David Jordan

Research interests

* Human health hazards in animals, food and water
* Antimicrobial resistance in animals and man
* Surveillance for food-borne and zoonotic hazards
* Evaluation of measurement systems in applied biology
* Application of statistics and computer programming to biology
* Integration of discipline-specific contributions in food safety and animal health


David Jordan is a Principal Research Scientist with NSW Primary Industries based at Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute. Prior to becoming a full time researcher he obtained 12 years of experience as a field veterinarian at various locations in south-eastern Australia, working on a wide range of issues from disease eradication (bovine tuberculosis, bovine and ovine bucellosis, Johne's disease, nematodiasis, external parasites, ovine footrot) and control of chemical residues to integration of animal health with animal management.

Following doctoral training in epidemiology and food safety at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), David has focused on a range of veterinary public health issues working with a variety of collaborators throughout Australia and abroad. He has close association with industry, universities and government bodies and regularly contributes to national and international forums on antimicrobial resistance and food safety. He has authored computer software that is in widespread use in veterinary teaching and research institutions around the world and is active in supervising graduate and undergraduate students in food safety, epidemiology and applied microbiology.


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Sydney)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies (Melbourne)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Guelph, Canada)
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (by examination in Epidemiology)

Fields of research

  • 070704 Veterinary Epidemiology
  • 070707 Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology)

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)