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After undergraduate training at the University of Westminster in London, Professor Quinn undertook a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in Developmental Genetics. After post-doctoral positions at the Duncan Guthrie Institute for Medical Research in Glasgow, and MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, AProf Quinn awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council Research Fellowship in 2000 to continue research into the role of the Pax6 gene in eye and brain development. She continued to work on the role of transcription factors in embryonic development for the next 12 years.

Professor Quinn moved to Charles Sturt University in 2008 to be part of a new School of Animal and Veterinary Science. The school has a mission to deliver qualified veterinarians with a focus on large animal practice for rural and regional Australia. 

Professor Quinn’s research has focused on strategies to improve livestock productivity and economic outcomes for the Australian farming sector using innovative field and molecular technology based approaches. She investigates novel pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and management practices for the animal health industries to improve productivity in Australian sheep and beef systems.

Her research is extensively funded by Meat and Livestock Australia as well as and numerous industry partners. She is the lead inventor on several awarded patents Through her role as Director of the Red Meat Innovation Centre she creates opportunity for industry partnerships to achieve successful commercial outcomes.

Professor Quinn has supervised numerous honours, Masters and PhD students and is passionate about training the next generation of impactful researchers for science and industry.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Grad Cert in Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University

Developmental Genetics, PhD, University of Edinburgh

Biomedical Science, BSc(Hons) First Class, University of Westminster

Subject keywords

  • livestock
  • cattle
  • feedlot
  • veterinary diagnostics
  • meat science
  • animal health
  • animal welfare
  • toxicology


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