Sydney University Department of Medical Entomology Westmead Hospital
Stephen L. Doggett
Qualifications: BSc. (UNSW), Pest Cont. Cert. (Syd. TAFE), MASM.
Position: Manager Arbovirus Surveillance Program
E-mail: stephen.doggett@swahs.health.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 is extremely broad having worked on and published many articles relating to arthropods of medical importance including ticks, mosquitoes and mosquito borne disease, bird mites and recently bed bugs. .

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 Prof. Richard Russell, and Assoc. Prof. Rosemary Munro from Liverpool Hospital. Stephen's present occupation has lead him back to the NSWAVMP with 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 the beginning of the modern bed bug resurgence, Stephen has been at the forefront of documenting the rise and impact of bed bugs within Australia, and has produced over 80 articles for industry and scientific journals, and given over 70 presentation on bed bugs and their control. He is widely consulted on bed bugs and their control by the pest management and the accommodation industries, and the media. Over the last five years, he has worked with a distinguished team of Australian pest controllers in producing an industry standard on bed bug management; 'A Code of Practice for the Control of Bed Bugs in Australia', and Stephen is the principal author. The Code is now up to its 3rd edition (and sixth version) and has been adopted by other pest control organisations around the world. More recently to assist the Hospitality industry and other accommodation providers in achieving 'best practice' in bed bug eradication, Stephen developed 'A Bed Bug Management Policy for Accommodation Providers'. Both the Code of Practice and the Management Policy are available for free from www.bedbug.org.au.


Publications

DOGGETT S.L. (2010). A Bed Bug Management Policy for Accommodation Providers (Draft). Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney. 23pp

DOGGETT S.L. (2010). A Code of Practice for the Control of Bed Bug Infestations in Australia. 3rd Edition. Department of Medical Entomology & The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association, Westmead Hospital, Sydney. 77pp. ISBN 1740801229.

DOGGETT S. (2010). North American Bed Bug Summit, Chicago 2010. Professional Pest Manager, in press.

DOGGETT S., Lilly D. and Russell R.C. (2010). Battling Bed Bugs; the Latest in Weaponry. Professional Pest Manager, in press.

DOGGETT S. (2010). Bed Bug Code of Practice: Third Edition Now Out. Professional Pest Manager, June/July: 4.

DOGGETT S. (2010). Bed Bugs…bugger them before they bugger you! Professional Pest Manager, in press.

DOGGETT S. (2010). Bed Bugs; the problem and the solution. Motel Owner, [in press].

DOGGETT S. (2010). Bed Bugs…bugger them before they bugger you! Accommodation Management Guide, [in press].

DOGGETT S., Haniotis J., Clancy J. Webb C. and Russell R. (2010). Mosquito-borne disease in Australia - activity 2009/ 2010, New South Wales. Mosquito Bites, 5(1): [in press].

Macdonald J., Poidinger M., Mackenzie J.S., Russell R.C., DOGGETT S., Broom A.K., Phillips D., Potamski J., Gard G., Whelan P., Weir R., Young P.R., Gendle D., Maher S., Barnard R.T. and Hall R.A. (2010). Molecular Phylogeny of Edge Hill Virus Supports its Position in the Yellow Fever Virus Group and Identifies a New Genetic Variant. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 6: 91-96.

Madge O. and DOGGETT S.L. (2010). Does America lead the way in Bed Bug management? North American Bed Bug Summit, Chicago 2010. International Pest Control, in press.

Webb C.E. and DOGGETT S.L. (2010) NSW Health Arbovirus and Mosquito Surveillance Workshop 2009. Mosquito Bites, 5:6-7.

DOGGETT S.L. and Russell R.C. (2009). Bed bugs for the general practitioner. Australian Family Physician, 38(11): 880-884.

DOGGETT S. (2009). Arboviral disease in Australia: Past, Present and the Future. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 50(Supp 2): A53

DOGGETT S. (2009). The rise and rise of bed bugs. Accommodation Management Guide, 29 (Spring): 28-30

DOGGETT S.L., Webb C. and Meek P. (2009). Korora Lagoon, Coffs Harbour, NSW. Mosquito Bites, 3(2): 12,14.

