Professor Ian Gardner
University of California, Davis
Professor Ian Gardner, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, received a prestigious New South Wales Residency Expatriate Scientists Award and visited the Faculty of Veterinary Science for three months in 2004.
This program is a joint initiative of three partners: the University of Sydney, CSIRO and the NSW Department of Education and Training. The selection process was based on the academic quality, the relevance and potential benefit of the applicant's collaborative research proposal for the University of Sydney and/or CSIRO and the ability of the applicant to communicate effectively, especially with high school students.
Professor Gardner made a tremendous impact in his tour of NSW high schools to promote science, and in the Faculty where he presented numerous seminars, and undergraduate lectures. Research outcomes included proposals for joint projects in Johne’s disease and links between the two universities in Veterinary Public Health.