Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Joanne H Connolly

Dr Joanne Connolly

BSc, BVSc(Hons), PhD [Sydney]. PGCertTerTchg, [Massey].

After graduating as a veterinarian in 1990, Joanne worked for three years in private veterinary practice in Tasmania and Queensland. She completed a PhD at Sydney University on infectious diseases of the koala and platypus, she tutored in veterinary anatomy and pathology, then lectured in microbiology. Joanne worked as senior lecturer in microbiology and public health at Massey University, New Zealand for four years.

Joanne has worked at CSU since 2005 where she is responsible for teaching veterinary microbiology and is captive vertebrate management discipline lead. Joanne has supervised HDR students at CSU, Sydney, Murdoch and Massey Universities and regularly examines theses and manuscripts. Joanne has published over 30 articles and a book chapter. Joanne was a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Service Advisory Committee and is an invited speaker at Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Society for Microbiology and International Society for Human and Animal Mycology conferences.

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  • Salmonella and Campylobacter in companion animals, livestock and wildlife.
  • The health status of platypuses in the Murrumbidgee catchment and beyond.
  • Genetic diversity of Mucor amphibiorum from platypuses and amphibians.
  • Veterinary Microbiology subjects (VSC113, VSC310, VSC323)
  • Facilitating problem-based learning (PBL) subjects in veterinary science
  • Discipline lead for Captive Vertebrate Management
  • Subject coordinator for BIO489 Zoo curatorship

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Publications on CSU CRO

Banowary B, Tuan Dang V, Sarker S, Connolly JH, Chenu J, Groves P, Raidal S. and Seyed Ali Ghorashi SA. (2018). Evaluation of two multiplex-PCR and high resolution melt curve analysis for differentiation of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. Avian Diseases 62:86-93.

Saeidabadi MS, Nili H, Dadras H, Sharifiyazdi H, Connolly J, Valcanis M, Raidal S, Ghorashi SA. (2017). Evaluation of PCR and high-resolution melt curve analysis for differentiation of Salmonella isolates. Avian Pathology 46(3):319-331.

Macgregor JW, Holyoake C, Munks SA, Connolly JH, Robertson ID, Fleming PA & Warren K. (2017). Investigation into individual health and exposure to infectious agents of platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in two river catchments in northwest Tasmania. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(2):258-271.

Kessell AE, Dutton GJ, Boulton JG, Woodgate R, Shamsia S, and Connolly JH. (2014). Haemolytic anaemia associated with Theileria sp. in a juvenile platypus. Australian Veterinary Journal 92(11):443-.449.

Connolly JH, Stodart B, and Ash G. (2010). Genotypic analysis of Mucor from the platypus and amphibian in Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(1):55-69.

R Booth and J Connolly (2008). Chapter 6 Platypus. In: Medicine of Australian Mammals. L Vogelnest and R Woods (Eds). CSIRO Publishing.

Connolly JH, Alley MR, Dutton GJ and Rogers LE. (2006). Infectivity and persistence of an outbreak strain of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium DT160 for house sparrows (Passer domesticus) in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 54(6):329-332.

Adhikari B, Connolly JH, Madie P, and Davies PR. (2004). Prevalence and clonal diversity of Campylobacter jejuni from dairy farms and urban sources. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 52(6):378-383.

Alley MR, Connolly JH, Fenwick SG, Mackereth GF, Leyland MJ, Rogers LE, Haycock M, Nicol C and Reed CEM (2002). An epidemic of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Typhimurium DT160 in wild birds and humans in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 50(5):170-176.

Connolly JH, Krockenberger MB, Malik R, Canfield PJ, Wigney DI and Muir DB. (1999). Asymptomatic carriage of Cryptococcus neoformans in the nasal cavity of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Medical Mycology 37(5):331-338.

Connolly JH, Obendorf DL, Whittington RJ and Muir DB. (1998). Causes of morbidity and mortality in platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) from Tasmania, with particular reference to Mucor amphibiorum infection. Australian Mammalogy 20:177-187.

Canfield P, Hemsley S, and Connolly J. (1996). Histology and immunohistological study of the developing and involuting superficial cervical thymus in the koala. Journal of Anatomy 189:159-171.

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