Postgraduate Research students

Current Students

Annika Bunz

PhD thesis title: Breeding pigs that cope better with seasonal stressors, such as heat stress and decreasing daily photoperiod

Abdul Khan

PhD thesis title: Enhancing genetic gain for chickpea breeding using genomic selection

Emmi Payten

PhD thesis title:

Erin Smith

PhD thesis title:

Goodness Adebo

PhD thesis title: Phytophthora resistance vs. height and root mass costs to Cicer echinospermum based resistance

Joanne Harper

PhD thesis title: Improving survival through genetic selection


Kia Nikoumanesh

PhD thesis title: Genetic evaluation by integrating information from multiple sources (generations, relationships, sites, traits) in crop breeding

Lino de la Cruz Colin

PhD thesis title: What advanced breeding technologies are suitable to increase productivity and profitability of farms in Mexico?

Obayed Al Rahman

PhD thesis title: Breeding for longevity in sheep

Shariful Islam

PhD thesis title: Evaluating use of genomic selection in pig breeding program

Zeinab Manzari

PhD thesis title: Haplotype analysis in genomic research


Completed Students

Nipa Sarker

PhD completed in 2022

Genetic improvement of carcase value in pigs and beef


Siriporn Tongsiri

PhD completed in 2022

Development of breeding strategies to improve growth and egg production in a dual purpose native chicken breed in Thailand

Malshani Samaweera

PhD completed in 2020

Optimisation of dairy cattle breeding programmes in Sri Lanka to Improve heat tolerance

Laura Vargovic

PhD completed in 2020

Pre-farrowing health and welfare assessment of sows

Peter Wahinya

PhD completed in 2020

Strategies for genetic improvement of dairy cattle under extensive, semi-intensive and intensive production systems in Kenya

Mohammad Ferdosi

PhD completed in 2016

Efficient algorithms for using genotypic data

Joanna Newton

PhD completed in 2015

Sexual maturity and yearling reproductive performance in ewes: Genetic analysis and implications for breeding programs

Siriporn Tongsiri

Masters completed in 2015

Selection strategies to improve the production potential of layer chickens in Thailand

Robert Jones

Masters completed in 2013

Genetic parameters for lamb autopsy traits

Poaca Tabuaciri

PhD completed in 2013

Improving pre-weaning survival of piglets through genetic selection and management

Matthew Wolcott

PhD completed in 2013

Opportunities for selection to improve steer and cow productivity in northern Australia

Adrian Hathorn

PhD completed in 2010

The use of genotypic information for the genetic improvement of Pinus radiata

Orwell Marobela

Masters completed in 2010

Developing breeding objectives for Tswana sheep in Botswana

Mohammad Khusro

PhD completed in 2009

The effect of linkage and genetic grouping on the accuracy of across-flock genetic evaluation in Australian Merino sheep

Kirsty Moore

PhD completed in 2009

Methods and models for the accurate estimation of the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in beef cattle

Mei Mei Ding

PhD completed in 2008

The analysis of genotype by environment interaction in Pinus Radiata of southern Australia

Anna Hansson

Masters completed in 2008

Potential for genetic improvement of Sydney Rock Oysters

Christopher Worsnop

Masters completed in 2008

Estimation of breeding values for animals selectively slaughtered

Alex Woolaston

PhD completed in 2007

Statistical methods to interpret genotypic data

Sansak Nakavisut

PhD completed in 2006

Estimation of genetic parameters for pig populations in government breeding herds in Thailand

Matias Suárez

Masters completed in 2006

Research into a crossbreeding program that uses hyperprolific sows