Siobhan is an interdisciplinary, public health epidemiologist and veterinarian-researcher with major interests in cryptosporidiosis and other globally important diseases that spread between animals and humans (zoonoses). Her work often explores infectious diseases through a One Health lens.
Following her veterinary training at The University of Sydney, Siobhan relocated to the United States where she completed a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology and Interdisciplinary Certificate in Water: Systems, Science and Society at Tufts University.
Following her PhD, Siobhan was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (2009-2011). During this time she served as a global health adviser for the RESPOND project (part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program) which aimed to strengthen capacity for response to emerging diseases in developing countries.
In 2012 she returned to The University of Sydney to take up a lectureship in the School of Veterinary Science. During this time she established the Epidemiology and One Health (EpiOH) research group, which conducted research on the epidemiology of emerging zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, both in Australia and East Africa.
In mid-2018 Siobhan took up her post at the Institute of Infection and Global Health at University of Liverpool. She is based at the International Livestock Research Institute in Addis Ababa, where she is the Research Lead for the HORN project in Ethiopia.