Researcher biography

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland. I am a veterinarian graduate of The Austral University, Chile, and hold a Masters degree from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in terrestrial ecology and biodiversity management. My current research focuses on investigating the role of wildlife in disease transmission in modified environments using novel genetic analysis. My thesis is supervised by Professor Jenny Seddon, Dr Hawthorne Beyer, Dr Nick Clark and Associate Professor Jonathan Rhodes.


Commensal bacterial sharing does not predict host social associations in kangaroos. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2019, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13064

Drivers of Bartonella infection in micromammals and their fleas in a Mediterranean peri-urban area. Veterinary Microbiology. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.03.023

Differences in the ectoparasite fauna between micromammals captured in natural and adjacent residential areas are better explained by sex and season than by type of habitat. Parasitology Research. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-4962-0

Molecular detection of vector-borne pathogens in wild and domestic carnivores and their ticks at the human-wildlife interface. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.11.003

Infection and exposure to vector-borne pathogens in rural dogs and their ticks, Uganda. Parasites & Vectors. 2015. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0919-x

Factors associated with the prevalence and pathology of Calodium hepaticum and C. splenaecum in periurban micromammals. Parasitology Research. 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-014-3962-1