NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Stephen L. Doggett
Me! Qualifications: BSc. (UNSW), Pest Cont. Cert. (Syd. TAFE), MASM.
Position: Manager Arbovirus Surveillance Program
E-mail: stephend@icpmr.wsahs.nsw.gov.au
Phone: + 61 2 9845 7265
Current Project: Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Monitoring Program

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Experience

Stephen Doggett completed a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from the University of New South Wales in 1984, holds a Certificate in Pest Control from the Sydney College of Technical and Further Education and is a Member of the Australian Society of Microbiologists. His research background in entomology is extremely varied, having held positions in the diverse fields of Medical Entomology, Biological Control and Insecticide Technology.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Stephen was employed as a Scientific Officer at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the University of Sydney. Here he undertook mosquito identification in the inaugural year of the "New South Wales Arbovirus Vector Monitoring Program" (NSWAVMP) under the then Dr Richard C. Russell. Later in the same year, Stephen worked with Assoc. Prof. Eric Shipp at the University of New South Wales, in the development of a chamber to test household space sprayed insecticides. From  1985 to 1990, Stephen was appointed to a team lead by Lt. Col. Anthony Sweeny at the Army Malaria Research Unit at Ingleburn, to investigate the potential of microsporidia as a biological control agent for mosquitoes. For the following three years, a National Health and Medical Research Council grant researching Lyme disease in Australia was Stephen's next project. This was undertaken at Westmead Hospital with Assoc. Prof. Richard Russell, and Assoc. Prof. Rosemary Munro from Liverpool Hospital. Stephen's present occupation has lead him back to the NSWAVMP with Assoc. Prof. Richard Russell. The monitoring program is now conducted at the Department of Medical Entomology at Westmead Hospital and has expanded to include virus surveillance. Stephen is now the manager of the program at Westmead Hospital.

Since mid-1996, Stephen has been enrolled in a PhD in the Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, undertaking investigations into the vector competence of mosquitoes for Barmah Forest virus. He is also responsible for the production and maintenance for the Department of Medical Entomology web site, the NSW Arbovirus Surveillance web site, and has recently won the national competition for a web page design for the Australian Society of Microbiologists. This can be seen at <http://avoca.vicnet.net.au/~asm/welcom2.htm>.

Recently, Stephen along with Merilyn Geary of Medical Entomology and Assoc. Prof. Richard Russell were the successful tenderers, from an international field, for a tick survey of the Sydney International Equestrian Centre at Horsely Park. This is the site for the equestrian events for the year 2000 olympics and was undertaken for the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.


Publications

DOGGETT, S.L., Russell, R.C., Clancy, J., Haniotis, J and Cloonan, M.J. (1999). Barmah Forest virus epidemic on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, 1994-1995: Viruses, Vectors, Human Cases, and Environmental Factors. Journal of Medical Entomology, 36: 861-868.

DOGGETT, S., Clancy, J., Haniotis, J., Patsouris, K., Russell, R., Hueston, L., Marchetti, M. and Dwyer, D.E. (1999). The New South Wales Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Monitoring Program, 1998 - 1999 Annual Report. Westmead Hospital, Westmead. 21pp.

DOGGETT, S.L., Russell, R. and Dwyer, D. (1999). NSW Arbovirus Surveillance Web Site. New South Wales Public Health Bulletin, 10: 7. 

DOGGETT, S.L. (1997). Microsporidia biocontrol of mosquitoes. Another public health risk? Arbovirus Research in Australia, 7: 72-74.

DOGGETT, S.L. (1997). Ticks. Nature Australia, Autumn: 40-47.

DOGGETT, S.L. (1997). Ticks and tick-borne diseases. Symposium on Insects and Human Health in Australia, pg 26-29.

DOGGETT, S.L. (1996). Bities of the bush. Australiasian Mountain Bike, Dec-Jan: 69-72.

DOGGETT, S.L., Koevski, I., Haniotis, J. and Russell, R.C. (1997). "MOSAVEX"; a mechanical device to grind mosquitoes for arbovirus detection. Arbovirus Research in Australia, 7: 75-78.

DOGGETT, S.L. and Russell, R.C. (1997). Aedes notoscriptus can transmit inland and coastal isolates of Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus from NSW! Arbovirus Research in Australia, 7: 79-81.

DOGGETT, S.L., Russell, R.C., Cloonan, M., Clancy, J., and Haniotis, J. (1995). Arbovirus and mosquito activity on the south coast of New South Wales, 1994-95. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 19: 473-475.

DOGGETT, S.L., Russell, R.C., Cloonan, M., Clancy, J. and Haniotis, J. (1995). Arbovirus and mosquito activity on the south coast of New South Wales, 1994-95. Arbovirus Information Exchange, December:

DOGGETT, S., Russell, R., Lawrence, R. and Dickeson, D. (1995). Lyme disease. Inoculum, 4: 1-4.

