Dr Peter Speldewinde
The University of Western Australia
Dr Speldewinde started his career in endangered species management, working for the state government’s conservation agency. He then worked for a number of community groups assisting farmers with natural resource management, before embarking on a PhD at the University of Western Australia’s Albany campus.
Peter’s PhD examined the impacts of dryland salinity (a form of environmental degradation in Western Australia) on human health. Since completing his PhD Peter has continued his interest in endangered species management and also the impacts of environmental degradation on human health.
He currently has projects on the impact of landuse and forest restoration on zoonotic malaria in Malaysia and Indonesia. He teaches undergraduates and post graduates in ecology, biology and One Health.