Researcher biography

Professor Tilbrook is an national and international leader in animal welfare science. He is also internationally renowned for his research animal science and biomedical science (endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, behaviour, stress, and reproduction). Professor Tilbrook has an outstanding balanced portfolio in leadership, strategic planning, research, academia, education and government. He is a founding member of the Animal Welfare Science Centre and served as Deputy Director and Co-director of the Centre, was the Research Chief of Livestock and Farming Systems at the South Australian Research and Development Institute, was Deputy Head of the Department of Physiology at Monash University and has held many national and local leadership roles. Professor Tilbrook's research is conceptually driven with a multidisciplinary and integrative approach. He has developed cutting edge research programs involving broad collaborative initiatives nationally and with leaders in overseas laboratories. His research is multispecies, including sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry, goats, rats, horses and humans. Professor Tilbrook places a huge emphasis on collaboration and on research training and development of leadership in students and postdoctoral researchers.