BAgr Sc, MAgr Sc, PhD, Grad Dip. Div. FASAP
As a Senior Principal Research Scientist with a focus on meat science Dr Hopkins has built a team of people, and currently supervises one technical staff member, two scientists and also supervises post-graduate students from around the world (to date from France, Morocco, Namibia, Brazil, Italy, Norway and China). Dr Hopkins is an Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University, and Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China and a Distinguished Professor and International Supervisor for IFST, CAAS, China.
He currently supervises three PhD students and three Masters students and also hosts overseas scholars. He has been involved in research that has achieved commercial adoption such as VIASCAN®, new generation electrical stimulation, and SMARTSHAPE™.
David is currently an Editorial Board member of Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture and Agriculture and the Editor-in-Chief of Meat Science. He is a former Associate Editor and editorial Board member of Animal Production Science and the International Journal of Sheep and Wool Science. He has authored more than 500 scientific papers (including 20 review papers), 18 book chapters and 140 extension/education publications.