Dr Anne-Lise Chaber
School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Dr. Anne-Lise Chaber is a highly accomplished One Health expert with a joint appointment at the School of Public Health and the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Her research focuses on a cross-disciplinary approach to Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health. After obtaining her veterinary degree from the University of Liège (ULg) in Belgium, Anne-Lise earned a Master of Science in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College and the Zoological Society of London (UK). She then pursued her graduate training with a PhD in Epidemiology at ULg, where she investigated disease detection and management at the wildlife-livestock-human interface.
With over fifteen years of practical experience as a field epidemiologist in England, Botswana, the United Arab Emirates and Australasia, Anne-Lise has conducted groundbreaking research on the transmission of diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease, Q Fever, Brucella melitensis, and MERS-Coronavirus at the wildlife-livestock-human interface. Her expertise also extends to the illegal wildlife trade, including the international bushmeat trade and the live exotic pet trade.
Overall, Dr. Chaber's work has made significant contributions to our understanding of One Health, and her findings have important implications for the health and well-being of humans, animals, and ecosystems worldwide.
The ecosystem is like a living body, where each population, like organs, interact with each other and the disruption of this balance makes the entire system dysfunctional.
Understanding and protecting this system relies on collaborative and trans-disciplinary work. My approach to One Health is not focusing only on zoonotic diseases or emerging infectious diseases but also encompasses habitat destruction, climate warming, biodiversity loss, land use change, pollution, human demographic explosion, societal change and other dynamics that are threatening Human, Animal and Environmental Health.
My interests lie in wildlife conservation, anthropogenically driven diseases and the link between ecosystem, human and animal health (One Health). These key themes are generally interconnected in my work. My research projects focus on:
- Human-Induced diseases: both infectious and non-infectious diseases caused by human activities and their environmental impact.
- International wildlife trade, including bushmeat and live exotic pet trade: a threat to both biodiversity and public health. Our projects aim at collecting factual data and at bridging the knowledge-to-action gap.
- Disease detection and management at the wildlife-livestock-human interface where collaborative work among different sectors is mandatory in order to understand complex ecological systems and to gather the necessary sound scientific data on disease ecology, vaccine efficacy, epidemiological situation, species sensitivity, host specificity, transmission patterns, vectors or climatic conditions affecting pathogens survival and vector competence.
- Emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases
- Wildlife conservation
My aim is to develop projects that are impactful in health and conservation terms.
I will be happy to engage in collaborative One health projects with researchers from a different background such as public health doctors, computer scientists, environmental lawyers, economists, botanists, GIS specialists…
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing One health Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2017 - 2022 One health Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2012 - 2017 Founder and Managing Director Wildlife and Livestock Veterinary Consultant L.L.C 2010 - 2012 Lead Supervisor/Curator Al Ain Wildlife Park 2009 - 2009 Wildlife veterinarian Botswana Predator Conservation Trust/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish - Latin American Can read, write and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2017 University of Liège, Liège Belgium Philosophical Doctor in Veterinary Epidemiology 2007 - 2008 Royal Veterinary College, London United Kingdom Master of Science in Wild Animal Health 2001 - 2007 University of Liège, Liège Belgium Doctor in Veterinary Medicine
Year Citation 2023 Moloney, G. K., Gossé, K. J., Gonedelé-Bi, S., Gaubert, P., & Chaber, A. -L. (2023). Is social media the new wet market? Social media platforms facilitate the online sale of bushmeat in West Africa.. One health (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 16, 100503.
2023 Malik, S., Javid, A., Hamidullah., Iqbal, M. A., Hussain, A., Bukhari, S. M., . . . Ali, W. (2023). Phylogeography of cliff racer (Platyceps rhodorachis Jan, 1865) from Punjab, Pakistan.. Braz J Biol, 83, 1-7.
2022 Hornok, S., Kontschán, J., Takács, N., Chaber, A. -L., Halajian, A., Szekeres, S., . . . Plantard, O. (2022). Rickettsiaceae in two reptile-associated tick species, Amblyomma exornatum and Africaniella transversale: First evidence of Occidentia massiliensis in hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 13(1), 101830-1-101830-6.
