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Expert in Parasitology, Immunology, Agricultural Systems

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Zealand
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Summary of Expertise:

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He has many years research experience in understanding and mitigating the impact of a range of agricultural pests such as parasitic worms and ticks.

agricultural pest


agricultural research

He has carried out numerous small and large animal drug efficacy and residue trials which have either been published in internationally peer-reviewed journals, or performed in line with GLP/GCPV guidelines under contract to third-parties.

animal drug testing

He has twenty years research experience in small and large animal research. This includes drug development and efficacy work, pathology/immunopathology, vaccination studies and productivity trials.

animal research

He is experienced in designing, performing, analysing and reporting on complex, replicated field experiments on various aspects of animal health. One of these ran for seven years and the resulting paper was awarded the publication of the year by the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons.

experimental agriculture

He established a multi-million dollar research program for the CSIRO in Queensland, Australia, which compared the response of tick-resistant and -susceptible cattle genotypes to infestation. The experimental program involved basic parasitology, immunology, molecular biology and proteomics.

parasitic tick

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   Ph.D.   Biology   University of Leeds  
1983   B.Sc.   Parasitology   University of Glasgow  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Managing Director


He is involved in consulting for a wide range of clients, including multinational Pharma companies, veterinarians, farmers and science groups.

2002 to 2005




Livestock industries


Project Leader


He set up and operated a molecular immunoparasitology group.

1995 to 2002




Animal Health




He conducted a mixture of laboratory and field-based research in agricultural production systems.

Career Accomplishments:

President Elect of the New Zealand Society for Parasitology

Professional Appointments

Consultant Editor, NZ Veterinary Journal

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 53 internationally peer-reviewed publications, two provisional patents and is currently writing a scientific book for Wiley-Blackwell.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2002 to 2005   CSIRO   Group Leader   He established a new research group to service the needs of the northern Australian beef industry to mitigate the impact of disease on animal production.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted for a major investment bank to provide information and analysis on opportunities in the New Zealand horticultural industries.
  • He has consulted for four multinational pharmaceutical companies which has involved a variety of functions, including the development of training material, oral presentations, data analysis and professional writing services.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1987 to 1995   United Kingdom   He was employed in scientific research in tropical human and veterinary diseases.
1988 to 1989   Kenya   He was a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Research in Diseases.
2002 to 2005   Australia   He was a project leader for the CSIRO, and was responsible for developing research in disease in the Australian beef industry.

Market Research:
He has researched and consulted in a number of primary industries, including food and fibre, dairy, horticulture, life sciences and Pharma. Much of this has involved finding and analysing growth areas for investment.

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Additional Skills and Services:

He has prepared and delivered training seminars for veterinarians, office managers, pharmaceutical professionals and scientists in various aspects of the pharmaceutical industries. He also regularly develops marketing presentations for funding applications in a range of scientific subjects.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As a scientific consultant and a practising scientist, he has extensive experience in building contacts in various sectors of government, science and business in NZ, Australia and the UK.

Other Skills and Services

In addition to his science expertise, he has a Writing Diploma and is skilled in marketing complex ideas to scientific and lay audiences.


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