Dr Rob Adlard is an international authority on marine parasites, with specific research interest in their taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, biodiversity and pathology. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society for Parasitology and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. Rob has worked with the aquaculture industry on pathogens of shellfish and of Southern Bluefin Tuna to reduce the impact of parasitic disease. He has worked extensively on the biodiversity of internal parasites of coral reef fish on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, the reefs of Palau and French Polynesia. Rob is responsible for Queensland Museum’s collections of parasite specimens, which now number around 100,000 and represent one of the largest collections of such material in the world.