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Assoc Professor

Theo De Waal

Associate Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
01 716 6178
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4

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Veterinary graduate and European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology. Twenty five years' professional experience in a multidisciplinary environment in veterinary research and project management as leader and team member of more than 30 research projects working at both national and international level. General research interest in the field of veterinary parasitology, and epidemiology with specific expertise in the diagnosis, vaccine production, epidemiology and integrated control of animal parasites. Also particular interest in food safety focusing on the transmission and control of food- and water-borne parasitic infections. Current research projects include toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis, anthelmintic resistance and the development of alternative helminth control strategies. Experience in peer reviewing scientific work and publications, currently Co-editors-in-Chief of Veterinary Parasitology


  • BVSc
    University of Pretoria S.Afri
  • Dip Datmet
    University of South Africa1985 - 1988
  • HDip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin
  • HDipUTL
    University College Dublin2003 - 2006
  • PhD
    University of Pretoria S.Afri


  • Dutch; Flemish
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand