Our far reaching, world-class research transforms the health and wellbeing of people, livestock, companion animals and wildlife and contributes to healthy ecosystems.
As international leaders, we explore broad areas of multidisciplinary research. Our research is supported by high-quality infrastructure at Roseworthy and other cutting-edge research facilities off campus.
Our scientists work across the following multidisciplinary themes:
- Sustainable animal production
- Applied animal behaviour and welfare
- Translational clinical sciences
- Transformative education and wellbeing sciences
- One Health
- Wildlife and conservation health
- Dynamics of health and disease
Across all themes, our research has been rated by the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) as:
- Well above world standard – Veterinary Science ERA Score 5
- At world standard – Animal production. ERA Score 4
Our research is supported by our national and international collaborations, and exceptional facilities at Roseworthy and off campus.
ACARE is at the forefront of antimicrobial resistance surveillance in livestock. We develop new and repurposed antimicrobials and work with livestock industries to develop viable alternatives and stewardship policies.
Ruminant animal experts explore the interactions between genetics, physiology, management and the natural environment. We’re working to improve animal productivity, welfare and the quality of food for consumers.
We are part of a dynamic network working towards a common vision to strengthen the drought resilience of our farms and regional communities in South Australia.
Our research environment fosters a broad range of research collaborations with local, national and international organisations and institutions to deliver evidence-based research outcomes. We collaborate with a wide variety of experts across the University including from the School of Biological Sciences; School of Agriculture, Food and Wine; School of Public Health. We work with external organisations such as the Dog and Cat Management Board, Zoos SA, SA Department of Environment and Water, PIRSA, SARDI, and institutes like the Australian Wine Research Institute.
For further information on partnerships, visit our ‘partner with us’ page.
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