arunee Siengsanan-Lamont, Jar, graduated a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and completed a Master in Conservation Medicine and a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology at Murdoch University. She was a researcher at the Monitoring and Surveillance Centre for Zoonotic Diseases in Wildlife and Exotic Animals (MOZWE), School of veterinary sciences, Mahidol University where she was involved in Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 outbreak investigations, research and the national surveillance program. She also led a multidisciplinary team to conduct a HPAI H5N1 epidemiology research in wild birds.
Jar later took a technical officer position for the Programme for Strengthening Veterinary Services in South East Asia (PSVS) at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), sub-regional representative for South East Asia, Bangkok office. At OIE, she was involved in the establishment of a regional veterinary laboratory network and veterinary service strategic planning for the Philippines. Jar was a member of the OIE expert team conducting the Timor Leste veterinary service Gap Analysis mission.
Jar has since worked as a private consultant for development projects in the Southeast Asia region with the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok. She was involved in a project focusing on capacity buildings of biosafety and biosecurity in veterinary diagnostic laboratories in Thailand. Prior to joining the Ausvet team, she was a manager of the MORU’s enhancement of zoonotic disease outbreak detection in Lao PDR and Cambodia (CAMNN3) project. The project aims to enhance diagnosis and surveillance capacity and to provide equipment and technical supports for the national veterinary laboratories. Jar’s interests include infectious diseases, zoonoses, epidemiology and One Health.