributions to Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
FRCVS - Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Head, Melbourne Veterinary School
Melbourne Veterinary School
Eczm Specialist In Wildlife Population Health
Rcvs Recognised Specialist In Zoological Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy
The University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
University of Cambridge
Master of Arts
University of Oxford
Bachelor of Arts
University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Arts
University of Oxford