Work: Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Jeggo qualified as veterinary surgeon in the UK in 1972 and after a short four-year spell in general practice worked overseas in North Yemen. He then returned to the UK, joining the high containment Pirbright Laboratories. In 1986 he joined the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division to establish a veterinary laboratory support program. For 18 years he worked within the framework of UN programs of support for animal health in the developing world with research related projects in some 150 countries – many of these involved disease surveillance programs. In 2002 he became Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) and as a member of the Australian Animal Health Committee was involved in all aspects of Australia’s livestock disease surveillance activities.
Although retiring in 2013 he continues on a part time basis as the Director of the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, a One Health consortium based in Victoria, Australia bringing together the infectious disease research undertaken at AAHL, the Deakin Medical School and Barwon Health.