Dr David Jenkins Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology, School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW. David was born in the UK and attended the University of London where he completed a BSc in botany and zoology. This was followed by an MSc in immunology also in London. He then spent two years in Indonesia working on hookworms in humans. From Indonesia he went to the vet school at the University of Melbourne where he gained a PhD studying the immune response of dogs to infection with tapeworms. After his PhD studies David sent 2 years in north-western Kenya as a researcher on a hydatid control program and then returned to Australia as a research officer on a hydatid control program based in Canberra. During the following 18 years in Canberra David undertook studies investigating the role of wildlife in the transmission of hydatid disease in south-eastern Australia and also conducted commercial research projects for the Australian veterinary pharmaceutical industry. These studies for the pharmaceutical industry mainly comprised of testing the efficacy of new de-wormers for dogs and cats against hydatid tapeworms. During this time David also taught veterinary parasitology at the University of Sydney, medical parasitology at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of St George, Grenada and general parasitology to science students at the ANU. David has been an active member of the Australian Society for Parasitology since 1981 and was President from 2003 to 2004. He joined the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University in 2008. He teaches veterinary parasitology, supervises post graduate students and undertakes his own research.