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2022 Rahaman, M. R., Hodgetts, K., Milazzo, A., Marshall, H., Chaber, A. -L., Crabb, D., & Bi, P. (2022). Q fever prevention in Australia: general practitioner and stakeholder perspectives on preparedness and the potential of a One Health approach.. Aust N Z J Public Health, 46(2), 96-202.
2022 Rahaman, M. R., Burgess, T., Marshall, H., Milazzo, A., Chaber, A. -L., Crabb, D., & Bi, P. (2022). Q fever prevention: perspectives from university animal science and veterinary students and livestock farmers. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 30(3), 385-392.
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2022 Lignereux, L., Chaber, A. -L., Fretin, D., Godfroid, J., & Saegerman, C. (2022). Brucella melitensis biovar 1 isolation in a captive wildlife population in the United Arab Emirates. First isolation in the scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah).. Vet Microbiol, 266, 109360.
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2022 Choo, S. W., Chong, J. L., Gaubert, P., Hughes, A. C., O'Brien, S., Chaber, A. L., . . . Aziz, M. A. (2022). A collective statement in support of saving pangolins. Science of the Total Environment, 824, 153666.
2022 Chaber, A. L., Hazel, S., Matthews, B., Withers, A., Alvergnat, G., Grandjean, D., & Caraguel, C. (2022). Evaluation of canine detection of COVID-19 infected individuals under controlled settings. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 69(5), e1951-e1958.
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2022 Tolpinrud, A., Stenos, J., Chaber, A. -L., Devlin, J. M., Herbert, C., Pas, A., . . . Firestone, S. M. (2022). Validation of an Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay and Commercial Q Fever Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Use in Macropods.. Journal of clinical microbiology, 60(7), e0023622.
2022 Martinelle, L., Haegeman, A., Lignereux, L., Chaber, A. -L., Dal Pozzo, F., De Leeuw, I., . . . Saegerman, C. (2022). Orbivirus Screening from Imported Captive Oryx in the United Arab Emirates Stresses the Importance of Pre-Import and Transit Measures. Pathogens, 11(6), 697.
2022 Neilly, H., McKenzie, T., Ward, M., Chaber, A., & Cale, P. (2022). Potential drivers of common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) decline on a Murray River floodplain. Australian Mammalogy, 45(1), 9 pages.
2022 Chaber, A. L., Easther, R., Cumming, B., Irving, R., Keyburn, A. L., Smart, C., . . . Lignereux, L. (2022). Ehrlichia canis rapid spread and possible enzooty in northern South Australia and distribution of its vector Rhipicephalus linnaei. Australian Veterinary Journal, 100(11), 533-538.
2022 Gossé, K. J., Gonedelé-Bi, S., Justy, F., Chaber, A. L., Kramoko, B., & Gaubert, P. (2022). DNA-typing surveillance of the bushmeat in Côte d'Ivoire: a multi-faceted tool for wildlife trade management in West Africa. Conservation Genetics, 23(6), 1073-1088.
2022 Meller, S., Al Khatri, M. S. A., Alhammadi, H. K., Álvarez, G., Alvergnat, G., Alves, L. C., . . . Volk, H. A. (2022). Expert considerations and consensus for using dogs to detect human SARS-CoV-2-infections. Frontiers in Medicine, 9, 28 pages.
2021 Chaber, A. L., Jelocnik, M., & Woolford, L. (2021). Undiagnosed cases of human pneumonia following exposure to chlamydia psittaci from an infected rosella parrot. Pathogens, 10(8), 9 pages.
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2021 Anstey, S. I., Kasimov, V., Jenkins, C., Legione, A., Devlin, J., Amery-Gale, J., . . . Jelocnik, M. (2021). Chlamydia psittaci st24: clonal strains of one health importance dominate in Australian horse, bird and human infections. Pathogens, 10(8), 1-12.
