Dr Siobhan Mor

BSc(Vet) BVSc PhD MANZCVS(epidem)
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology (One Health)

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 9351 6516

Website sydney.edu.au/mbi/

Biographical details

Siobhan is an interdisciplinary, veterinarian-researcher and public health epidemiologist with major interests in cryptosporidiosis and other globally important diseases that spread between animals and humans (zoonoses).

Following her veterinary training at the University of Sydney, Siobhan relocated to the United States where she completed a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology at Tufts University in Grafton, MA. During this time she completed field work in Uganda where she caught the "Africa bug." She also completed an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Water: Systems, Science and Society whilst pursuing her doctoral studies at Tufts.

Between 2009-2011 Siobhan held an academic appointment with the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. At that stage she had every intention of pursuing a career in global public health. However a stint as global health advisor for a project affiliated with USAID's Emerging Pandemic Threats program brought her back to her veterinary origins.

She returned to the University of Sydney to assume her current role in 2012. Since then she has completed a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) and become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in veterinary epidemiology.

Research interests

Siobhan's current research focusses on three main areas:

  • Zoonoses at the human-animal interface, including surveillance and response to emerging zoonoses and education of health professionals regarding the same;
  • Agriculture for nutrition and health, in particular the role of animal source foods and livestock production in human nutrition and health;
  • Cryptosporidisois in humans, in particular the clinical epidemiology and transmission potential of respiratory cryptosporidiosis

Teaching and supervision

  • Epidemiology and evidence-based practice;
  • Food safety and zoonoses;
  • One Health

Current research students

Project title Research student
Assessing the impact of pig associated zoonoses in Uganda Christine ATHERSTONE
Climate change, cattle health and vulnerability in Maasai pastoralists of Monduli District, Northern TanzaniaTanzania Esther KIMARO
Molecular Epidemiology, Serovar Prevalence and Spatiotemporal Cluster Analysis of Salmonella Isolates in Australia: A One Health Approach to Zoonotic Disease Surveillance Kelly SIMPSON
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Australian General Practitioners and Veterinarians with respect to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses. Sandra STEELE

Current projects

For more information on current and previous projects: http://siobhanmor.weebly.com/

Awards and honours

2016:- Faculty of Veterinary Science, Highly Commended Certificate - for research that has made a significant impact in the field

In the media

The Atlantic (US) and The Verge (US) reported on research led by Dr Siobhan Mor about the need to understand animal disease to prevent human epidemics.

BBC World Service (UK) interviewed Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about her research on livestock and wildlife disease and the risk it poses to human health.

Dr Siobhan Mor was interviewed on ABC (Radio National, 612 Brisbane, Southern Queensland, Upper Hunter, News Radio, Wide Bay, Illawarra) about a University of Sydney study on livestock and wildlife disease posing a risk to human health.

Business Standard (India) and Infection Control Today reported on research by Dr Siobhan Mor on how our lack of knowledge on animal diseases leaves humans at risk.

Dr Siobhan Mor delivered the 2016 Ian Beveridge Memorial Lecture titled "Humans, Animals and the Bugs Between Us: Bridging the Divide."

International links

Uganda

(Mulago Hospital/Makerere University) Collaboration on cryptosporidiosis

United States

(Tufts University School of Medicine) Collaboration on cryptosporidiosis

Selected grants

2016

  • Research in support of one health collaboration; Mor S; Hunter New England Health Service/Hunter New England Population Health Research Grant.

2014

  • Strengthening food and nutrition security through family poultry and crop integration in Tanzania and Zambia; Alders R, Li M, McConchie R, Simpson J, Mor S, Young M; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).

2013

  • Strengthening National Veterinary Services through collaborative research and exchange.; Ejobi F, Nantima N, Mor S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • Strengthening food security through family poultry and crop integration in Eastern and Southern Africa; Alders R, Li M, Mor S, Farrell P; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).
  • Hospital and Household Studies of Respiratory Cryptosporidiosis and Transmission; Griffiths J, Mor S; National Institutes of Health (USA)/Research Support.
  • Sydney Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Network (SIBRN); Dhand N, Sorrell T, Bennett B, Booy R, Crawford J, Dwyer D, Gilbert G, Giles F, Holmes A, Hossain L, Iredell J, Jones C, Kesson A, Kerridge I, Marais B, Simpson S, Sintchenko V, Ward M, Werder O, Britton W, Hunter C, Kamradt-Scott A, Mor S, Salkeld G, Shaw T, Smith F, Wood N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Mor, S., Griffiths, J. (2011). Water-Related Diseases in the Developing World. In Jerome O. Nriagu (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, (pp. 741-753). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

