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Shawn is an Agricultural Scientist and is a Senior Research Fellow in the Gulbali Institute. After working in industry including roles in the beef supply chain and agribusiness banking, Shawn completed a PhD at Charles Sturt University investigating whether reproducing ewes could be safely grazed on dual-purpose wheat and the systems implications of this practice. Shawn has worked on several farming systems projects notably “Step Changes in Meat Production Systems from dual-purpose crops in the feedbase”, an MLA funded research program (2013-2017) where he managed field work at the CSU Wagga Wagga node and a stint as a visiting scientist with CSIRO at Canberra helping analyse results from the Canberra node. Shawn joined the Fred Morley Centre in 2015 as the McCaughey Lecturer in Whole Farm Management and then Senior Lecturer in Livestock Production, teaching undergraduate Animal and Veterinary Science students and working with Honours, Masters and PhD students at CSU. In this role he has worked on multiple applied research projects with industry partners, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Murdoch University amongst others. He was Livestock Systems Pathway Leader in the former Graham Centre and represented Charles Sturt University at SALRC and within the international ECLIPSE project. Shawn is currently leading a National Lamb Feedlotting Research Program and is continuing to pursue research interests in farming systems, livestock production and the use of sensor technology in these systems.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Utilisation of dual-purpose wheat by sheep in southern NSW, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 16 Dec 2015

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours 1), The University of Sydney


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