Assoc. Prof. Soares Magalhaes (LMV MSc PhD DiplECVPH) is an infectious disease epidemiologist with qualifications in both human and veterinary public health. He leads the UQ’s Spatial Epidemiology Laboratory (www.spatialepilab.com) a One Health medical geography group within the University of Queensland, Australia.
His primary research focus is on the application and development of spatial risk assessment methods to provide epidemiological evidence for more rational implementation of strategies for the control of infectious diseases of animals and humans.
Specific diseases include zoonotic parasitic diseases, such as schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, echinococcosis and rabies; vector-borne diseases, such as Japanese encephalitis, Zika and tick paralysis; and emerging zoonotic infections, such as Avian Influenza, Rabies and Q fever.
Research at the UQ SpatialEpiLab uses contemporary epidemiological tools, including spatial modelling, and more recently molecular epidemiology to answer key questions regarding the implementation of zoonotic disease control in Australia and developing countries.