Caitlin Evans

Dr Caitlin Evans

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I have a primary interest in the fields of animal health and disease of sheep and cattle. I also have a drive to conduct research that provides practical and sustainable outcomes to industry.

In 2018, I obtained my PhD from the University of Adelaide where I investigated the clinical and epidemiological effects of BVDV on sheep and other non-bovine species in Australia. Upon completion of my PhD, I worked as a veterinary technician at the Production Animal Health Centre, furthering my skills and understanding of livestock health and disease. Since this time I have completed two postdoctoral positions, one with Massey University's EpiCentre and one with CQ Univeristy's Precision Livestock team. 

Recently my areas of research have included:

  • exploring the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of different national control programmes for BVDV in New Zealand
  • understanding the effects of, and current management practices, of BVD in New Zealand beef herds
  • assessing the suitability of emerging on-animal sensors for use in extensively managed sheep
  • testing the ability of on-animal sensors to detect disease and dog predation in extensively managed sheep
  • investigating the effects of heat stress on the thermoregulation and reproductive success of rams and ewes
  • identifying supplementary options to help mitigate the effects of heat stress in sheep


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Internal Grant Funded Researcher University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2022 Grant Funded Researcher Central Queensland University
    2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Massey University
    2017 - 2018 Veterinary Technician - Production Animal Health Clinic University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2010 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Animal Science (Hons)
    2006 - 2009 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation)
  • Phone: 83130533
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  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Building, floor Ground Floor
  • Room: G18
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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