DOGGETT, S.L., Russell, R.C., Munro, R., Dickeson, D., Ellis, J. Avery, D., Hunt, C.L., Simmonds, J. and Trivett, N. (1994). Lyme disease - the search for the causative agent in southeastern Australia. Arbovirus Research in Australia. Arbovirus Research in Australia, 6: 313-315.

Hueston, L., Yund, A., Cope, S., Monteville, M., Marchetti, M., Haniotis, J., Clancy, J., DOGGETT, S., Russell, R., Dwyer, D. and Parker, G. (1997). Ross River virus in a joint military exercise. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 21: 193.

Russell. R.C., Cloonan. M., DOGGETT. S.L., Clancy. J., Haniotis. J., Wells. P. and Fennell. M. (1995). Surveillance for arboviruses in mosquitoes in New South Wales, Australia, 1991/92-1994/95. Arbovirus Information Exchange, June: 33-36.

Russell, R.C. and S.L,. DOGGETT. (1995). Ticks and human disease in Australia - an update. Second International Conference on Tick-Host-Pathogen Interactions. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Russell, R.C., DOGGETT, S.L., Dickeson D., Hunt, C. and Munro, R. (1992). Lyme disease and Australia - the current situation. The Proceedings of the Australian Tropical Health and Nutrition Conference. Brisbane.

Russell. R.C., DOGGETT. S.L. and Munro. R. (1994). Tick ecology and the search for a possible Lyme disease spirochaete in southeastern Australia. Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology, 18: 77-84.

Russell R.C., DOGGETT, S.L. and Munro, R. (1993). Tick ecology and the search for a possible Lyme disease spirochaete in southeastern Australia. Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology - The Proceedings of the International Vector Ecology Conference.

Russell. R.C., DOGGETT. S.L., Munro. R., Dickeson, D., Ellis, J., Avery, D. and Hunt, C. (1994). ?Lyme disease in Australia - reasonable doubt ? Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis. Bologna, Italy. pg 212-215.

Russell. R.C., DOGGETT. S.L., Munro. R., Ellis. J., Avery. D., Hunt. C. and Dickeson. D. (1994). Lyme disease: A search for the causative agent in ticks in southeastern Australia. Epidemiology and Infection, 112: 375-384.

Russell, R.C., DOGGETT, S.L., Munro, R., Ellis, J., Avery, D., Hunt, C. and Dickeson, D. (1993). Lyme disease: A search for the causative agent in ticks in south-eastern Australia. Australian Tropical Health and Nutrition Conference. Brisbane.

Sweeney, A.W. and DOGGETT, S.L. (1989). Life cycle of Amblyospora (Microspora) with particular reference to Culex annulirostris mosquitoes and Mesocyclops copepods. Arbovirus Research in Australia, 5: 149-150.

Sweeney. A.W., DOGGETT. S.L. and Gullick. G. (1989). Laboratory experiments on infection rates of Amblyospora dyxenoides (Microsporidia: Amblyosporidae) in the mosquito Culex annulirostris. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 53: 85-92.

Sweeney. A.W., DOGGETT. S.L. and Gullick. G. (1989). Bioassay experiments on the dose response of Mesocyclops sp. copepods to meiospores of Amblyospora dyxenoides produced in Culex annulirostris mosquito larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 53: 118-120.

Sweeney, A.W., DOGGETT, S.L., and Piper, R. (1994). Host parasite relationships of microsporidia infecting mosquitoes. Arbovirus Research in Australia, 6: 102-105.

Sweeney. A.W., DOGGETT. S.L. and Piper. R. (1993). Life cycle of Dubosquia (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) infecting the mosquito Anopheles hilli and an intermediate host, Apocyclus dengizicus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 62: 137-146.

Sweeney. A.W., DOGGETT. S.L. and Piper. R. (1990). Host specificity studies of Amblyospora indicola and Amblyospora dyxenoides in mosquitoes and copepods. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 56: 415-418.

Sweeney. A.W., DOGGETT. S.L. and Piper. R. (1990). Life cycle of Amblyospora indicola (Microspora: Amblyosporidae), a parasite of the mosquito Culex sitiens Weidemann and of Apocyclops sp. copepods. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 55: 428-434.

Sweeney, A.W., DOGGETT, S.L., and Piper, R. (1990). Life cycles and biology of microsporidia infecting Australian mosquitoes. in D.E. Pinnock (ed.) Proceedings and abstracts, Vth International Colloquium on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control. Adelaide.

Wells. P., Mikunda. A., DOGGETT. S.L., Cloonan. M., Russell. R.C., Weir. R.C., Marshall. I.D. and Dalgarno. L. (1997). Studies of the infectivity of selected strains of Ross River virus in Aedes vigilax and Culex annulirostris mosquitoes collected at coastal and inland sites of New South Wales. Arbovirus Research in Australia, 7: 322-325.

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