Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Research Students

PhD Students

  • Shumaila Arif

    Wagga Wagga
  • Forough Ataollahi
    Maternal mineral supplementation during late gestation and its effect on energy balance, bone health and immunity in ewes and their offspring
    Wagga Wagga
  • Alice Bunyan
    Molecular investigation of the genome of field strains of Haemonchus contortus (barber's pole worm) collected from sheep properties

  • Yuchi Chen
    My research focus is on understanding the incidence, aetiology and pathogenesis of hepatogenous photosensitisation in domestic livestock caused by compound/s found in Panicum spp.. How these compounds exert their effects in the liver of animals grazing Panicum spp. will be examined by using metabolomic analysis and other modalities. In addition, lesions obtained from other photosensitisation outbreaks, with alternative underlying aetiology, will be compared and markers of metabolic changes will be analysed. Together these studies may determine the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying clinical photosensitisation in domestic livestock.
    Wagga Wagga
  • Martin Combs

    Wagga Wagga
  • Jessica Dodd
    Equine Nutrition field, the study on Magnesium as a calmative supplement
    Wagga Wagga
  • Emma Hand
    Mechanisms behind the alteration of lamb sex ratio when ewes are fed omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
    Wagga Wagga
  • Cathrynne HenShall
    I am currently investigating the effect of stress and exercise on the cognitive abilities of horses. We will be evaluating the effect of various types of common stressors and exercise on how well horses learn simple, industry standard learning tasks and then how well they remember what they have learned. By gaining a greater understanding of how stress and exercise interacts with equine learning, we hope to assist horse owners and trainers to develop training methods that maximise learning with a minimum of stress to their horses. We hope that this will improve the welfare of ridden horses as well as enhancing owner safety.

  • Karly Liffen
    My PhD research is focused on understanding the behaviour of working horses, particularly those used in the feedlot industry.My PhD research is focused on understanding the behaviour of working horses, particularly those used in the feedlot industry.
    Wagga Wagga
  • Emma Lynch
    Evaluating canola meal as a supplement at weaning and finishing grassfed cattle in NSW
    Wagga Wagga
  • Zahra Batool Naqvi
    Zahra Naqvi is working in meat quality space. Her PhD research is on improving tenderness, nutritional quality, and safety in tough and low graded beef meat through the application of different cooking techniques and exogenous enzymes.
    Wagga Wagga
  • Babu Nath
    This project will provide critical understanding of circovirus replication through the structural, biochemical, and immunological characterisation of the two proteins encoded by their genomes, the capsid (Cap) and replicase associated protein (Rep).
    Wagga Wagga
  • Joshua Scherpenhuizen
    Josh’s PhD project is aimed at evaluating the welfare and reproductive biology of captive tigers in Australia.
    Wagga Wagga
  • Emma Scholz
    Development of professional identity in new graduate veterinarians
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  • Sahibzada Shafiullah
    Comparing, contrasting and identifying risk factors for antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals in the Riverina region
    Wagga Wagga
  • Sue Street
    Differences in digestive efficiency between different breeds/types of sheep and goats
    Wagga Wagga
  • Sarah Talbot
    The behaviour and welfare of the domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
    Wagga Wagga
  • Miss Lucy Watt
    Self-regenerating hard-seeded annual legume pasture species: Understanding their effect on livestock production and health
    Wagga Wagga
  • Michelle Williams
    Research topic. ‘Bio security and seafood food safety in Australia; assessing the risk and knowledge gaps for zoonotic and non-zoonotic parasites in local and imported seafood products’. This study will examine a variety of local and imported seafood for the presence of zoonotic/non-zoonotic parasites.
    Wagga Wagga
  • Cara Wilson
    Cara continued on to begin her PhD candidature with Charles Sturt University in 2016 investigating the risk factors and financial impacts of hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) on the Australian beef industry.
    Wagga Wagga

Doctor of Veterinary Studies

  • Christopher Owens
    Equine Surgery
    Wagga Wagga
  • Danielle Crosby
    Investigation of epidemiological and molecular factors associated with septic synovial structures in horses
    Wagga Wagga
  • Elizabeth Jones
    The effect of the gut peptide GLP-1 on reproductive hormones in the hypothalamus and pituitary
    Wagga Wagga
  • Alison Neef
    Detection of canine circovirus in Australia
    Wagga Wagga
  • Edwina Wilkes
    Faecal egg count variability in Parascaris equorum in foals, the use of combination anthelmintics for resistant populations of Parascaris equorum and a questionnaire study on parasite control practices on Thoroughbred and Standardbred farms in Australia.
    Wagga Wagga
  • Jessica Wise
    Equine Gastric Ulcer Disease
    Wagga Wagga