Areas of interest
Bovine mastitis, milk composition and characteristics including milk derived bioactives, on-farm manipulation of milk composition; mammary/lactational physiology, mammary nitric oxide production.
"Novel tools to prevent Streptococcus uberis mastitis in dairy cows". Funded by MBIE and DairyNZ Inc.
Industry: Project manager for multiple IP protected, contracted research projects between March 2003-November 2007.
Guest lecturer (On-farm manipulation of milk composition) at Lincoln University, 2002.
Presentations at Dexcel Field days, Ruakura Farmers Conference and South Island Dairy Event (SIDE).
Science: Public-good research: Project manager for Global/Dairy InSight funded project "Impact of farming on milk characteristics"; 2001-2005. Scientific contribution to FRST funded projects in the areas of 'high value milk proteins' (2001-2004) and 'mastitis' (2006-2008). Project leader for "Novel tools to prevent Streptococcus uberis mastitis in dairy cows" Mastitis research programme (2009-present).
Research presentations at national and international conferences.
University of Waikato Biological Sciences Department Scholarship, 1996
Career output summary
|Refereed papers/reviews/book chapters||7|
Member of the American Dairy Science Association.
Member of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Conference Organising Committee Member 2004; Honorary treasurer June 2006-June 2010.
Member of the NMC (A global organization for mastitis control and milk quality).