Torben Nielsen

Dr Torben Nielsen

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Senior Lecturer Veterinary Public Health University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Tutor University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2013 Post Doctoral Researcher University of Nottingham
    2012 - 2012 Research Assistant University of Copenhagen
    2005 - 2008 Veterinary Surgeon People's Dispensary for Sick Animals
    2003 - 2005 Veterinary Surgeon Bedworth Veterinary Centre
    2002 - 2002 Veterinary Surgeon Fredikshavn Dyreshospital
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Danish Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2013 European College for Veterinary Public Health Europe Diplomate European College for Veterinary Public Health, Popultion Medicine
    2008 - 2012 University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Denmark PhD
    1996 - 2002 University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Denmark Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2015 - 2015 Introductory Course to Conservation Medicine Wildlife Vets South Africa
    2013 - 2013 Endemic vs. Exotic – Ruminant Vesicular Diseases and More Primary Industries and Resources South Australia Australia
    2013 - 2013 Equine biosecurity Primary Industries and Resources South Australia Australia
    2013 - 2013 Everything you need to know about pigs Primary Industries and Resources South Australia Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Atkinson, P. J., Stevenson, M., O'Handley, R., Nielsen, T., & Caraguel, C. G. B. (2024). Temperature-bounded development of Dirofilaria immitis larvae restricts the geographical distribution and seasonality of its transmission: case study and decision support system for canine heartworm management in Australia. International Journal for Parasitology, S0020-7519(24)00047-X.
    DOI
    2023 Goncalves Costa, A., Nielsen, T., Christley, R., & Hazel, S. (2023). Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory applied to puppy development: A new approach to understanding and researching puppy raising. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 61, 1-7.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Henning, J., Nielsen, T., Fernandez, E., & Hazel, S. (2023). Cats just want to have fun: Associations between play and welfare in domestic cats. Animal Welfare, 32, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1
    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.
    DOI
    2023 Costa, A. G., Nielsen, T., Christley, R., & Hazel, S. (2023). The Good, the Bad, the Helpful: Qualitative Exploration of the Australian Puppy-Raising Experience Through Longitudinal Surveys. Anthrozoos, 36(5), 869-890.
    DOI
    2022 Heyward, C. L., Hazel, S., Peacock, R., & Nielsen, T. (2022). Characteristics and outcomes of dog attacks to dogs and cats in Melbourne, Australia: A retrospective study of 459 cases (2018). Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 201, 1-7.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2022 Henning, J., Nielsen, T., Fernandez, E., & Hazel, S. (2022). Factors associated with play behavior in human-cat dyads. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 52-53, 21-30.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2022 Henning, J., Fernandez, E., Nielsen, T., & Hazel, S. (2022). Play and Welfare in Domestic Cats: Current Knowledge and Future Directions. Animal Welfare, 31(4), 407-421.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    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.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS9 Europe PMC3
    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.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5
    2021 Henning, J., Nielsen, T., Nettifee, J., Munana, K., & Hazel, S. (2021). Understanding the impacts of feline epilepsy on cats and their owners. The Veterinary Record, 189(11), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2020 Goncalves Costa, A., Nielsen, T., Dal Grande, E., Tuke, J., & Hazel, S. (2020). Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia.. Animals : an open access journal from MDPI, 10(3), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2020 Dal Grande, E., Caraguel, C., Lee, S. J., & Nielsen, T. D. (2020). Impacts of major health conditions affecting the Australian sheepmeat value chain: a review.. Aust Vet J, 99(1-2), 32-39.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Moloney, G., Tuke, J., Dal Grande, E., Nielsen, T., & Chaber, A. -L. (2020). 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.
    DOI
    2019 Norris, J. M., Heller, J., Gibson, J. S., Hardefeldt, L. Y., Hyndman, T. H., Nielsen, T. D., . . . Britton, S. (2019). Development of a veterinary antimicrobial stewardship online training program for Australian veterinarians: a national collaborative effort. Australian Veterinary Journal, 97(8), 290-291.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Hardefeldt, L., Nielsen, T., Crabb, H., Gilkerson, J., Squires, R., Heller, J., . . . Browning, G. (2018). Veterinary students' knowledge and perceptions about antimicrobial stewardship and biosecurity - a national survey. Antibiotics, 7(2), 34-1-34-15.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC24
    2015 Nielsen, T., Dean, R., Massey, A., & Brennan, M. (2015). Survey of the UK veterinary profession 2: sources of information used by veterinarians. Veterinary Record, 177(7), 172-1-172-7.
    DOI
    2014 Nielsen, T., Dean, R., Robinson, N., Massey, A., & Brennan, M. (2014). Survey of the UK veterinary profession: common species and conditions nominated by veterinarians in practice. Veterinary Record, 174(13), 324-1-324-7.
