Damien’s main area of research interest is the ecology and pathology of wildlife diseases, particularly the impact of human activities on the host-pathogen relationship of diseases in fragmented populations of two threatened species – the koala and the Australian sealion. He has a strong interest in fostering multidisciplinary and applied wildlife health research through communication and stakeholder engagement. His teaching reflects his diverse background and covers general pathology, laboratory disease investigation, wildlife disease ecology and management, and threatened species management.