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AMRRIC supports and partners with researchers working in the fields of animal and human health

AMRRIC is linked to University research in almost every State and Territory and internationally, in Cambridge, UK. 

Current projects include:

  • AMRRIC was a partner in the University of Sydney Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (ARC) project “Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities”, chaired by the late Professor Robert Dixon. The program is completed and the research currently being collated.
  • Australian researcher Dr Elizabeth Murchison, of the Cancer Genome Project, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, is working on the genome of the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour. The only other transmissible tumour in existence is the Canin Transmissible Venereal Tumour, common in dogs inremote communities, and Dr Murchison is working with AMRRIC to access samples of the dog tumour in the field.
  • AMRRIC is linked to research projects at the Menzies School of Health Research, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo, University of New England and James Cook University.
  • Initial meetings have been held with Charles Darwin University postgraduate students regarding studies on the links between human and dog health.
  • Flinders University medical students are currently developing areas of focus for a clinical audit project that would align with AMRRIC objectives.

Research Priorities

  • Links between animal health and human health
  • Links between animal abuse and human abuse
  • Animal behaviour and training
  • Program evaluation and policy development and analysis
  • Community understandings and education

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