Dr Michelle Power (Co-chair)
Professor at Macquarie University
I started out as a wildlife parasitologist but now consider the wider interactions between pathogens and endemic organisms within hosts relative to disease outcomes and within a One Health framework. In recent years my research has focussed on reverse zoonoses, particularly the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria and associated AMR genetic determinants to wildlife. I work on diverse pathogens and wildlife hosts including flying foxes, marsupials, seals, sea lions and penguins, which sees me collaborating widely. My involvement with QiS stems from recognising the importance of visibility and support for LGBTIQ+ undergrads starting out at university and postgrads starting research careers.