Emma Greenwood

Emma Greenwood

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


I am currently nearly 4 years out of my PhD (conferral December 2016), which focused on reducing aggression in group-housed sows through housing methods (space allowance, enrichment and timing of mixing). This study was predominantly sow behaviour focused. My postdoctoral research focused on manipulation of the neonatal lamb ruminant microbiome and possible effects on lifetime production. I have been involved in many research trials outside of these main ones and my research interests are behaviour, welfare, housing and enrichment, microbiome manipulation, neonatal survival in production animals. I am now working as an Associate Lecturer in Animal Husbandry at the University of Adelaide, School of Animal and Veterinary Science, along side some supervision of research students and some small research trials focusing on vaginal microbiology in sheep and neonatal piglet survival.

I am currently almost 4 years out of my PhD (conferral December 2016), which focused on reducing aggression in group-housed sows through housing methods (space allowance, enrichment and timing of mixing). This study was predominantly sow behaviour focused. My postdoctoral research focused on manipulation of the neonatal lamb ruminant microbiome and possible effects on lifetime production. I have been involved in many research trials outside of these main ones and my research interests are behaviour, welfare, housing and enrichment, microbiome manipulation, neonatal survival in production animals.  I am now working as an Associate Lecturer in Animal Husbandry at the University of Adelaide, School of Animal and Veterinary Science, along side some supervision of research students and some small research trials focusing on vaginal microbiology in sheep and neonatal piglet survival.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - 2021 Associate Lecturer in Animal Husbandry University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2020 Lecturer position for Pig Production - Science into Management III University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Associate Lecturer in Principles in Animal Behaviour Welfare Ethics The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 lecturer position for Pig Production - Science into Management III University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Semester 1 2019, tutor in Biochemistry University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2019 Post-doctoral researcher University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2016 Trainee nutritionist ACE Livestock consulting
    2016 - 2016 Designing an ethogram and analysing videos and statistical analysis for a behavioural trial South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2016 - 2016 Piggery attendant (mating shed) SunPork- Wasleys Piggery, South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Research Interests

Successful 

  • Meat and Livestock Australia, Characterising the vaginal microbes of high and low producing Poll Merino and White Suffolk ewes, Funder reference: P.PSH.1227, Investigators: Greenwood E (CI A); Torok V; Van Wettere W.
  • MLA - Project Grant, ‘Improved ruminant health and productivity through neonatal microbiome manipulation; 2017-2019, Chief investigator A.
  • CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork - Research Grant: Fence line boar exposure at the end of lactation to improve reproductive performance of group housed sows; 2017; Chief Investigator.

Applications

Supervision 

Honours

  • Secondary supervisor to Sarah James, Honours project, ‘Effect of dextrose supplementation to the sow on the duration of parturition and piglet survival’, Co-supervisor Dr William van Wettere, Dr Alice Weaver, Feb 2020-Feb 2021 (ongoing).
  • Secondary supervisor to Bianca Agenbag, Honours project, ‘Impact of neonatal exposure to different ruminal microbiota on the establishment of ciliated protozoa in the rumen and subsequent wool growth in sheep’, Co-supervisor Phil Hynd, Feb-Nov 2018 (first class honours)
  • Secondary supervisor to Jonathon van Dissel, Honours project, ‘The effect of multi-suckling groups and sow separation from litters during lactation, on health and welfare of piglets’, Co-supervisor: William vanWettere, Feb - Nov 2015 (first class honours).
  • Secondary supervisor to Cassandra Dickson, Honours project, ‘The effect of nutrition and fibre on aggression and stress in group-housed gestating sows at mixing’, Co-Supervisor: William vanWettere, Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 (part time student while working for Lienert Altech, first class honours).

Others

  • Co-supervisor for a University of Adelaide, DVM1 Clinical Research Project (a 3-UNIT post-graduate course that veterinary science students complete in the first year of their DVM) – focusing on nutritional supplements to increase piglet viability- student Tobias Threadgold (ongoing project 2020).

Teaching positions

  • University of Adelaide, 10th February 2020- 10th February 2021 (0.6 FTE), Associate lecturer in Animal Husbandry, Supervised by Dr Rachel Norris.
  • University of Adelaide, Foetal pig dissection, practical supervisor, Semester 1, 6th March 2020- Supervised by Dr. Rebecca Forder
  • University of Adelaide, 3-16th February 2019, lecturer position for Pig Production - Science into Management III focusing on management strategies to improve pig welfare and increase the exhibition of more natural behaviours (including 3 hours of lectures- designed, written and presented and SABOR field trip supervisor) – Supervised by Dr. William van Wettere
  • University of Adelaide, Associate lecturer for Principles in animal behaviour, welfare and ethics, 31th July- 31st October 2019 (Semester 2)- Supervised by Dr. Susan Hazel.
  • University of Adelaide, 31st July – 31th October 2019 (Semester 2), practical supervision for the porcine practical in Professional Skills III- Supervised by Sarah Weaver (course coordinator).
  • University of Adelaide, Foetal pig dissection, practical supervisor, Semester 1, 8th March 2019- Supervised by Dr. Rebecca Forder
  • University of Adelaide, Semester 1 2019, tutor in Biochemistry- Supervised by Dr. Hayley McGrice.
  • University of Adelaide, Semester 1 2019, practical supervision for the porcine practical in Professional Skills II- Supervised by Sarah Weaver (course coordinator).
  • University of Adelaide, 14th February 2019, lecturer position for Pig Production - Science into Management III focusing on management strategies to improve pig welfare and increase the exhibition of more natural behaviours (3 hours of lectures- designed, written and presented) – Supervised by Dr. William van Wettere
  • University of Adelaide, 26th July- 11th October 2018 (semester 2), tutorial teaching position in Principles in Animal Behaviour Welfare Ethics- Supervised by Dr. Susan Hazel
  • University of Adelaide, 2013 - 2016, casual teaching staff (e.g. ultrasonography for pregnancy checking, porcine insemination and handling classes).
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Nutritional supplements to increase piglet viability The University of Adelaide DVM1 Clinical Research Project (a 3-UNIT post-graduate course that veterinary science students complete in the first year of their DVM) Other Part Time Tobias Threadgold
    2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Effect of dextrose supplementation to the sow on the duration of parturition and piglet survival The University of Adelaide Animal Science Honours Full Time Sarah James
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Impact of neonatal exposure to different ruminal microbiota on the establishment of ciliated protozoa in the rumen and subsequent wool growth in sheep The University of Adelaide Animal Science Honours Full Time Bianca Agenbag
    2015 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The effect of multi-suckling groups and sow separation from litters during lactation, on health and welfare of piglets The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Jonathon van Dissel
    2014 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The effect of nutrition and fibre on aggression and stress in group-housed gestating sows at mixing The University of Adelaide Honours Part Time Cassandra Dickson

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