Dr Rachael Gray

PhD, BVSc (Hons), Grad Cert Ed Stud (Higher Education)
Lecturer Veterinary Anatomy  

B14 - Mcmaster Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2643

Research interests

Health and disease investigations of seals and sea lions

Cetacean hearing

Teaching and supervision

Veterinary Anatomy

Selected grants

2014

  • Impacts of toxicants in the marine ecosystem on the health of Australian fur seals; Gray R, Lynch M, Kirkwood R, Mondon J; The Hermon Slade Foundation/Research Grant.

2010

  • Prevalence and impact of hookworm infection on Australian sea lion populations; Gray R, Higgins D, Goldsworthy S, Canfield P; Australian Marine Mammal Centre/Australian Marine Mammal Centre Grants Scheme.

2009

  • Investigation of hookworm disease in the Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea; Gray R; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.

2008

  • Investigation of the health and disease status of the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea); Canfield P, Gray R; Winifred Scott Foundation/Research Support.

2007

  • Investigation of the health and disease status of the Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea; Gray R; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.
  • New Staff Research Start-up funds for 2007; Gray R; University of Sydney/Newly Appointed Staff.
  • Investigation of the health and disease status of the Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea; Gray R; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gray, R., Rogers, T., Canfield, P. (2009). Health assessment of the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and NSW, Australia. In Kerry, Knowles R (Eds.), Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A Challenge for Science and Policy, (pp. 167-192). Berlin: Springer.
  • Barnes, J., Higgins, D., Gray, R. (2008). Pinnipeds. In Larry Vogelnest, Rupert Woods (Eds.), Medicine of Australian Mammals, (pp. 541-590). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Slapeta, J., Gray, R. (2014). Uncinaria sanguinis sp. n. (Nematoda: Ancylostomatidae) from the endangered Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea (Carnivora: Otariidae). Folia Parasitologica, 61(3), 255-265.
  • Lynch, M., Kirkwood, R., Gray, R., Robson, D., Burton, G., Jones, L., Sinclair, R., Arnould, J. (2012). Characterization and causal investigations of an alopecia syndrome in Australian Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Journal of Mammalogy, 93(2), 504-513. [More Information]
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rodgers, T. (2008). Trace Element analysis in the serum and hair of Antartic Leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, and weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii. Science of the Total Environment, 399, 202-215.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2006). Histology of selected tissues of the leopard seal and implications for functional adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle. Journal of Anatomy, 209(2), 179-199.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rodgers, T. (2005). Serum proteins in the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and coast of NSW, Australia. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 142(1), 67-78. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Gray, R. (2013). Ivermectin treatment of free-ranging Australian sea lion pups: effect on hookworm infection status, pup growth and survival and haematological parameters. Wildlife Disease Association – Australasian Section Conference, n/a: N/A.
  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Gray, R. (2013). Prevalence and intensity of hookworm (Uncinaria sp.) infection in free-ranging Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) pups. Wildlife Disease Assoc, Australasia Conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Higgins, D., Lau, Q., Butcher, L., Gray, R. (2012). Use of immunophenotyping to assess the health of two vulnerable endemic Australian species: the koala (Phascolarctos cinerius) and the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea). 61st International conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, N/A: N/A.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2006). Hair as a non-invasive sample for trace element and heavy metal analysis in the leopard and Weddell seal. SCAR Open Science Conference.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2004). The health status of the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and NSW, Australia: a comparative study. Australian Marine Science Association Conference.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2003). Haematology and serum biochemistry in the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) and Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) in Eastern Antarctica. Wildlife Disease Association Conference.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T., McQuilty, R. (2003). Trace metal analysis using inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy in the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. Australian Mammal Society Conference.

2014

  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Slapeta, J., Gray, R. (2014). Uncinaria sanguinis sp. n. (Nematoda: Ancylostomatidae) from the endangered Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea (Carnivora: Otariidae). Folia Parasitologica, 61(3), 255-265.

2013

  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Gray, R. (2013). Ivermectin treatment of free-ranging Australian sea lion pups: effect on hookworm infection status, pup growth and survival and haematological parameters. Wildlife Disease Association – Australasian Section Conference, n/a: N/A.
  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Gray, R. (2013). Prevalence and intensity of hookworm (Uncinaria sp.) infection in free-ranging Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) pups. Wildlife Disease Assoc, Australasia Conference, N/A: N/A.

2012

  • Lynch, M., Kirkwood, R., Gray, R., Robson, D., Burton, G., Jones, L., Sinclair, R., Arnould, J. (2012). Characterization and causal investigations of an alopecia syndrome in Australian Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Journal of Mammalogy, 93(2), 504-513. [More Information]
  • Higgins, D., Lau, Q., Butcher, L., Gray, R. (2012). Use of immunophenotyping to assess the health of two vulnerable endemic Australian species: the koala (Phascolarctos cinerius) and the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea). 61st International conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, N/A: N/A.

2009

  • Gray, R., Rogers, T., Canfield, P. (2009). Health assessment of the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and NSW, Australia. In Kerry, Knowles R (Eds.), Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A Challenge for Science and Policy, (pp. 167-192). Berlin: Springer.

2008

  • Barnes, J., Higgins, D., Gray, R. (2008). Pinnipeds. In Larry Vogelnest, Rupert Woods (Eds.), Medicine of Australian Mammals, (pp. 541-590). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rodgers, T. (2008). Trace Element analysis in the serum and hair of Antartic Leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, and weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii. Science of the Total Environment, 399, 202-215.

2006

  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2006). Hair as a non-invasive sample for trace element and heavy metal analysis in the leopard and Weddell seal. SCAR Open Science Conference.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2006). Histology of selected tissues of the leopard seal and implications for functional adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle. Journal of Anatomy, 209(2), 179-199.

2005

  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rodgers, T. (2005). Serum proteins in the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and coast of NSW, Australia. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 142(1), 67-78. [More Information]

2004

  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2004). The health status of the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and NSW, Australia: a comparative study. Australian Marine Science Association Conference.

2003

  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T. (2003). Haematology and serum biochemistry in the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) and Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) in Eastern Antarctica. Wildlife Disease Association Conference.
  • Gray, R., Canfield, P., Rogers, T., McQuilty, R. (2003). Trace metal analysis using inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy in the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. Australian Mammal Society Conference.

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