BSc BVMS (Hons) PhD Dipl. ACVIM
John completed his BVSc degree at Murdoch University in 1986 and after two years in private practice relocated to the University of California, Davis, where he held positions of Resident, Large Animal Medicine, Lecturer and finally, Clinical Associate Professor. He was appointed as Associate Professor in Bovine Health at the University of Sydney in 2002.
John's research efforts have focused on disease control and enhancing farm productivity through the conduct of epidemiological studies and the development of diagnostic tests and vaccines. Much of this work has been directed at prevention of salmonellosis in intensive ruminant production systems. Current projects include the evaluation of DNA adenine methylase attenuated salmonella vaccines in cattle, a national survey of bovine pink eye in Australia looking at the types and virulence attributes of isolates from around the country, epidemiological studies of environmental mastitis pathogens on NSW dairy farms, and a study evaluating different approaches to assisted reproduction in dairy cattle.