About

Professor Bruce Gummow is a registered specialist in Veterinary Preventive 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 veterinary epidemiology 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 is Director of Research Training in the Discipline of Veterinary Science, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences and their Academic Advisor for Veterinary Postgraduate Studies. He also serves on several 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

-  84 refereed research papers

-  4 books/book chapters

-  24 posters

-  6 non-referred scientific papers

-  83 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

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

Teaching
  • BM2001: Epidemiology (Level 2; TSV)
  • MI3071: Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes (Level 3; TSV)
  • MI5000: Biomedical 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)
  • TV2002: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV4002: Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV5040: Epidemiology 1 (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
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
  • 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.
  • 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 - The Southern African Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the field of epidemiology
  • 2007 - C1 rated scientist with the National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • 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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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 95+ research outputs authored by Prof Bruce Gummow from 1986 onwards.

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  • Revisiting Summer Infertility: Impact of Heat Stress on Sperm DNA Integrity, Fertilization Potential and Early Embryo Survival. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Study of Brucellosis in Cattle Within the Pacific Island Community as a Model for Disease Surveillance and Reporting (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Revisiting the Paradigm: Teaching Population-based Subjects in Veterinary Science, Past, Present and Future. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • A Study of Newcastle Disease and the utilisation of Social Networks and Market Chains to Enhance Poultry Disease Surveillance 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)
  • Laterality as an indicator of immune function and temperament in the horse (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Validation of Metabolisable Protein and Energy SystemsTo Predict Productivity of Meat Goats Fed Tropical Grass And Legumes;; (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
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