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, epidemiology and modelling of diseases of Australian flying foxes
  • Southern Hairy nosed wombat health and disease
  • Aetiology and Epidemiology of Macropod Protozoal rhinitis
  • Chytridiomycosis in frogs of the Adelaide hills
  • Infectious and Noninfectious diseases of Koalas
  • African carnivore ecology and health
  • 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
    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
    1990 - 1996 Lecturer, Wildlife and Zoo Medicine & Animal Behaviour Unitec Institute of Technology
    1989 - 1996 Veterinary Officer Auckland Zoo
  • 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                                       Wildlife and Conservation Practice

DVM 3                                       Biosecurity & Conservation Medicine at the Wildlife - Livestock Interface (Elective & EMS)

Teaching

Animal Science 2                      Wildlife Management

Vet Bioscience 1                        Principles of Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Vet Bioscience 2                        Professional Skills 2

DVM 1                                       Clinical Research Project

DVM 2                                       Veterinary Public Health and Biosecurity

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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
      2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Spatial and temporal interactions between Leopard and Brown hyanae in Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa 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 University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Max Peters
      2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Genetic diversity and health of translocated mammals on Wedge Island, South Australia 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 University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Jenna Hoffman
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    • Committee Memberships

      Date Role Committee Institution Country
      2013 - ongoing Chair Biosecurity Committee School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences 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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