DOGGETT S.L. and Russell R.C. (2009). Bed bug barriers and traps. Professional Pest Manager, 13(5): 20-21.

DOGGETT S.L. (2009). Draft of new Code of Practice puts wind up bed bugs. Professional Pest Manager, 13(5): 22.

DOGGETT S.L. (2009). Bed bugs: the college creepy you can beat! Student Residences Management Journal, 4(1): 39.

DOGGETT S.L. (2009). Bed bugs biting business? Beat'em back! The Executive Housekeeper, 13(1): 25.

DOGGETT S.L. (2009). Non-chemical methods of bed bug control: a case study. Professional Pest Manager, 13(5): 27-29.

DOGGETT S., Haniotis J., Clancy J. Webb C. and Russell R. (2009). Mosquito-borne disease in Australia - activity 2008/ 2009, New South Wales. Mosquito Bites, 4(1): 56-58.

DOGGETT S. (2009). Bed bug infestation protocol, part 2. Pest News (South African Pest Control Association, Winter: 10-11.

DOGGETT S. (2009). Bed bug infestation protocol, part 1. Pest News (South African Pest Control Association, Summer: 7-8.

Evans I.A., Hueston L. and DOGGETT S.L. (2010). Murray Valley encephalitis virus (Bug Breakfast in the Bulletin). NSW Public Health Bulletin, 20(11-12):195-196.

Lilly G.D., DOGGETT S.L., Zalucki M.P, Orton C.J. and Russell R.C. (2009). Bed bugs that bite back, confirmation of insecticide resistance in the Common bed bug, Cimex lectularius. Professional Pest Manager, 13(5): 22-24.

Lilly D., DOGGETT S.L., Orton C.J. and Russell R.C. (2009). Bed bug product efficacy under the spotlight, part 2. Professional Pest Manager, 13(3): 14-15, 18.

Lilly D., DOGGETT S.L., Orton C.J. and Russell R.C. (2009). Bed bug product efficacy under the spotlight, part 1. Professional Pest Manager, 13(2): 14, 19-20.

Cashman P., Hueston L., Durrheim D., Massey P., DOGGETT S. and Russell R.C. (2008). Barmah Forest virus serology; implications for diagnosis and public health action. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 32(2): 263-266.

DOGGETT S.L., Dwyer D. and Russell R.C. (2008). Summer scourges. Medical Observer, 22 Feb: 29-31.

DOGGETT S. (2008). Mosquito-borne disease in Australia - activity 2007/ 2008, New South Wales. Mosquito Bites, 3(1): 45-47.

Webb C.E., DOGGETT S.L., Ritchie S.A. and Russell R.C. (2008). Vector competence of three Australian mosquitoes, Verrallina carmenti, Verrallina lineata and Mansonia septempunctata (Diptera: Culicidae), for Ross River virus. Journal of Medical Entomology, 45(4): 737-740.

DOGGETT S.L. (2007). Richard Charles Russell - the deserving Professor. Mosquito Bites, 2(1): 21-23.

DOGGETT S.L. (2007). Mosquito-borne Diseases in Australia - Activity 2006/2007; New South Wales Update. Mosquito Bites, 2(1): 48.

DOGGETT S.L. (2007). Science Meets Parliament 2007. Myrmecia, 43(3): 36-39.

DOGGETT S.L. (2007). Bed Bugs Update. The Australian Motel Owner's Journal, 8(1): 76, 78.

DOGGETT S.L. (2007). Bed Bugs Update. The Executive Housekeeper, 11(1): 50, 52.

DOGGETT S.L. and Geary M.J. (2007). Black plastic for bed bug control - this myth is busted! Garrards Review, 14(6): 15-16.

DOGGETT S. (2007). Mosquito-borne disease in Australia - activity 2006/Nov 2007, New South Wales. Mosquito Bites, 2(2): 42.

DOGGETT S. (2007). Mosquito-borne disease in Australia - activity 2006/2007, New South Wales. Mosquito Bites, 2(1): 48.

