Theo de Waal0000-0002-9657-1857
Theo de Waal was qualified as a Veterinarian in 1981 with a B.V.S. degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the same University. Theo also received a Diploma in datametrics (computer science) from UNISA, South Africa in 1988 and a Higher Diploma in university teaching and learning from the University College Dublin, Ireland in 2006. His career started as a Researcher at the ARC, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa. In 2002, he moved to Ireland where he serves currently as a Lecturer of veterinary parasitology at the University College Dublin. His general research interest is in the field of veterinary parasitology and epidemiology with specific expertise in the diagnosis, vaccine production, epidemiology, and integrated control of animal parasites. His current research projects include toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis, anthelmintic resistance, and the development of alternative helminth control strategies. He has a keen interest in teaching and learning and in developing novel approaches to teaching veterinary parasitology. In 2002, he was awarded the Elsdon-Dew medal by the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa for achievements in the field of Parasitology in Africa. He is an active member of a number of international professional bodies and Diplomat European Veterinary Parasitology College.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011