Dr. Ravi Gooneratne, a tenured professor at Lincoln University, New Zealand and a Ph.D. in toxicological pathology from Murdoch University, Australia, was a research scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Toxicology and Mineral Metabolism at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and is a Registered Toxicologist of the Commonwealth, a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary and Comparative Toxicology (FAAVCT) and a member of the International Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. He is currently a doctoral supervisor at Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU). He has been engaged in research, extension and teaching in the field of environmental health and toxicology and animal food safety for the past 40 years and has published more than 200 papers. He has been awarded the George Fleming Prize, Rotary International Fellowship, Lincoln University Teaching Excellence Innovation Award, and Lincoln University Teaching Excellence Principal Award, and has an excellent international reputation.
Since 2006, he has been working closely with GDOU on substantive research and academic and talent training cooperation. In 2014, he was appointed as an adjunct professor of GDOU, and in 2016, he was appointed as a chair professor of top talents of GDOU. He showed up in the classroom and laboratory, effectively working with our professors to conduct international cooperative lectures for undergraduates, guiding postgraduates in scientific research and laboratory colloquia, and holding international seminars on (animal) food safety and environmental health, etc., which have strongly promoted the internationalization of our relevant professional disciplines and played an obvious leading role in the optimization of teachers' and students' dedication and academic style. In 2018, he was awarded the honorary title of "Honorary Citizen of Zhanjiang City".