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Associate Professor Scott Norman
BVSc (UQ), PhD (UQ), Grad Cert Ed (UQ), Diplomate ACT
Position Associate Professor
Equine and bovine reproduction
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Location Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6933 2088
Fax 02 6933 2991
After completing a BVSc through University of Queensland (UQ), Dr Norman worked in a mixed veterinary rural practice for three years. He then moved to the University of Florida, USA, to complete a residency in Theriogenology (veterinary reproduction) before sitting the Diplomate examinations to be accepted as a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists.
Dr Norman returned to a rural veterinary teaching practice at Goondiwindi in south-eastern Queensland, at which time he commenced a PhD, through UQ, studying the influence of nutrition during gestation of fetal and post-natal development in cattle.
On completion of the PhD, Dr Norman commenced an academic career with the University of Queensland as Lecturer in Veterinary Reproduction. In 2007, he joined the staff of Charles Sturt University as Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Reproduction and progressed to Associate Professor in 2011.
Dr Norman has a strong interest in equine, bovine and ovine reproduction with a research focus on methods of remote oestrous detection in livestock, the synchronisation of oestrus and ovulation, and improving reproductive efficiencies in males.
Research and Teaching
- The manipulation of nutrition during pregnancy and its effects on fetal and postnatal development of beef cattle (MLA)
- The synchronisation of oestrus and ovulation in the mare (RIRDC)
- Investigation into methods of predicting ovulation in cattle (Dairy Australia)
- The role of the liver in the onset of ovarian activity at puberty and postpartum in female cattle (MLA)
Dr Norman is currently involved in developing and teaching the theriogenology curriculum for the new veterinary science course. This includes teaching Introductory Veterinary Reproduction, Applied Reproduction, Veterinary Obstetrics, Veterinary Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Surgery. In addition, Dr Norman teaches Animal Reproduction to animal science students and coordinates Equine Reproduction and Equine Reproductive Technologies subjects for equine science students.
Drawing on his clinical background, Dr Norman also coordinates the veterinary students' clinical extramural placements, where students gain experience with veterinary practitioners.
From a teaching research perspective Dr Norman is involved with developing and assessing computer assisted teaching innovations for improving practical skills of veterinary students.
- Theriogenology (veterinary reproduction)
- Pedagogy (developing innovative teaching methods)
Norman ST , Larsen JL, Morton JM (2006) Oestrus response and follicular development in mares after treatment with an intravaginal progesterone releasing device in association with single injections of oestradiol benzoate and PGF 2a . Australian Veterinary .Journal 84 ( 2), 47-49.
Norman ST , Youngquist RS. (2007) Chapter 42 - Parturition and Dystocia. In - Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology. 2 nd Edition. Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Fordyce G, Entwistle K, Norman ST , Perry V, Gardiner B, and Fordyce P (2006) Standardising bull breeding soundness evaluations and reporting in Australia. Theriogenology 66 (5), 1140-1148.
Norman ST (2006) The management of dystocia in cattle. Proceedings of the annual conference. Australian Cattle Veterinarians.
Morton JM, Little S, and Norman ST (2005) Improving reproductive performance in the beef industry - adapting the Incalf model? Proceedings of the annual conference. Australian Cattle Veterinarians.