Journals

  • James, D., Golovsky, G., Thornton, J., Goodchild, L., Havlicek, M., Martin, P., Krockenberger, M., Marriott, D., Ahuja, V., Malik, R., Mor, S. (2017). Clinical management of Brucella suis infection in dogs and implications for public health. Australian Veterinary Journal, 95, 19-25. [More Information]
  • Hetherington, J., Wiethoelter, A., Negin, J., Mor, S. (2017). Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub -Saharan Africa. Agriculture and Food Security, 6, 9. [More Information]
  • Hetherington, J., Wiethoelter, A., Negin, J., Mor, S. (2017). Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture and Food Security, 6, 9. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Wiethoelter, A., Lee, A., Moloney, B., James, D., Malik, R. (2016). Emergence of Brucella suis in dogs in New South Wales, Australia: clinical findings and implications for zoonotic transmission. BMC Veterinary Research, 12(199). [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Wiethoelter, A., Lee, A., Moloney, B., James, D., Malik, R. (2016). Emergence of Brucella suis in dogs in New South Wales, Australia: Clinical findings and implications for zoonotic transmission. BMC Veterinary Research, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Steele, S., Mor, S. (2015). Client knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding zoonoses: A metropolitan experience. Australian Veterinary Journal, 93(12), 439-444. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltrán-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife–livestock interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(31), 9662-9667. [More Information]
  • Kabeta, T., Deresa, B., Tigre, W., Ward, M., Mor, S. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Animal Bite Victims Attending an Anti-rabies Health Center in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(6), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2014). Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water Borne Disease Surveillance Systems: A Massachusetts Case Study. PloS One, 9(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Aongolo, A., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kocj, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Pengelly, B., Simpson, J., et al (2014). Using a One Health Approach to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@risk, 2(3), 187-190.
  • Banerjee, A., Mor, S., Kok, J., Sorrell, T., Hill-Cawthorne, G. (2014). Vulnerability, hysteria and fear - conquering Ebola virus. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(6), 320-321. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Robbins, A., Jarvin, L., Kaufman, G., Lindenmayer, J. (2013). Curriculum Asset Mapping for One Health Education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 40(4), 363-369. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Aminawung, J., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2011). Pneumonia and Influenza Hospitalization in HIV-Positive Seniors. Epidemiology and Infection, 139(9), 1317-1325. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Ndeezi, G., Srinivasan, M., Kaddu-Mulindwa, D., Tzipori, S., Griffiths, J. (2010). Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in HIV-seronegative children in Uganda: potential for respiratory transmission. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50(10), 1366-1372. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Griffiths, J., Naumova, E. (2009). Cryptosporidiosis in the Elderly Population of the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(6), 698-705. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Naumova, E., Ndeezi, G., Tzipori, S. (2009). Microsporidiosis and Malnutrition in Children with persistent Diarrhea, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(1), 49-52. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in children in sub-Saharan Africa: A lingering challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47(7), 915-921. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa:A Lingering Challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47, 915-921.

Conferences

  • De Bruyn, J., Maulaga, W., Rukambile, E., Bagnol, B., Li, M., Darnton-Hill, I., Thomson, P., Simpson, J., Mor, S., Alders, R. (2016). Chicken ownership has positive association with length-for-age Z-scores of infants and young children in central Tanzania. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Scoping the wildlife-livestock interface – diseases, species, regions, and trends. 64th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Wildlife-livestock interfaces in the spotlight: diseases, species, regions, and trends in published research. 3rd International One Health Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2014). Snapshot: Infectious diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) Colloquium 2014, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Rojo-Gimeno, C., Wiethoelter, A., Mor, S. (2014). The use of a systematic review methodology of scientific publication databases for better tailored surveillance of zoonotic and wildlife-transmitted diseases of livestock. 2nd International Conference in Animal Health Surveillance 2014, Havana, Cuba: International Conference on Animal Health & Surveillance Organisers.

Other

  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Li, M., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Simpson, J. (2013), A One Health perspective on Infectious Disease and Food Security.

