Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Since graduation as a DVM from the University of Adelaide, I spent time in primary opinion veterinary practice. A high-paced clinical environment was stimulating for me and allowed me to hone my technical skills. However, after 2 years I decided I wanted to take a more academic view of the world, and commenced a PhD program through the University of Adelaide.
My research focuses on veterinary epidemiology. In this vast field, we try and tackle the "why" and the "how" behind disease occurrence in populations, how to improve productivity, welfare and economics for animal producers, and finally, to inform stakeholders about options to best achieve their goals of animal ownership. We use an analytical approach to find and report the best evidence-base for clinical decision making to improve population health. Finally, we consider how our actions as veterinarians affect public health, food security and developing countries.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Veterinary epidemiology
- Farm productivity and diseases of production
- Companion animal infectious disease
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Veterinary-Bioscience)
Date Title Institution Country 2023 Advanced R Shiny Masterclass Epi Interactive New Zealand 2023 MANZCVS (Epidemiology) Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Australia
Year Citation 2023 Atkinson, P. J., O'Handley, R., Nielsen, T., & Caraguel, C. G. (2023). Relative diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care tests to rule-in Dirofilaria immitis infection in clinically suspect dogs: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 217, 105970-1-105970-11.
2019 Elzahaby, D., Atkinson, P., Dunn, A., Trott, D., Norris, J., & Tisdall, P. (2019). Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius surgical site infection with linezolid in a Great Dane. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 50(1), 17-22.
Year Citation 2023 Atkinson, P. (2023). Transmission Tracker - Dirofilaria.
Year Citation - Atkinson, P. (n.d.). Canine_heartworm_POCtest_raw.
2022 School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Seed Grant
2023 School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Seed Grant
Tutor in VET SC 3516RW - Veterinary Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine III
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Feline immunodeficiency virus point-of-care test accuracy University of Adelaide Summer research scholar Other Full Time Jiawei Lei
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2023 - ongoing Temperature-directed prevention of canine heartworm in a changing climate Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference 2023 Australian Veterinary Association Australia
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