Welcome from Associate Dean, Research
Associate Professor Peter Williamson
The Faculty of Veterinary Science has an international research profile and is committed to multi-disciplinary research in animal and veterinary sciences. This has been recognized with the award of a maximum score of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) federal government scheme for the veterinary sciences field of research. Major themes of study within the Faculty are animal health, livestock production science, and wildlife research. We are a major research provider to Rural Research and Development Corporations and agribusiness, which provide approximately 75% of our research funding. Food production and food security research connects us to the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) and to an international program supported by Australian and international aid and development agencies. Similarly, research in veterinary public health and biosecurity provides a link to the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI), and to collaborative programs in SE-Asia and Africa. Our researchers are also supported through ARC, NHMRC and a range of other funding sources, including participation in seven Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) over recent years, with three still active. We have an inherent research interest in companion animal health, welfare and behavior and we provide leadership in the newly formed Human-Animal Research Network, and in Comparative Oncology via the University of Sydney Cancer Network. In wildlife we focus on health and conservation issues, predominately but not exclusively in native species. Post-graduate students are an integral part of our research effort, which is highlighted in our annual Postgraduate Research Conference. Further details can be found by exploring our research website and through our Faculty Research Report.