PhD in Advanced Livestock Systems

Summary

This project will enable a step-change in livestock productivity and welfare both in Australia and internationally through novel, collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Cameron Edward Fisher Clark

Research Location

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Program Type

PHD

Synopsis

This PhD will enable a step-change in livestock productivity and welfare both in Australia and internationally through novel, collaborative and interdisciplinary research. You will be part of an international group that is changing the global focus of farming towards the individual production animal to improve efficiency and welfare by revealing the value of technology, data and associated advanced precision livestock systems. Your highly innovative research will link the individual production animal and farm practice with the needs of the market and in so doing, add significant value to the food produced in systems that exceed the welfare demands of society.

Additional Information

Potential domestic students should be eligible for an APA or UPA and may be eligible for additional support through existing projects. Overseas applicants, please clearly indicate availability of funds and/or institutional support to cover international tuition fees at The University of Sydney.

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

  • Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
  • Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
  • Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
  • Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
  • Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
  • Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
  • Hold a current scuba diving license;
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)
You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Keywords

Livestock; Health; Production; Technology; Data

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2305

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