My PhD studies were done at Glasgow University a very long time ago. The topic was the life-cycles of parasites infecting trout in fish-farms.

I have worked at James Cook University for two blocks of time. The first was in the late 1970s and the second started in 1989. In between those times, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Queensland (in the then Parasitology Dept) and a lecturer in the Zoology Dept at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

  • Evolutionary biology, population genetics, phylogenetics, parasitology, taxonomy and systematics, molecular genetics, genomics, especially mitogenomics.
  • Evolutionary biology, systematics, conservation genetics.
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  • Blair D (2019) Paragonimiasis. In: Digenetic Trematodes. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 1154. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 105-138

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  • Towards a National Strongyloidiasis Control Program: Closing the Gap on Strongyloidiasis in Remote Indigenous Communities. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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