Wayne Boardman

Associate Professor Wayne Boardman

Associate Professor

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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 January 2015, 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). In January 2022, he was promoted to Associate Professor.

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
  • Infectious and Noninfectious diseases of Koalas
  • African carnivore ecology and health
  • Wildlife Disease Surveillance
  • Free-ranging wildlife anaesthesia
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Associate Professor, Wildlife & Conservation Medicine and Veterinary Biosecurity University of Adelaide
    2016 - ongoing Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia
    2015 - ongoing 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 IFAW
    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
    2020 Recognition Runner up South Australian STEMM Tertiary Educator of the Year South Australia Science Excellence and Innovations Award Australia
    2020 Award Executive Dean of Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Achievement University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Ecology of Grey-headed Flying foxes)
    1979 - 1984 Royal Veterinary College United Kingdom Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2014 Diplomate of European College of Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Population Health) European College of Zoological Medicine
    1995 Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Avian Medicine) Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
    1994 Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Zoo Medicine) 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

2020

Morris Animal Foundation Australian Bushfire Grants

USD

 

Treatment and rehabilitation of fire-affected wildlife: Unravelling antimicrobial use during 2019-2020 wildfires in preparation for future fire events

 

 

Power, Taylor, Govendir, McDougall and Boardman

124 000

 

 

2020

Morris Animal Foundation Australian Bushfire Grants

USD

 

Clinical assessment of koalas during and following bushfire

 

 

Speight, Chaber, Hemmatzadeh, Timms and Boardman

57 000

 

 

 

2019

University of Adelaide Collaboration Grant

AUD

 

Viral microbiome and Viral shedding in Grey Headed Flying foxes in Adelaide

 

 

Power, Barrs and Boardman

3 300

 

 

 

2013

Nature Foundation of South Australia

AUD

 

Health and disease of southern hairy nosed wombats

 

 

Woolford and Boardman

 

18 000

2012

University of Adelaide Research Equipment Grant

AUD

 

Wildlife Field Equipment         

 

 

Boardman

30 000

 

 

 

2011

Nature Foundation of South Australia

AUD

 

Health and disease of southern hairy nosed wombats

 

 

Woolford and Boardman

10 000

 

 

 

2011

Ninti One

AUD

 

Standard operating procedures and a training package for the field immobilization of large herbivories in animal control programs     

 

 

Lethbridge, Woolnough and Boardman

34 000

 

 

 

2011

Meat and Livestock Australia

AUD

 

Investigating the aetiology and transmission of an apicomplexan parasite of macropods Besnoitia

 

 

Reichel, Caraguel and Boardman

33000

 

 

 

2019

Ninti One

AUD

 

Ecological movements of Dromedary Camels in Northern Australia

 

 

Lethbridge and Boardman

74000

 

Course Title

Program

Course Code

 

Wildlife and Conservation Practice

DVM 2

VET SC 7213RW

Coordination and Teaching

Conservation Medicine – SA Elective

DVM 3

VET SC 7306RW

Coordination and Teaching

Ecology and Management of Vertebrate Pests III

BSc (AS) 2

ANIML SC 3019RW

Coordination and Teaching

Veterinary Public Health and Biosecurity

DVM 2

VET SC 7223RW

Coordination and Teaching

Clinical Research Project

DVM 1

VET SC 7005RW

Teaching

Principles of Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

BSc (VB) 1

ANIML SC 1018RW 

Teaching

Animal Biotechnology

BSc (AS) 2

ANIML SC 3043RW

Teaching

Transition to the Veterinary Profession

DVM 3

VET SC 7308BRW 

Teaching

Principles of Veterinary Nursing

BSc (VT) 2

VET TECH 1035RW

Teaching

Animal Health II

BSc (AS) 2

ANIML SC 2545RW

Teaching

Professional Skills II

BSc (VB) 2

VET SC 2500RW

Teaching

Clinical Skills B

BSc (VT) 2

VET TECH 2020RW

Teaching

Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Food Security II

BSc (VT) 2

VET TECH 2525RW

Teaching

Advanced Animal Husbandry for Vet Techs II

BSc (VT) 2

VET TECH 2040RW

Teaching

                                   

                                      

  • 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
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Wildlife Population Health - ECZM RESIDENCY European College of Zoological Medicine Postdoctorate Part Time Dr Anne-Lise Chaber
    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 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 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 Grey-headed Flying foxes - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Bec Souter
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Anaesthesia of Common brush tailed possums - DVM 1 Clinical research project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Sonia Treagus
    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 Microbiology of periodontal disease in Macropods - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide Other Part Time Jia Lam
    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 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 - 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 Principal Supervisor Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency - CLINICAL Royal Veterinary College/Zoological Society of London Other Full Time Jonathan Cracknell
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Executive Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Staff-Student Liaison Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    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
    2020 - ongoing Member Wildlife Health Australia - Bat Health Focus Group Australia
    2012 - 2014 Member Advisory board of the Wildlife Veterinary Section of the Wildlife Disease Association United States
    2011 - ongoing Member Wildlife Health Australia - University Focus Group Australia
    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: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83131246
  • Email: wayne.boardman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Leske Building, floor Ground Floor
  • Room: G7
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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