Susan completed a degree in agricultural science at CSU before studying the effects of reproduction on staple strength in a PhD at UNSW. She spent 5.5 years at Walpeup, Victoria, as senior livestock officer investigating sheep production systems. She commenced at CSU in 2006 as part of the EverGraze project which is evaluating means of increasing reproduction, production and profit from sheep systems using perennial plants.
Current research is focused on simulation of livestock systems with GrassGro and AusFarm to identify optimal sheep management within different pasture systems, as part of the national EverGraze project.
I currently co-supervise honours and PhD students in the areas of lamb survival, and nutritional strategies to increase ovulation rate, lambs born, and the sex ratio of lambs.