Previous Executive Committee of the WVPA

Here is the previous executive committee.

Ex Committee

Trevor Bagust
Dr Trevor Bagust

Sadly Trevor Bagust died early in 2014 and the executive officers of the WVPA decided, out of respect, to leave the presidency vacant until it was renewed at the Cape Town Congress in 2015. In the interim, the Vice Presidents and the Secretary/Treasurer looked after the day to day affairs of the WVPA.

After his veterinary degree, Trevor completed his PhD in animal virology at the University of Queensland in 1970. His research projects included avian leukosis and reticuloendotheliosis, avian immunosuppressive viruses and infectious laryngotracheitis virus. He has authored more than 150 scientific publications.

He was Director of the Australia-China Poultry Projects (1988-1996), whose technology transfer (SPF and poultry diseases diagnosis), facilities design, and training of key Chinese laboratory personnel laid significant foundations for the subsequent development of China's modern intensive poultry industry.

In 1996 Trevor became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, where he developed a Master of Veterinary Studies course for postgraduate veterinary specialisation in Avian Health-in-Production. He has been a central figure in establishing Avian Health Online. This program enables postgraduate education and competencies training of avian veterinarians by interactive distance education.

Ex Committee

Prof. Dr Hafez M. Hafez

After gaining his veterinary and masters degree from Cairo University in 1975, Mohamed Hafez completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University, Germany, in 1981. In 1994 he finished the Habilitation thesis at Munich University.

In 1997 he became the head of the Institute of Poultry Diseases at Free University, Berlin. He is an honorary Professor at the University of Hohenheim, Germany and at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Prof. Hafez's career has focused on poultry diseases in general and respiratory and foodborne diseases, management and hygiene in particular.

He is a veterinary poultry specialist; veterinary microbiology specialist and veterinary animal hygiene specialist. Since 2008 he has been a Diplomate of European College of Poultry Veterinary Science and he is currently the president of the college. From 2007 until August 2011 he was the president of the WVPA and is currently the vice-president of the Association. He is a member of several national and international scientific committees related to veterinary medicine.

Ex Committee

Janet Bradbury
Prof. Janet Bradbury

Janet Bradbury is Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool Veterinary School in the UK. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Avian Pathology journal. Her main interests include mycoplasmas in birds, especially diagnosis; and she is currently running a diagnostic service.

Janet is a member and former Chair of the International Committee on Systematics and Taxonomy of the Mollicutes. She is also a member and former Chair of the International Research Programme on Comparative Mycoplasmology Avian Team. Janet is an honorary Life member of the World Veterinary Poultry Association, the British Veterinary Poultry Association and the International Organization for Mycoplasmology.

Janet has also become a beekeeper and now has two hives!

Ex Committee

Prof. Dr Aini Ideris

Aini Ideris graduated with a DVM in 1979 from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM), currently Universiti Putra Malaysia, an MVSc in Avian Medicine from the University of Liverpool, England, in 1981, and a PhD in 1989 from UPM. She continued to do further postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis, USA. from 1990-1992 and at Cornell University, USA, in 1993.

Aini has been actively involved in research related to the control of poultry diseases and development of poultry vaccines. Her research interests are in avian respiratory and immunosuppressive diseases, which have led to the commercialisation of Newcastle disease vaccine and tissue culture adapted fowl pox vaccine, in 1995 and 1996 respectively. She is also very active in professional associations, either nationally or internationally. Among others, she was the Deputy Chairman for the Veterinary Association Malaysia Education Trust Fund, Honorary Treasurer for WPSA Malaysia, and the Founding President of WVPA Malaysia. In 2013, she was inducted as an inaugural member of the Hall of Honour, WVPA.

In recognition of her scientific contributions, Aini was appointed as Fellow Academy of Sciences (FASc) Malaysia in 2008, Founding Fellow of Malaysian College of Veterinary Specialists (FMCVS) and Fellow of Malaysian Scientific Association (FMSA). In October 2011 she was elected as Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (FIAS).

Aini has held various administrative positions in UPM, such as Chairman of Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Deputy Dean Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dean School of Graduate Studies and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International). Currently, she is the Director, Corporate Strategy & Communications Office (CoSComm), Universiti Putra Malaysia.