Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Associate Professor Jane Heller obtained undergraduate degrees from the University of Newcastle (BSc), and the University of Sydney (BVSc (hons)), postgraduate qualifications from the University of Sydney (DipVetClinStud, MVetClinStud) and the University of Glasgow (PhD) and professional qualifications through the European College of Veterinary Public Health (DiplECVPH) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS (Veterinary Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health)). She has held a substantive position at Charles Sturt University since September 2009.
Jane is a Veterinary Epidemiologist. Although Jane has broad experience and interest in Veterinary Epidemiology, her research focus is in infectious disease and zoonotic transfer of pathogens, with a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, and Q fever. Jane also uses her epidemiological skills to contribute to research in different areas, including companion animal and equine health. Jane is increasingly interested in the way that social aspects influence zoonotic disease and the uptake (or lack thereof) of educational resources, collaborative systems and preventive measures. Jane is one of the co-founders of the AMR Vet Collective (www.amrvetcollective.com) and associated free online learning program (www.vetams.org), a Not for Profit, developed with the aim of translating the science around AMR and AMS and engaging veterinarians in this space.