Researcher biography

Dr Fernandes is a medical entomologist at the Centre for Animal Science at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation. Her research focuses on mosquito-borne disease surveillance and specifically on the integration of new technologies into surveillance systems in order to create early warning systems for arbovirus outbreaks. She specializes in the use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for disease surveillance. She is also established in the field of policy research for mosquito-borne disease control.