Wayne Boardman

Dr Wayne Boardman

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


Wayne Boardman is a dedicated wildlife veterinarian and passionate conservationist. After qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Wayne worked for five years in mixed practice in England and New Zealand, before taking up a new position as Veterinary officer at Auckland Zoo where he developed training opportunities for veterinary students. During this time, he worked closely with the Department of Conservation as veterinary clinician for their endangered species programs. Following a period as veterinarian at Perth Zoo where he supported several endangered species breeding programs including chuditch and numbats and started training veterinary students, he then worked as Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Medicine at Massey University, NZ. This position was a joint posting between the university and the Department of Conservation developing wildlife health systems and standards for endangered species like Kakapo and Takahe. A period as Senior veterinarian at Taronga Zoo, Sydney was followed by consultancy work in Cambodia training wildlife veterinarians in wildlife medicine. He then spent nearly three years in Uganda capacity building in wildlife and specifically primate medicine for the Jane Goodall Institute and the World Bank working with species such as chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. After a short wildlife consultancy in China, he became Head of Veterinary Services for the Zoological Society of London. During this period he supported ZSL's conservation programs, managed a veterinary department and organised wildlife health training courses for veterinary personnel in several countries in Africa and Asia. In 2006, he took up a position as Head of Veterinary Conservation Programs at Zoos South Australia before joining the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences in 2011 as Lecturer in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine and Veterinary biosecurity. In 2014, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and became a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine in Wildlife Population Health and European Registered Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Population Health)

Conservation of endangered species, emerging wildlife diseases, wildlife disease ecology, health and diseases of Australian native wildlife, wildlife anaesthesia

Specifically

  • Ecology and epidemiology in Australian flying foxes
  • Southern Hairy nosed wombat health and disease
  • Chytridiomycosis in frogs of the Adelaide hills
  • Infectious and Noninfectious diseases of Koalas
  • African carnivore ecology and health
  • Wildlife Disease Surveillance
  • Free-ranging wildlife anaesthesia
  • Wildlife contraception
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia
    2015 Senior Lecturer, Wildlife & Conservation Medicine and Veterinary Biosecurity University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Lecturer, Wildlife & Conservation Medicine and Veterinary Biosecurity University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2016 Adjunct Research Fellow University of South Australia
    2006 - 2010 Head of Veterinary Conservation Programs Zoos South Australia
    2003 - 2007 Honorary Lecturer Royal Veterinary College
    2002 - 2006 Head of Veterinary Services Zoological Society of London
    2002 - 2006 Part-time Consultant Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance
    2002 - 2003 Part-time Consultant IFAAW
    1999 - 2002 Consultant Wildlife Veterinarian Jane Goodall Institute, Uganda
    1999 - 1999 Consultant Wildlife Veterinarian Perth Zoo in Phnom Penh
    1998 - 1999 Senior Veterinarian Taronga Zoo
    1997 - 1998 Senior Lecturer, Wildlife Medicine Massey University
    1996 - 1998 Adjunct Lecturer Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Murdoch University
    1996 - 1997 Veterinary Officer Perth Zoo
    1991 - 1995 Lecturer, Wildlife and Zoo Medicine & Animal Behaviour Unitec Institute of Technology
    1989 - 1996 Veterinary Officer Auckland Zoo
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Achievement University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1979 - 1984 Royal Veterinary College United Kingdom Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed)
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD candidate
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2014 Diplomate of European College of Zoological Medici European College of Zoological Medicine
    1995 Member of the Australian and New Zealand College o Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
    1994 Member of the Australian and New Zealand College o Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
    1984 Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Royal College of Veterinary Surgens UK
  • Research Interests

                   

