About

Professor Bruce Gummow is a registered specialist in Veterinary Preventative Medicine (Epidemiology) and a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health with European certification as a specialist in population medicine. He is also recognised as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine due to his interest in One Health and zoonotic diseases. He is currently heading the section of Veterinary Preventative Medicine at James Cook University.

He holds a dual appointment with the University of Pretoria in South Africa where he is an Extraordinary Professor and has taught for many years at their Faculty of Veterinary Science. He is recognised as a leading scientist in South Africa by the National Research Foundation and is one of their top rated scientists. He is also a registered specialist with the South African Veterinary Council and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

In addition, he Chairs reseach and postgraduate committee in the Discipline of Veterinary Science, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences and is their Academic Advisor for Veterinary Postgraduate Studies. He also serves on several other JCU committees and is a member the Dicipline of Veterinary Science Executive.

His other activities include being an external examiner for the epidemiology Fellowship exams of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and member of the examiners committee for the VPH/VPH management programme at the University of Sydney.

 

EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS

-  97 refereed research papers in quality non-predatory research Journals

-  4 books/book chapters

-  29 posters

-  6 non-referred scientific papers

-  100 presentations at local and international conferences

-  20 invited lectures or congress presentations

-  22 major contract reports for industry

-  22 interactive veterinary epidemiology workshops / courses

-  5 television interviews

-  39 completed dissertations or thesis as supervisor/co-supervisor

Teaching
  • BM2001: Epidemiology (Level 2; TSV)
  • MI3071: Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes (Level 3; TSV)
  • MI5000: Clinical Epidemiology (Level 5; TSV)
  • MI5071: Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes (Level 5; TSV)
  • PP3201: Contemporary Research in Physiology (Level 3; TSV)
  • PP5201: Contemporary Research in Physiology (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5600: Introduction to One Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV2002: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV4002: Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV5040: Epidemiology 1 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5211: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 1/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5212: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 2/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5213: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 3/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5311: Research and Dissertation (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5320: Applied Protocol Writing (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Food Security and Biosecurity in the Tropics. Animal Health Economics and Risk assessment. One Health models for poverty aleviation and gender equality
Experience
  • 2018 to present - Section Head, Veterinary Preventative Medicine (James Cook University, Australia)
  • 2014 to present - Member of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Australia
  • 2013 to present - Full Professor Epidemiology, Veterinary Science (James Cook University, Australia)
  • 2010 to present - Registered Specialist, Veterinary Prventative Medicine (Epidemiology) (Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland, Australia)
  • 2009 to present - Fellow, The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • 2008 to present - Extraordinary Professor, Epidemiology (Facilty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 2005 to present - PhD, University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • 2004 to present - Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health, Specialist in Population Medicine (European Union)
  • 2015 to 2017 - Acting Dean of Veterinary Science, Intermitantly (James Cook University, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2012 - Associate Professor Epidemiology, Veterinary Science (James Cook University, Australia)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Full Professor, Epidemiology (Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 2000 to 2008 - Section Head, Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Risk Assessment (Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 2000 to 2008 - Acring Head of Department, Intermitantly (Facilty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 1995 to 2007 - Associate Professor Epidemiology, Department of Production Animal Studies (Facilty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 1996 to 1999 - Functionl Unit Head, Department of Production Animal Studies (Faculty of veterinary Science, UP)
  • 1996 - Registered Specialist, South African Veterinary Council
  • 1993 to 1995 - Senior lecturer (Epidemiology), Veterinary Public Health (Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 1991 to 1993 - Senior lecturer (Epidemiolgy), Department of Infectious Diseases (Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP)
  • 1989 to 1993 - MMedVet (Pharmacology), University of Pretoria (Pharmacology Distinction)
