PROF Joanne Devlin

PROF Joanne Devlin


  • Infectious diseases
  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Veterinary public health
  • Veterinary virology



  • Professor Joanne Devlin is a veterinary graduate from The University of Sydney. She worked in private veterinary practice in Victoria, Australia, before starting a PhD in Veterinary Virology at The University of Melbourne. After completing her PhD she has held research and teaching positions at The University of Melbourne. Her research investigates the pathogenesis of a range of veterinary infectious diseases and she has a particular interest in vaccine development and disease control. Her primary research focus is on animal herpesviruses, including herpesviruses of wildlife and avian infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV), an important cause of respiratory disease in poultry worldwide. Her research interests in ILTV extends from applied research, including ILTV vaccine development and testing, to basic research, including genome evolution and the characterisation of ILTV proteins. She was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008 and an ARC Future Fellowship in 2014. Her teaching responsibilities are in the area of Veterinary Public Health. She works in the Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health, within the Melbourne Veterinary School, in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.    


Member of

  • Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH). Member 2008 -
  • Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association (AVPA). Member 2006 -
  • Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Member 2006 -


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Education and training

  • MVPHMgt, University of Sydney 2010
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BVSc(Hons), University of Sydney 2001

Awards and honors

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship, 2014
  • Australian French Association for Science and Technology Victoria Fellowship, 2009
  • Australian Academy of Science, Australian Research Council (ARC) Award, 2009
  • Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) Victoria Fellowship, 2009
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry TJ Nicholl's Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Public Health (2008), 2008
  • Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Science and Innovation Award (2006), 2007



Available for supervision

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