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2021 Rahaman, M., Milazzo, A., Marshall, H., Chaber, A. -L., & Bi, P. (2021). Q fever vaccination: Australian animal science and veterinary students’ One Health perspectives on Q fever prevention. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, 17(5), 1374-1381.
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2021 Moloney, G. K., Tuke, J., Dal Grande, E., Nielsen, T., & Chaber, A. -L. (2021). Is YouTube promoting the exotic pet trade? Analysis of the global public perception of popular YouTube videos featuring threatened exotic animals.. PloS one, 16(4), e0235451.
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2021 Chaber, A., Armstrong, K. N., Wiantoro, S., Xerri, V., Caraguel, C., Boardman, W. S. J., & Nielsen, T. D. (2021). Bat E-Commerce: Insights Into the Extent and Potential Implications of This Dark Trade. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, 1-10.
2021 Souter, R., Chaber, A. -L., Lee, K., Machado, A., Lam, J., & Woolford, L. (2021). Fatal Streptococcus iniae Infection in a Juvenile Free-Ranging Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis). Animals, 11(11), 3123.
2020 Lignereux, L., Chaber, A. -L., Saegerman, C., Heath, L., Knowles, N. J., Wadsworth, J., . . . King, D. P. (2020). Foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in captive scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah).. Transboundary and emerging diseases, 67(4), 1716-1724.
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2020 Ali, W., Javid, A., Hussain, A., Hafeez-ur-Rehman, M., Chaber, A. L., & Hemmatzadeh, F. (2020). First record of Euphlyctis kalasgramensis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Punjab, Pakistan. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 5(2), 1227-1231.
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2020 Clark, N. J., Tozer, S., Wood, C., Firestone, S. M., Stevenson, M., Caraguel, C., . . . Soares Magalhães, R. J. (2020). Unravelling animal exposure profiles of human Q fever cases in Queensland, Australia using natural language processing. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 67(5), 2133-2145.
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2020 Hornok, S., Kontschán, J., Takács, N., Chaber, A. L., Halajian, A., Abichu, G., . . . Plantard, O. (2020). Molecular phylogeny of Amblyomma exornatum and Amblyomma transversale, with reinstatement of the genus Africaniella (Acari: Ixodidae) for the latter. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(6), 9 pages.
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2020 Kasimov, V., Stephenson, T., Speight, N., Chaber, A. L., Boardman, W., Easther, R., & Hemmatzadeh, F. (2020). Identification and Prevalence of Phascolarctid Gammaherpesvirus Types 1 and 2 in South Australian Koala Populations. Viruses, 12(9), 12 pages.
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2020 Caraguel, C., Bassett, S., González-Barrio, D., Elsworth, P., & Chaber, A. L. (2020). Comparison of three serological tests for the detection of Coxiella burnetii specific antibodies in European wild rabbits. BMC veterinary research, 16(1), 5 pages.
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2019 Spee, L. B., Hazel, S. J., Dal Grande, E., Boardman, W. S. J., & Chaber, A. L. (2019). Endangered exotic pets on social media in the middle east: Presence and impact. Animals, 9(8), 15 pages.
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2018 Chaber, A. (2018). The Era of Human-Induced Diseases. EcoHealth, 15(1), 8-11.
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2018 Lignereux, L., Chaber, A. L., Saegerman, C., Manso-Silván, L., Peyraud, A., Apolloni, A., & Thiaucourt, F. (2018). Unexpected field observations and transmission dynamics of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia in a sand gazelle herd. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 157, 70-77.
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2017 Chaber, A., & Saegerman, C. (2017). Biosecurity measures applied in the United Arab Emirates - a comparative study between livestock and wildlife sectors. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 64(4), 1184-1190.
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2017 Chaber, A., Cozzi, G., Broekhuis, F., Hartley, R., & McNutt, J. (2017). Serosurvey for selected viral pathogens among sympatric species of the african large predator guild in northern Botswana. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53(1), 170-175.
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2017 Temmam, S., Davoust, B., Chaber, A., Lignereux, Y., Michelle, C., Monteil-Bouchard, S., . . . Desnues, C. (2017). Screening for Viral Pathogens in African Simian Bushmeat Seized at A French Airport. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 64(4), 1159-1167.
