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Dr Rebecca Doyle
BAnVetBioSc, Hons, PhD
Position Lecturer Animal Physiology
Location Charles Sturt University, Boorooma St, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6933 4721
Rebecca arrived in Wagga in 2010, following the completion of her PhD in Animal Welfare with the CSIRO in Armidale. Her resarch interests focus on animal welfare, particularly in the areas of behaviour and cognition. Since arriving at CSU in Wagga, Rebecca received external funding from different sources for animal welfare research, and was the recipient of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s Australian Animal Welfare Strategy award in 2011.
Research and Teaching
- Developing ways to assess and alleviate illness and injury in pigs
- Investigating effects of stress on cognitive abilities of sheep
- Developing training programs to improve the welfare of animals from transport to slaughter
- Lecturer of physiology to Animal, Equine and Veterinary Science students
- Lecturer of animal welfare to Animal, Equine and Veterinary Science students
- International Society of Applied Ethology
- Australian Society of Animal Production
- Animal welfare
- Animal learning and cognition
Doyle RE, Hinch GN, Fisher AD, Boissy A, Henshall JM and Lee C (2011). Administration of serotonin inhibitor p-Chlorophenylalanine induces pessimistic-like judgement bias in sheep. Psychoneuroendocrinocrinology 36: 279-288.
Doyle RE, Lee C, Deiss V, Fisher AD, Hinch GN and Boissy A (2011). Measuring judgement bias and emotional reactivity in sheep following long-term exposure to unpredictable and aversive events. Physiology & Behavior 102: 503-510.
Doyle RE, Fisher AD, Hinch GN, Boissy A and Lee C (2010). Release from restraint generates a positive judgement bias in sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 122: 28-34
Doyle RE, Vidal S, Fisher AD, Hinch GN, Boissy A and Lee C (2010). The effect of repeated testing on judgement biases of sheep. Behavioural Processes 83: 349-352.
Sanger ME, Doyle RE, Hinch GN and Lee C (2011). Sheep exhibit a positive judgement bias and stress-induced hyperthermia following shearing. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 131: 94-103.