Animal Production 2016 speaker profiles

Heather Bray, Emily Buddle, Joanne Conington and Kate Plush are invited speakers at Animal Production 2016 to be held in Adelaide July 4-7, 2016.

Heather Bray

heather brayDr Heather Bray is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Adelaide. She has a B.Sc. in
Agriculture (Honours), and went on to receive her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Sydney. Heather later completed a Graduate Diploma in Science Communications from Central Queensland University. Her research focuses on social science, particularly consumer behaviour in regards to science and technology in food production and agriculture. Her aim is to improve communications between the research community and the public.

Emily Buddle

emily buddleEmily Buddle is a Ph.D. student at the University of Adelaide. She completed a Bachelor of
Agricultural Science, with an honours project on social media in the Australian livestock industry. She is now studying consumer perception of sheep and beef cattle welfare. In 2013 Emily participated in a beef cattle study tour in Indonesia, and she also currently holds to positions of president of South Australian Limousin Youth and secretary of the National Limousin Youth committee.

Joanne Conington

Jo ConingtonDr Joanne Conington joins Animal Production 2016 from the Animal and Veterinary Sciences
research group at Scotland’s Rural College, where she conducts research in Applied Livestock Genetics. Her current research is in conjunction with industry partners, exploring genetic and genomic approaches to breeding for resistance to mastitis, footrot, and internal parasites in sheep and goats, as well as breeding for lamb survival and ewe longevity. Joanne is also an advisor to the UK Government on animal breeding issues pertaining to welfare.

Kate Plush

Dr Kate Plush iKate Plushs the Research Officer for Pig Reproduction Physiology at the South Australian
Research and Development Institute (SARDI). She has a Ph.D. in Animal Science and has published numerous scientific papers in animal production, physiology, husbandry, reproduction and welfare.

See the conference program here.

For more conference information, visit the Animal Production 2016 conference website.

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