QAAFI’s Centre for Animal Science (CAS) leads tropical livestock research and development in Australia. The centre works to improve animal health, welfare and productivity outcomes in the animal industries, and undertakes work in animal health programs, pest and disease control through improved detection, monitoring and vaccine technologies, plus application of integrated pest management systems.

The centre has a strong capability in genetics, breeding and reproductive capability of northern Australian cattle breeds.

CAS works in public health, food safety and biosecurity research, animal behaviour programs focussed on welfare and ethics, animal improvement programs and research in animal nutrition, metabolism and growth.

Phone: 
+61 7 334 62714

Centre Director

Pests and diseases

Theme leader

Researchers

  • Professor Ala Tabor

    Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
    Affiliate Principal Research Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Conny Turni

    Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
  • Dr Peter James

    Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
    QAAFI Postgraduate Coordinator for the Centre for Animal Science
  • Associate Professor Patrick Blackall

    Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
  • Dr Gomathy Palaniappan

    Research Fellow & Research Fellow & Lecturer in Agric.Ext & Rural Devel & Senior Research Fellow
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Senior Research Fellow (CAS)
    Centre for Animal Science
  • Dr Ali Raza

    Research Officer
    Centre for Animal Science

Animal welfare

Research theme leader

Researchers

  • Associate Professor Mary Fletcher

    Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
    QAAFI Deputy Postgraduate Coordinator
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Natasha Hungerford

    Senior Research Assistant (Casual)
    Centre for Animal Science (QAAFI)
    Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

Production systems

Research theme leader

Researchers