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2016 Chaber, A. L., Lignereux, L., Cardenas, E., Melville, H., & Beaucournu, J. C. (2016). Note sur les Siphonaptères de l’Émirat de Ras Al Khaimah: description de Nosopsyllus (Gerbillophilus) jabeljaisensis n. sp. (Siphonaptera, Ceratophyllidae, Ceratophyllinae). Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France, 52(2), 102-106.
2016 Chaber, A., & Cunningham, A. (2016). Public health risks from illegally imported African bushmeat and smoked fish: Public health risks from African bushmeat and smoked fish. EcoHealth, 13(1), 135-138.
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2016 Melville, H., & Chaber, A. (2016). Altitudinal variation in the diversity and structure of the desert rodent community from Jebel Al Jais, United Arab Emirates. Zoology in the Middle East, 62(3), 200-205.
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2016 Chaber, A., Combreau, O., Perkins, M., Saegerman, C., & Cunningham, A. (2016). Preliminary surveys fail to detect batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Herpetological Review, 47(3), 403-404. 2014 Chaber, A., Lignereux, L., Qassimi, M., Saegerman, C., Manso-Silván, L., Dupuy, V., & Thiaucourt, F. (2014). Fatal transmission of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia to an Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Veterinary Microbiology, 173(1-2), 156-159.
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2012 Chaber, A., Lloyd, C., O'Donovan, D., McKeown, S., Wernery, U., & Bailey, T. (2012). A serologic survey for Coxiella burnetii in semi-wild ungulates in the emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(1), 220-222.
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2010 Chaber, A., Allebone-Webb, S., Lignereux, Y., Cunningham, A., & Marcus Rowcliffe, J. (2010). The scale of illegal meat importation from Africa to Europe via Paris. Conservation Letters, 3(5), 317-321.
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- Chaber, A. -L., Hazel, S., Matthews, B., Withers, A., Alvergnat, G., Grandjean, D., & Caraguel, C. (n.d.). EVALUATION OF CANINE DETECTION OF COVID-19 INFECTED INDIVIDUALS UNDER CONTROLLED SETTINGS.
- Moloney, G., Tuke, J., Dal Grande, E., Nielsen, T., & Chaber, A. -L. (n.d.). Is YouTube<sup>®</sup> promoting the exotic pet trade? Analysis of the global public perception of popular YouTube<sup>®</sup> videos featuring threatened exotic animals.
Year Citation 2021 Rahaman, R., Burgess, T., Milazzo, A., Marshall, H., Chaber, A. -L., Crabb, D., & Bi, P. (2021). Do Australian livestock farmers perceive Q fever prevention differently from animal science and veterinary students?. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 50 (pp. 2 pages). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
Year Citation 2017 Chaber, A. (2017). Disease detection and management at the wildlife-livestock-human interface. (University of Liège).
RAK wildlife project, biodiversity survey and predators tracking (2013-2017) - $ 345 000 from RAK Bank (Corporate Social Responsibility program) - UAE
Illegal Bushmeat Trade in Belgium (2017/2018) - $ 50 000 from the Federal Public Health Service - Belgium
Mangrove ecosystem health (2017) - $ 50 000 from the Waste Water Authority of Ras Al Khaimah - UAE
- One Health / EcoHealth
- Wildlife management
- Conservation medicine
One Health senior lecturer in DVM II and DVM III and wildlife management course coordinator in BSc Animal Science.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Principal Supervisor Development of innovative tools to detect the illegal wildlife trade through high-risk international trade routes. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Georgia Kate Moloney 2022 Co-Supervisor Investigating threats to dolphin health in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rebecca Lee Souter 2021 Principal Supervisor Brushtail possum health and demography in response to changing resource conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Tara Jane McKenzie
Date Topic Location Name 2017 - 2018 Investigation into the illegal importation of bushmeat from Africa to Belgium Royal Veterinary College Harriet Green
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