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The Team

Members of the Wildlife Health Australia team (below) are located in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. Head office is based in Sydney, NSW.

 

Robyn Valentine

   Robyn has joined WHA on a part-time basis as Administration Assistant. This role supports the Administration Manager in ensuring smooth running of the day to day administration functions of WHA. Robyn has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of corporate, member and community-based organisations, in a combination of administrative, marketing and event management roles, and she enjoys multi-tasking and coordinating projects, tackling new business ventures and problem-solving. She has a strong interest in wildlife and conservation, particularly that of native Australian flora and fauna and has tertiary qualifications in Communications and Australian Studies.

Silvia Ban

  

Silvia is a veterinarian from Brazil who has joined Wildlife Health Australia in the end of May 2016. After graduating, she has coordinated an array of database projects and has also a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Following her interest in wildlife health and conservation, she concluded a Masters of Wildlife Health and Population Management at The University of Sydney. Her research project was on coccidiosis in green turtles. Silvia has also consolidated risks and mitigation strategies of feeding wild birds in Australia, and she is thrilled to work in a multi-stakeholder environment that improves wildlife disease management.

Clare Death

   Clare completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland in 2001 and then worked in mixed and small animal practice before completing her Masters of Conservation Medicine at Murdoch University in 2008, which included a research project investigating pharmacokinetics in wombats. In 2015, Clare completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne on industrial fluoride toxicosis in marsupials. Following this, she gained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in veterinary epidemiology and spent four years in federal and state government agricultural policy and regulation roles. More recently, Clare has been working in toxicology and risk assessment focused environmental consulting, and as a research associate on various ongoing wildlife disease projects at The University of Melbourne.

 

 

Lisa Keen

  

Lisa is a communications professional who has worked in public and private practice, for NGOs, not-for-profits and state and federal governments. She has tertiary qualifications in professional communications and Australian history and politics. Her early work with the Australian Defence Force enabled public information activities to be supported from national and overseas deployments, United Nations missions and conflict zones. Her more recent work has highlighted the plight of threatened species in Australia and around the world, and engendered public understanding and support. Lisa has provided services to Wildlife Health Australia for several years, and was proud to join the team officially in August 2019.