Darren Trott

Professor Darren Trott

Professor

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I completed my veterinary degree at Murdoch University and worked in small animal practice for eight years. Following an honours project on Listeria monocytogenes I became interested in the ecology of infectious diseases and completed a PhD with Prof David Hampson on intestinal spirochaetes (awarded in 1998). After completing a three year post-doc at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, USA, I accepted a lectureship at The University of Queensland (UQ) School of Veterinary Science in 2000. I taught veterinary microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy to veterinary undergraduates at UQ for 10 years and conducted research on gastrointestinal diseases, microbial ecology and virulence/antimicrobial resistance in companion animal, livestock and human bacterial pathogens. I joined The University of Adelaide School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences in January 2010 and my research areas have expanded to also include antimicrobial resistance ecology, repurposing existing drug classes for development as new anti-infectives, including pre-clinical assessment in murine bioluminescent models of infection, and the effect of antimicrobials on the gut microbiome.

I recently established and am the inaugural Director of a new Research Centre at The University of Adelaide, the Australian Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology. I work closely with Australia's major animal industries (both livestock and companion animal) in the areas of prudent antimicrobial use, antimicrobial stewardship and confirming/ensuring that rates of resistance in animal pathogens, zoonotic and commensal bacteria remain low by international standards.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor New antimicrobial formulations and their efficacy for canine otitis externa and other fungal infections. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Bhumi Savaliya
    2021 Co-Supervisor Development of methods to control toxoplasmosis and associated apicomplexan parasites in livestock Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Quinn Phillip Mackie
    2020 Co-Supervisor Molecular Biology of Mycoplasama Hyopneumoniea and Mycoplasma Flocculare in Respiratory Diseases of Porcine Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Raziallah Jafari Jozani
    2014 Principal Supervisor Fluoroquinlone Resistance in Highly Virulent Extra-Intestinal Pathogenic E.coli Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hongfei Pi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - 2024 Co-Supervisor Exploring Alternative Strategies in Antibiotic Discovery to Tackle Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jessica Anne Wyllie
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Pre-Clinical In Vitro and In Vivo Testing of Novel Antimicrobials for the Treatment of Bacterial Infections Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Hang Thi Nguyen
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Persistent Staphylococcus aureus infection through the selection of alternative lifestyles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Lee
    2017 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Phenotypic and Genetic Analysis of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bovine Respiratory Disease Pathogens from Australian Feedlots. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Tamara Alhamami
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor In Vitro Efficacy of Ionophores and Antimicrobial Adjuvants Against Planktonic and Biofilm Producing Pathogens Associated with Canine Otitis Externa Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Wei Yee Chan
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Evaluation of pH Neutral Electrochemically Activated Solution (ECAS): As a Sanitiser for Livestock Husbandry and Food Safety Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sangay Tenzin
    2015 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Prevalence and Pathological Findings Associated with Chlamydia pecorum and Koala Retrovirus Infections in South Australian Koala Populations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jessica Helen Kovac
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Antimicrobial resistance in companion animal pathogens in Australia and assessment of pradofloxacin on the gut microbiota Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sugiyono Saputra
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Repurposing of Robenidine and Characterization of Novel Analogues for Treatment of Infectious Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Rebecca Jane Abraham
    2013 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Application of whole genome sequencing to Australia-wide collections of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli from companion animals and commensal E. coli from pigs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Amanda Kidsley
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The epidemiology of pig diseases and the emergence of porcine circovirus type 2 in Papua Province, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Widi Nugroho
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83137989
  • Email: darren.trott@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Leske, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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