Spokes P.J., DOGGETT S.L. and Webb C.W. (2007). Bug breakfast in the Bulletin: Ross River virus. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 18(3-4): 63-64.

Webb C.E. and DOGGETT S.L. (2007). NSW Health Arbovirus & Mosquito Surveillance Workshop 2006. Mosquito Bites, 2(1): 39-40.

DOGGETT S.L. (2006). The real Millennium bug! Syntrophy, 7(5): 1, 10-12.

DOGGETT S.L. (2006). Letter to the Editor: 'Best Practice' for the control of Bed Bug infestations. Accommodation Manager's Guide, 15: 8, 10.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J. and Russell R.C. (2006). Encasing mattresses in black plastic will not provide thermal control of bed bugs, Cimex spp. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 99(6): 2132-2135.

DOGGETT S. (2006). Return of the Bed Bug. The Australian Motel Owner's Journal, 7(1): 41-44.

DOGGETT S. (2006). Bed Bugs: They're Back. The Australasian Student Residences Management Journal, 1(1): 24-26.

DOGGETT S. (2006). Bed Bugs: The Unwanted Guest. The Hotel Engineer, 11(1): 28-30.

DOGGETT S. (2006). Bed Bugs: The Unwanted Guest. The Executive Housekeeper, 10(1): 43-46.

DOGGETT S. (2006). Code of Conduct for bed Bugs. Letter to the Editor. Hotel, Motel & Resort News, 114: 4.

DOGGETT S. (2006). Mosquito-borne disease in Australia - activity 2005/2006, New South Wales. Mosquito Bites, 1(2): 45.

DOGGETT S.L. (2004). Ticks: Human Health and Tick Bite Prevention. Medicine Today, 5: 33-38.

DOGGETT S.L. and Russell R.C. (2004). Population health aspects of mosquito-borne disease in NSW. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 15: 193-6.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J., Lamond P. and Russell R.C. (2004). Bed bug management: a case study. Professional Pest Manager, 8(6): 21-23.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J., Lamond P. and Russell R.C. (2004). Bed bug management & control. Part II. Professional Pest Manager, 8(4): 28, 34.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J. and Russell R.C. (2004). The resurgence of bed bugs in Australia, with notes on their ecology and control. Environmental Health, 4: 30-38.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J., Lamond P. and Russell R.C. (2004). Between the sheets with bed bugs: their ecology and control. Part I. Professional Pest Manager, 8(3): 25, 27.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J., Crowe W.J., Wilson P. and Russell R.C. (2004). Has the Tropical Bed Bug, Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), invaded Australia? Garrards Pest Review, 12(3): 2-3.

Robertson G.J., DOGGETT S., Seeman O., Russell R.C., Clancy J. and Haniotis J. (2004). Ross River virus and its vectors in Sorell Municipal Area, southeastern Tasmania, January to March 2002. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 28(2): 261-266.

Webb C.E., DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J. and Russell R.C. 2004. The biology and control of bird mites. Professional Pest Manager, 9(1): 21-22.

DOGGETT S.L., Geary M.J., Crowe W.J., Wilson P. and Russell R.C. (2003). Has the Tropical Bed Bug, Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), invaded Australia? Environmental Health, 3: 80-82.

DOGGETT S.L. and Geary M.J. (2003). Letter to the Editor: Human infestation with bird mites in Wollongong. Communicable Disease Intelligence, 27: 394-395.

Spencer J.D., Azoulas J., Broom A.K., Buick T.D., Daniels P.W., DOGGETT S.L., Hapgood G.D., Jarrett P.J., Lindsay M.D., Lloyd G., Mackenzie J.S., Merianos A., Moran R.J., Ritchie S.A., Russell R.C., Smith D.W., Stenhouse F.O. and Whelan P.I. (2001). Murray Valley encephalitis virus surveillance and control initiatives in Australia. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 25: 33-47.

Brokenshire T., Symonds D., Reynolds R., DOGGETT S., Geary M. and Russell R. (2000). A cluster of locally-acquired Ross River virus infection in outer Western Sydney. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 11: 132-134.

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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