Dr. Nigel Perkins
At-Large Director, Region III (Australia, New Zealand, Asia)
Noted epidemiologist Dr. Nigel Perkins is Head of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland.
Dr. Perkins formerly served as Group Leader of the EpiCentre, an internationally acclaimed epidemiology research and consultancy center based within the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Science at Massey University. He joined AusVet, a private epidemiology consultancy company, in 2004, and became a Director of AusVet in 2007. He joined the University of Queensland in February 2016 as Professor of One Health and Academic Superintendent within the School of Veterinary Science. In October 2017 he was appointed as the Head of School of the School of Veterinary Science.
Dr. Perkins has held leadership roles in numerous organizations, including research program manager for the Horse R&D Program within the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), surveillance program coordinator for the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (AB-CRC), and Chief Examiner of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. He is the current Chair of the Thoroughbred Advisory Panel for Agrifutures Australia.
He earned his veterinary degree from the University of Queensland, an MS degree from The Ohio State University and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology from Massey University, New Zealand. He has practiced as a veterinarian in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and has worked as a veterinary academic clinician at university veterinary schools in Australia, the USA and New Zealand.