Andrew Peters

Associate Professor Andrew Peters

Wildlife Health and Pathology

Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences


Andrew Peters has a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment that led him to a veterinary career at first, then a PhD and now his life as a teacher and researcher at the Gulbali Institute and Charles Sturt University, on Wiradjuri Country, Australia. Andrew has been privileged to hold the roles of President of the international Wildlife Disease Association and Deputy Chair of Wildlife Health Australia, amongst other professional leadership roles. His academic interest is in socio-ecological systems, and increasingly in the relationship between society and wildlife health. Andrew has worked closely with colleagues in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, and is trying to imagine new ways of working in wildlife health that are deeply respectful of indigenous knowledge and justice.

  • Wildlife population health
  • Wildlife health and society
  • Socio-ecological systems and One Health
  • Conservation biology and ecology
  • Natural ecology of infectious protists
  • Avian biology and ecology
Full publications list on CRO

Recent Publications

  • Peters, A., Masterman-Smith, H., & Rafferty, J. (2022). Investigating wildlife disease as a social problem. In C. Stephen (Ed.), Wildlife population health (pp. 77-88). Springer.
  • Carver, S., Peters, A., & Richards, S. A. (2022). Model Integrated Disease Management to facilitate effective translatable solutions for wildlife disease issues. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59(12), 2902-2910.
  • Palmer, G. C., Kaplan, G., Teixeira, D., Stojanovic, D., Peters, A., & Douglas, T. K. (2022). Perching birds and parrots. In B. P. Smith, H. P. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. O. Hampton (Eds.), Wildlife Research in Australia: Practical and applied methods (pp. 584-592). CSIRO Publishing.
  • Hampton, J. O., Gill, S. J., Spielman, D., Peters, A., Vitali, S., Boardman, W., Portas, T., & Coulson, G. (Accepted/In press). Veterinary procedures for Australian wildlife. In B. P. Smith, H. P. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. O. Hampton (Eds.), Wildlife research in Australia: practical and applied methods (pp. 360-376). CSIRO Publishing.
  • Peters, A. (2022). Wildlife health solutions depend on effective risk communication. In C. Stephen (Ed.), Wildlife population health (pp. 255-264). Springer.