2017

  • James, D., Golovsky, G., Thornton, J., Goodchild, L., Havlicek, M., Martin, P., Krockenberger, M., Marriott, D., Ahuja, V., Malik, R., Mor, S. (2017). Clinical management of Brucella suis infection in dogs and implications for public health. Australian Veterinary Journal, 95, 19-25. [More Information]
  • Hetherington, J., Wiethoelter, A., Negin, J., Mor, S. (2017). Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub -Saharan Africa. Agriculture and Food Security, 6, 9. [More Information]
  • Hetherington, J., Wiethoelter, A., Negin, J., Mor, S. (2017). Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture and Food Security, 6, 9. [More Information]

2016

  • De Bruyn, J., Maulaga, W., Rukambile, E., Bagnol, B., Li, M., Darnton-Hill, I., Thomson, P., Simpson, J., Mor, S., Alders, R. (2016). Chicken ownership has positive association with length-for-age Z-scores of infants and young children in central Tanzania. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Mor, S., Wiethoelter, A., Lee, A., Moloney, B., James, D., Malik, R. (2016). Emergence of Brucella suis in dogs in New South Wales, Australia: clinical findings and implications for zoonotic transmission. BMC Veterinary Research, 12(199). [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Wiethoelter, A., Lee, A., Moloney, B., James, D., Malik, R. (2016). Emergence of Brucella suis in dogs in New South Wales, Australia: Clinical findings and implications for zoonotic transmission. BMC Veterinary Research, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2015

  • Steele, S., Mor, S. (2015). Client knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding zoonoses: A metropolitan experience. Australian Veterinary Journal, 93(12), 439-444. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltrán-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife–livestock interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(31), 9662-9667. [More Information]
  • Kabeta, T., Deresa, B., Tigre, W., Ward, M., Mor, S. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Animal Bite Victims Attending an Anti-rabies Health Center in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(6), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Scoping the wildlife-livestock interface – diseases, species, regions, and trends. 64th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Wildlife-livestock interfaces in the spotlight: diseases, species, regions, and trends in published research. 3rd International One Health Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014

  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2014). Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water Borne Disease Surveillance Systems: A Massachusetts Case Study. PloS One, 9(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2014). Snapshot: Infectious diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) Colloquium 2014, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Rojo-Gimeno, C., Wiethoelter, A., Mor, S. (2014). The use of a systematic review methodology of scientific publication databases for better tailored surveillance of zoonotic and wildlife-transmitted diseases of livestock. 2nd International Conference in Animal Health Surveillance 2014, Havana, Cuba: International Conference on Animal Health & Surveillance Organisers.
  • Alders, R., Aongolo, A., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kocj, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Pengelly, B., Simpson, J., et al (2014). Using a One Health Approach to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@risk, 2(3), 187-190.
  • Banerjee, A., Mor, S., Kok, J., Sorrell, T., Hill-Cawthorne, G. (2014). Vulnerability, hysteria and fear - conquering Ebola virus. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(6), 320-321. [More Information]

2013

  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Li, M., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Simpson, J. (2013), A One Health perspective on Infectious Disease and Food Security.
  • Mor, S., Robbins, A., Jarvin, L., Kaufman, G., Lindenmayer, J. (2013). Curriculum Asset Mapping for One Health Education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 40(4), 363-369. [More Information]

2011

  • Mor, S., Aminawung, J., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2011). Pneumonia and Influenza Hospitalization in HIV-Positive Seniors. Epidemiology and Infection, 139(9), 1317-1325. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Griffiths, J. (2011). Water-Related Diseases in the Developing World. In Jerome O. Nriagu (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, (pp. 741-753). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

2010

  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Ndeezi, G., Srinivasan, M., Kaddu-Mulindwa, D., Tzipori, S., Griffiths, J. (2010). Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in HIV-seronegative children in Uganda: potential for respiratory transmission. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50(10), 1366-1372. [More Information]

2009

  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Griffiths, J., Naumova, E. (2009). Cryptosporidiosis in the Elderly Population of the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(6), 698-705. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Naumova, E., Ndeezi, G., Tzipori, S. (2009). Microsporidiosis and Malnutrition in Children with persistent Diarrhea, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(1), 49-52. [More Information]

2008

  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in children in sub-Saharan Africa: A lingering challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47(7), 915-921. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa:A Lingering Challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47, 915-921.

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