I graduated as a bachelor of biology in 1999. Following this I studied veterinary medicine and graduated as doctor in veterinary medicine (DVM) in 2004 from Liege University (ULg, Belgium). During this period I developed a particular interest in functional anatomy, especially for the locomotor apparatus.

From 2001 to 2004 I developed a multimedia tool on Equine Anatomy in the anatomy division of Professor Bernard Collin. This project was awarded in 2004 by two prices (Prince Laurent Foundation and Equine Research and Welfare Foundation).

In 2004 I worked at the University of Liege as research and teaching assistant (assistant état) and started a PhD on the equine biomechanics supervised by Professors Didier Serteyn, Bernard Collin (Veterinary faculty, Ulg), Adrien Magnee (Applied Sciences Faculty, Ulg) and Jean-Marie Denoix (CIRALE-Alfort, France).  Two research axes have been developed: one addressing the study of dynamic pressure constraints (articular contact force) affecting horses’ digital extremities, and the other addressing the study of frictional viscous dynamic constraints of the cartilage-synovial fluid-cartilage relationship. My PhD, entitled “study of equine articular biomechanics by tribometry and inverse dynamic analysis” was awarded in 2010.

 In 2010-2011 I worked as demonstrator in the Anatomy division of the Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of London supervised by Professors Nigel Goode and Neil Stickland.

I joined James Cook University in 2012 to establish and run the Comparative Anatomy in Veterinary Sciences.

I currently teach:  comparative gross anatomy (locomotor apparatus, nervous apparatus, circulatory apparatus, digestive apparatus, urogenital apparatus, respiratory apparatus, integumental apparatus, endocrine system), topographical anatomy (horse, ox and dog).  My teaching is a blended approach. It includes: lectures (live in person and online videorecords), practicals (live in person and online videorecords), online formative quizzes, DP (dissection project) and PBL (problem based learning). 

I mentor our veterinary anatomy demonstrators.

I prepare various veterinary anatomy prosections.

My current research interests are closely linked to the teaching activity: development of new blended teaching resources; comparison of traditional integrated teaching and blended teaching (students' performances and cognitive load).


  • TV1101: Introduction to Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV2001: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • Project in 2007-2009 : Ex-vivo model of the cartilage-cartilage contact in the synovial joint and study of the dynamic viscous frictional constraints. Project in 2009-2011: In-vivo model of the cartilage-cartilage contact in the synovial joint and study of the dynamic articular constraints. Project in 2011-present: Effect of different horseshoeing styles on joint contact force components in the equine digit. Project: 2018-2021: An evaluation study of blended teaching methods in an undergraduate veterinary anatomy program at James Cook University. (ETHICS H7558) The project seeks to analyse student performance and student cognitive load associated with learning the content as the blended contribution increases. Comparisons of student performance and student cognitive load with the subjects will be made post intervention and will be analysed for trends in covariates and cofounding factors such as age, gender, entrance OP, subject performance, SES, first in family, rural/regional status.
  • Development of Veterinary Anatomy multimedia tools: In 2004, CD-Rom “ Anatomie Equine” by Dr P Noble and Y Caron (as a supplement of the book: “Anatomie Equine” by Professor B Collin. Derouaux-Ordina Editions, Liège, Belgium. In 2009, Website "Compared Anatomy of Locomotor System". In 2013-present, functional anatomy movies with embedded quizzes, animations, e-book. Prosections of various veterinary specimens. DP (dissection project) program. PBL approach in veterinary anatomy.
  • 2012 to present - Comparative Anatomy Lecturer, JCU-Townsville (Australia)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Anatomy Associate Lecturer, RVC-London (United Kingdom)
  • 2005 to 2010 - Anatomy Research and Teaching assistant, FMV-Liege (Belgium)
  • 2004 to 2005 - Genetics Research and Teaching assistant, FMV-Liege (Belgium)
  • 2001 to 2004 - Anatomy Monitor, FMV-Liege (Belgium)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2017 - Learning, teaching and student engagement small grant: BLING “Scanner for 3D printer” -3000 AUD
  • 2017 - Learning, teaching and student engagement small grant: PRoT “peer review of the TV1003 blended teaching approach” -3000 AUD
  • 2016 - Learning, teaching and student engagement category C grant: Curriculum design for “A 3D-digital, on-line specimen based blended learning approach to veterinary anatomy and pathology" -10,000 AUD
  • 2016 - Learning, teaching and student engagement category A grant: Quick start for “A comparative locomotor anatomy e-book” - 2000 AUD
  • 2004 - Equine research and welfare foundation -500 euros
  • 2004 - Prince Laurent foundation -500 euros
  • 2008 - Fonds spéciaux et subside fédéral pour la recherche “crédit classique” C-08/13 Ulg-Belgium. subject: Etude du comportement tribologique des structures articulaires saines et ostéoarthrosiques chez le cheval. -20,000 EUR
  • 2012 - American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
  • 2008 - European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA)
  • Peer Reviewer for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Peer Reviewer for Journal of Biomechanics
  • Peer Reviewer for Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
  • Peer Reviewer for Education Sciences
  • 2014 - Chairperson (Anatomy teaching poster session) for the EAVA meeting (European association of Veterinary Anatomists), Cluj, Romania 23‐26 juillet.
  • 2010 - Chairperson (locomotor system poster session) for the EAVA meeting (European association of Veterinary Anatomists), Paris, France 28‐31 juillet.

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