Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Since the inception of the University in 1989, Charles Sturt University has established a vigorous research effort which supports the industries covered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. The research directions of the School respond to the Australian Government Strategic Research Priorities (Australian Government Australian Research Council). Our research addresses the following five research priorities:

  • Living in a changing environment
  • Promoting population health and wellbeing
  • Managing our food and water assets
  • Securing Australia's place in a changing world
  • Lifting productivity and economic growth

Australia's animal production and export industries make major contributions to the national economy. To ensure a sustainable animal production system, it is essential to offer high quality training in animal and veterinary research, including the clinical sciences, that addresses the challenges facing our industries. The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences strives to offer such enhanced training with a focus on large production animal research. The School is also developing novel approaches to curriculum delivery to ensure our graduates benefit from leading edge pedagogy informed by our research.

The School has a deliberate international focus with collaborations in many countries including Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, India, Reunion, Fiji, and China. These linkages allow CSU to offer exciting PhD training opportunities to international students from diverse countries.

Research Clusters

The School's research programs are quite diverse, providing an exciting environment for graduate and postgraduate studies where our students are exposed to cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines. Currently, the School research focuses on five research clusters. Within each cluster you will find information on research directions and its members.

Research staff at the School always welcome new research collaborations. If you are interested in collaborating, conduct an honours project or postgraduate studies please get in touch with any of our researchers within the research field of your interest.

Funding Bodies

Research at the School is funded by a range of funding bodies, including:

The School of Animal and Veterinary Science is part the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation an alliance between CSU and the NSW Department of Primary industries. The Graham Centre is an Australian centre of excellence for cropping, livestock and systems integration research and collaboration, which provides support to research conducted within the School.

Research administration is managed by the Research Office.