    DOI
    2013 Nielsen, T. D., Kudahl, A. B., Østergaard, S., & Nielsen, L. R. (2013). Gross margin losses due to Salmonella Dublin infection in Danish dairy cattle herds estimated by simulation modelling. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 111(1-2), 51-62.
    DOI
    2012 Nielsen, T. D., Green, L. E., Kudahl, A. B., Østergaard, S., & Nielsen, L. R. (2012). Evaluation of milk yield losses associated with Salmonella antibodies in bulk tank milk in bovine dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science, 95(9), 4873-4885.
    DOI
    2012 Nielsen, T. D., Vesterbæk, I. L., Kudahl, A. B., Borup, K. J., & Nielsen, L. R. (2012). Effect of management on prevention of Salmonella Dublin exposure of calves during a one-year control programme in 84 Danish dairy herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 105(1-2), 101-109.
    DOI
    2011 Nielsen, T. D., Nielsen, L. R., & Toft, N. (2011). Bayesian estimation of true between-herd and within-herd prevalence of Salmonella in Danish veal calves. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 100(3-4), 155-162.
    DOI
    2010 Nielsen, T. D., Nielsen, L. R., Toft, N., & Houe, H. (2010). Association between bulk-tank milk Salmonella antibody level and high calf mortality in Danish dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science, 93(1), 304-310.
    DOI
    2003 Nielsen, T. D., Holt, S., Ruelokke, M. L., & McEvoy, F. J. (2003). Ovarian cysts in guinea pigs: influence of age and reproductive status on prevalence and size. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 44(6), 257-260.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Caraguel, C., & Nielsen, T. (2022). Supporting evidence-based veterinary practice - from the classroom to the consult room. Poster session presented at the meeting of 16th International Society of Veterinary Epidemiology & Economics. Halifax, Canada.
    2019 Nielsen, T. D., & Dal Grande, E. (2019). Reducing the impact of health conditions in sheep – a value chain approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial Field Day. Keyneton, SA, Australia.
    2019 Nielsen, T. D. (2019). Management of cats in Adelaide councils. Poster session presented at the meeting of Authorised Persons Association Professional Development Seminar Program. Hahndorf, SA, Australia.
    2019 Dal Grande, E., Nielsen, T. D., & O'Handley, R. M. (2019). Endemic parasitic conditions in sheep and association with other endemic conditions using the South Australian Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance (EAS) Program. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Parasitology Conference. Adelaide, SA, Australia.
    2019 Nielsen, T. D. (2019). Endemic conditions in sheep - epidemiology. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Australian Livestock Consultants Livestock Advisor Update. Glenelg, SA, Australia.
    2018 Nielsen, T. D., Pearn, K., & Hazel, S. (2018). Cat management and residents’ attitude of cat by-laws in local councils in Adelaide, South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    2018 Norris, J., Heller, J., Hardefelt, L., Ward, M., Hyndman, T., Nielsen, T. D., . . . Gibson, J. (2018). Development of a national collaborative Veterinary antimicrobial Stewardship Online Program. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    2018 Norris, J., Heller, J., Gibson, J., Hardefelt, L., Hyndman, T., Nielsen, T. D., . . . Britton, S. (2018). Development of an Online Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program for Veterinarians: a national collaborative effort. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE 2018. Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.
    2018 Nielsen, T. D., Taggart, P., Stevenson, M., Firstone, S., McAllister, M., & Caraguel, C. (2018). Sheep value chain improvement in South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Nielsen, T. D. (2012). Consequences of Salmonella Dublin on health and economy in Danish dairy cattle herds. (PhD Thesis, University of Copenhagen).
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Management of the White Spot Disease in Australia: customising surveillance and response national plans Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Dumond
    2022 Co-Supervisor Ecology and epidemiology of vector borne diseases in a changing climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Jonathon Atkinson
    2022 Co-Supervisor Dogs and older adults: Maximising dog welfare and minimising potential negative aspects of dog guardianship for older adults Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joshua Zoanetti
    2021 Co-Supervisor The Purr-suit of Happiness: Associations Between Play and Welfare in Domestic Cats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Julia Sophie Lyn Henning
    2020 Co-Supervisor Positive and negative challenges encountered by puppy owners Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ana Sofia Goncalves Costa
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2022 Co-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
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Effect of management and control efforts on Salmonella Dublin in Danish dairy herds University of Copenhagen Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Master Full Time Inge Langborg Hansen and Kirsten Jepsen Jørgensen
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137882
  • Email: torben.nielsen@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Leske, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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