Professor John Edwards is an Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University, a former member of the University Senate and former Dean of the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Murdoch University (2004-9).
He is currently working in China for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation as its Coordinator for the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in China. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the WA Branch of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and former Chair of its Education Committee. His is also a member of AustCham in Beijing.
Professor Edwards has been consulting privately in Asia and Australia as the Director of One Health Solutions since 2010.
Before his term at Murdoch University he was Regional Coordinator for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Southeast Asia Foot and Mouth Disease Campaign and based in Thailand for 3 years. He was Chief Veterinary Officer for Western Australia from 1993-2001.
Professor Edwards is well known in China and international circles and has considerable experience in training, research and consulting in the fields of animal health, public health, epidemiology, biosecurity and food safety and has been active in most Asian countries.