BVSc MVS PhD MACVSc - Director
Angus is an Australian epidemiologist with special interest in the areas of surveillance, freedom from disease, health information systems, epidemiological data analysis, geographical information systems, epidemiological training, application of epidemiological techniques in developing countries and data analysis. He works across of a range of species, including human health, livestock and aquatic animals, in Australia and internationally. In addition to numerous consultancies for government, regional and international organisations, he has been a member of two World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) working groups responsible for the development of standards for terrestrial and aquatic animal disease surveillance.
Angus is the author of four books on disease surveillance (Survey Toolbox for Livestock Diseases (1999, translated into 4 languages), Survey Toolbox for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2002, Surveillance (part of the Animal Disease Management Essentials series under publication by the OIE Regional Coordination Unit in Bangkok) and Risk-based Surveillance, a manual for veterinarians under publication by FAO)) as well as a co-author of a number of other books including Data Management for Animal Health (2004) Epidemiological Analysis for Animal Health Policy Development (2004), Animal Disease Surveillance and Survey Systems (2003).
Angus has extensive training experience ranging from advanced workshops on the analysis of surveillance data through to basic survey skills for field officers in developing countries. He speaks French, Thai, Lao and German at varying levels of proficiency.
Angus is currently involved in a number of long-term projects including the development and management of the Australian Q Fever Register, providing epidemological support to the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program.
Angus graduated from veterinary science from the University of Sydney in 1988, and gained his Masters of Veterinary Studies from the University of Melbourne in 1992. He was granted membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in the area of dairy cattle medicine in 1994. He went on to undertake research for his PhD between 1994 and 1998, developing appropriate surveillance systems for use in developing countries, during which he was based in Thailand and Laos. He joined AusVet Animal health Services as a Director in 2000.