Dr Kim Halpin

CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)

Kim works in a team, contributing to Australia’s emergency animal disease preparedness through a number of collaborative projects which aim to manage and control major transboundary animal diseases and emerging zoonoses. Zoonotic diseases are those which can pass from animals to people.

A particular focus of Kim’s work is highly pathogenic avian influenza, and 
much more recently, equine influenza. She coordinates and manages the molecular diagnostic test validation studies and the genetic analysis of the avian influenza isolates submitted to AAHL from within Australia and overseas.