Prof Rick Speare
PhD, MBBS(hons), BVSc(hons), FAFPHM, FACTM, MACVS
|Emeritus Professor Speare is both a public health physician and a veterinary surgeon. His main interests are in control of communicable diseases in human and in animal populations. An emerging area of interest is in how the One Health concept can be implemented for some diseases to improve the efficiency of control strategies. Rick has worked clinically in both medical and veterinary practice.
Rick comes to THS from a long history of academic activities at James Cook University (JCU). He played a major role in assisting JCU to build public health as a significant discipline with the Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine becoming the hub for public health training for health professionals interested in the tropics.
THS will benefit from Rick’s skills and experience in meeting the educational and professional needs of health professionals interested in tropical diseases.
Rick's current ongoing activities for THS include:
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Page by Rick Speare - updated 30 November 2013