BSc, MSc, PhD, GCULT, GCULM
Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi, has qualifications in veterinary and medical sciences (parasitology), and skills in conventional morphological and molecular parasite identification methods. She is a taxonomist with a huge interest in identifying species, who goes beyond taxonomy to understand parasitism, ecology, evolution, ecosystems and how parasites population changes in response to anthropological and environmental factors. She is currently leading and collaborating on a variety of research projects focussing on health, welfare, behaviour, biosecurity and biology of both wild and farmed, as well as a range of terrestrial and aquatic animals. Recently her research focus has broadened to include the culture of indigenous Australians on the lessons in sustainability.
Examples of research achievements include:
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Professor Shamsi has taught and coordinated across several undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in internal, distance and online modes. Subjects she has contributed to include:
In addition, she regularly contributes to graduate training programs for laboratory diagnosticians, veterinarians, medical doctors and health practitioners.
Current research projects include parasitism in a variety of animals (e.g., livestock, birds, reptiles, mollusks, marsupials and aquatic animals (both freshwater and marine)):