Prof. Michael Philipp REICHEL




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Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Specialist


Dean and Chair Professor Michael P. Reichel is recognised as a specialist in Veterinary Public Health in Hong Kong (Veterinary Public Health/Food Hygiene and Population Medicine), Australia and New Zealand as well as in Europe and the UK. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and was most recently awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (London) for his Meritorious Contributions to Learning.

He graduated with a veterinary degree from the Free University of Berlin. Since then he has spent most of his professional life in the Southern hemisphere, working in New Zealand, the Falkland Islands, but also East Africa and Switzerland, and lately Australia. He has experience in both, government service and private industry and has been closely associated with universities in Australasia (he also holds an adjunct professorial appointment at UTS, Sydney) and has collected half a dozen postgraduate qualifications along his professional career.

His research interests include Veterinary Public Health in the classical sense of zoonoses where he has been involved in echinococcosis, bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis research. His interest in population medicine has extended from disease eradication programmes in the Falkland Islands (there, successful Br ovis eradication) to the diagnosis, control and economic aspects of Neospora caninum abortions and the impact and diagnosis of Bovine Diarrhoea Virus in cattle.

Most recently he was involved in the setting up of a new veterinary school in Adelaide, as Associate Head of School, responsible for research. That school was accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council in 2013 and graduates are now able to practice in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He is presently a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Veterinary Parasitology.

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Co-Editor-in-Chief Veterinary Parasitology