Course Coordination and Teaching  
DVM 2 VET SC 7213RW. Wildlife and Conservation Practice
DVM 3 VET SC 7306RW. Biosecurity & Conservation Medicine at the Wildlife - Livestock Interface (Elective & EMS)
Teaching  
Vet Bioscience 1 ANIML SC 1018RW. Principles of Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Vet Bioscience 2 VET SC 2500RW. Professional Skills
Animal Science 3 ANIML SC 3525RW. Animal Health
DVM 1  VET SC 7005RW. Clinical Research Project
DVM 2 VET SC 7223RW. Veterinary Public Health and Biosecurity
DVM 3 VET SC 7306RW. One Health (Elective) and VET SC 7308BRW. Transition to the Veterinary Profession

 

                                     

                                      

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

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2015 Co-Supervisor Spatial Ecology, Habitat Utilisation and status of Leopard in the Mpumalanga Province Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Declan Robert Morris
    • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2008 - 2013 External Supervisor Oxalate nephrosis in a population of South Australian koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Natasha Speight
    • Other Supervision Activities

      Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
      2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Spatial features of Chalmydial disease in Koalas - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Ashlee Vandenbroek
      2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Anaesthesia of Common brush tailed possums - DVM 1 Clinical research project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Sonia Treagus
      2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Blood preservatives in Macropods - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Bronte Turner
      2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Haematology of Australian Sealions - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Victoria Lindholm
      2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Adenoviruses in dogs, foxes and bats - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Brianna House
      2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Microbiome of Southern Bent Wing Bats - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Suzanna Ristic
      2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Microbiome of Grey-headed Flying foxes - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Bec Souter
      2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Haematology reference values for Koalas - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time George-Henry White
      2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Endangered exotic pets on social media - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Leonarda Spee
      2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Herpes virus infection in Koalas - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Ruby Easther
      2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Anaesthetic Evaluation in Koalas - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Taylor Hawkins
      2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Spatial and temporal interactions between Leopard and Brown hyaena in Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa - HONOURS University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Parris Jeffries
      2017 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Spatial and Temporal Interactions of Leopards and mesopredators at Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa - HONOURS University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Max Peters
      2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Next generation microbiome sequencing in macropods with differing stages of periodontal disease - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Sabine Yip
      2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Faecal Microbiome of chelonids - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Serena Hawes
      2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Microbiology of periodontal disease in Macropods - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Jia Lam
      2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Genetic diversity and health of translocated mammals on Wedge Island, South Australia - HONOURS University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Tara Smale
      2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Comparison of Habitat Quality and Health Status of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in the Murraylands, South Australia - HONOURS University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Jenna Hoffman
      2013 - 2015 External Supervisor Chytridiomycosis in Frogs in the Adelaide Region - MASTERS Murdoch University Master Part Time Jerome Kalvas
      2012 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Gastrointestinal flora of Koalas - HONOURS University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Dena Piro
      2010 - 2015 External Supervisor Antimicrobial resistance in Macropods - PhD Flinders University Doctorate Full Time Michelle Chen
      2010 - 2014 External Supervisor Periodontal diseases and oral Fusobacterium necrophorum infections in macropods: a molecular ecological perspective -PhD Flinders University Doctorate Full Time John Antiabong
      2006 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Anaesthesia of White Rhinoceroses - MASTERS Royal Veterinary College/Zoological Society of London Master Full Time Sandra Wenger
      2004 - 2007 Other Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency - CLINICAL Royal Veterinary College/Zoological Society of London Other Full Time Jonathan Cracknell
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    • Committee Memberships

      Date Role Committee Institution Country
      2019 - ongoing Member School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Awards Committee University of Adelaide Australia
      2013 - ongoing Chair School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Biosecurity Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    • Memberships

      Date Role Membership Country
      2012 - 2014 Member Advisory board of the Wildlife Veterinary Section of the Wildlife Disease Association United States
      2010 - 2014 Representative Wildlife Disease Association - Australia Australia
      2002 - ongoing Member European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Switzerland
      1991 - ongoing Member Wildlife Disease Association Australia
    • Position: Senior Lecturer
    • Phone: 83131246
    • Email: wayne.boardman@adelaide.edu.au
    • Fax: 8313 7956
    • Campus: Roseworthy
    • Building: Leske, floor G
    • Room: G 07
    • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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