Supervisors: Sameer Pant and Cyril Stephen from Charles Sturt University and Sara de les Heras-Saldana from the University of New England
Thesis title: Ram side factors influencing reproductive success in the Australian sheep industry
Funding body: Graham Centre, Charles Sturt University and Apiam Animal Health
Relevant Current Employment: Genetics Technician at Apiam Genetic Services in Dubbo
Career studies until now: Bachelor of Animal Science (honours) 2014-2017, Genetics Technician at Apiam Genetic Services 2018 – present, PhD candidate 2019 – present
Currently studying PhD in sheep genetics and reproduction
Research Interests: Livestock reproduction and genetics
I am either working at Apiam Genetic Services in Dubbo assisting with the collection and cryopreservation of genetic material from sheep or at my desk working on my thesis.
A prospective trial which aims to determine whether there are correlations in semen parameters measured by a Computer Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA) and conception success following an artificial insemination program.
Having the opportunity to learn and develop new skills
Spend time with friends, walk my dog, go to the gym