Principal Research Scientist/Team Leader/Project Spokesperson/CEO Global FMD Research Alliance
Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
Ph (03) 5227 5015
Wilna is a research scientist who obtained her PhD in 1998 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked on FMD for nearly 30 years. In 2008 she moved to Australia to take on a job at the CSIRO-Australian Animal Health Laboratory and is currently a Principal Research Scientist responsible for the FMD research programme at AAHL. She has managed Phases 1 and 2 of the FMD Risk Management Project, funded by MLA through funding provided by all the affected industries and managed by AHA.
Wilna serves as one of seven international members on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) FMD ad hoc Group on the Evaluation of FMD Status of Member Countries and is the CEO of the Global FMD Research Alliance. She also serves on the Vaccine Expert Advisory Group and Vaccine Bank Contract Committee in Australia.
Wilna is the spokesperson for The Project.