  • 1988 to 1991 - Researcher, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (Veterinary Toxicology)
  • 1987 to 1988 - BVSc (Hons), University of Pretoria (Clinical Pathology 700; Statistics 101, 102, 103, 104 and Toxicology 700)
  • 1985 to 1987 - Researcher, Ondersepoort Veterinary Institute (Managed two diagnostic bacteriology laboratories)
  • 1983 to 1985 - Veterinary Officer, South African Medical Services (Managed 750 Equine stud unit)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - Veterinarians in Education Research and Academia (VERA) excellence in teaching award presented by the Australian Veterinary Association
  • 2014 - Member of the Epidemiology Chapter of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • 2018 to 2022 - University of Pretoria Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Vincent Simbizi PhD); Investigating pig and poultry trade networks and farming practices in the Eastern Cape Province as a basis for surveillance; $5,000
  • 2018 to 2022 - James Cook University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Gloria Mulenga PhD); The control of bovine and human African trypanosomiasis and the role tsetse endosymbionts play in disease transmission in endemic areas of eastern Zambia; $118,246
  • 2015 to 2020 - Re-certification by the ECVPH and successfully met the requirements to use the title of European Veterinary Specialist™ in Veterinary Public Health, sub speciality Population Medicine.
  • 2017 to 2018 - JCU Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement Grant; Abattoir on the go; $2797
  • 2013 to 2018 - National Research Foundation Grant; $16000
  • 2015 to 2017 - JCU Development Grant; Revisiting Summer Infertility in the Pig: The impact and mitigation of heat stress on sperm DNA integrity, fertilisation potential and early embryo survival; $70,536.00
  • 2013 to 2017 - AusAID Australian Development PhD Scholarship (Chrisborn Mubamba) ; A study of Newcastle Disease and the utilisation of social networks and market chains to enhance Poultry disease surveillance in Zambia; $258,938.00
  • 2013 to 2017 - AusAID Australian Development PhD Scholarship (Santiago Pena); Revisiting Summer Infertility in the Pig: Impact of Climate Change on Sperm Maturation, Fertilization Potential and Early Embryo Survival; $255,083.00
  • 2014 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. • For using ideal timing and practical application in small group settings to change perception and motive and inspire students to adopt para-clinical training.
  • 2010 to 2014 - Australian Aid Public Sector Linkages Grant for Activity 57668 Establishing a Regional Food Animal Biosecurity Network. $556,600.00.
  • 2013 - Dr Rachel Tan, Dr Jackie Picard, Prof Bruce Gummow and Dr Caroline Spelta awarded the 2013 EVA Peter Irwin Literary Award (Sponsored by Virbac Australia)
  • 2012 - The Southern African Society of Veterinay Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine award for service
  • 2008 to 2012 - ACIAR Grant - Animal health surveillance systems for Papua New Guinea - http://aciar.gov.au/project/ah/2006/157 - $812,044.00
  • 2007 - C1 rated scientist with the National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • 2007 - The Southern African Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the field of epidemiology
  • 2006 - South African Veterinary Association Research Award for the best recently published articles
  • 1990 - Director's award for the presentation of the best scientific paper at the biannual scientific meeting of the Veterinary Research Institute
  • 1987 - Director's award for the presentation of the best scientific paper at the biannual scientific meeting of the Veterinary Research Institute
Fellowships
  • 2009 - Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • 2004 - Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health
Memberships
  • 2014 - Member of the Epidemiology Chapter of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • 2013 - Australian Veterinary Assocation
  • 2009 - Founder member and chairman of the National Epidemiology Teaching Group
  • 2004 - Founding member of the Southern African Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • 2002 - Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (UK)
  • 1994 - International Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
  • 1984 - South African Veterinary Association
Publications

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  • A study of Brucellosis in cattle within the Pacific Island Community as a model for disease surveillance and reporting (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • The Control of African Trypanosomiasis and the role Endosymbionts play in Disease Transmission in Endemic areas of Eastern Zambia (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • A study of Newcastle Disease and the utilisation of trade hotspots to enhance community driven syndromic surveillance of poultry diseases in Zambia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Clinical Epidemiology of Sago Haemolytic Disease, and It's Distribution and Determinants among Affected Communities in Western Province, Papua New Guinea (PhD , Associate Advisor)
  • Validation of Metabolisable Protein and Energy SystemsTo Predict Productivity of Meat Goats Fed Tropical Grass, Legumes and protien suppliments.;; (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Laterality as an indicator of immune function and temperament in the horse (Masters , Secondary Advisor/AM)
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