Angus received a PhD in forest pathology from The University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2000, and since 1996 has been a researcher with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (previously State Forests of NSW), based in Sydney. He is currently a Senior Principal Research Scientist with NSW DPI and an Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University. A large focus of his work is operational forest health and biosecurity surveillance, providing pest and disease management advice to the forest industry, and improving forest biosecurity for both industry and government. His research is focused on improving the efficiency of forest health and biosecurity surveillance, impact assessment and management of pests and diseases in plantations and native forests, and taxonomy of eucalypt foliar fungi.
Angus has over 120 peer-reviewed publications (Google Scholar).