Karen Kind

Dr Karen Kind

Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research interests are in the areas of embryonic, fetal, and placental development, assisted reproductive technologies, and developmental programming of adult health.

I am currently the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) program, and teach into the Animal Science and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) programs in the areas of reproductive biology and biotechnology.

My research interests are in the areas of embryonic, fetal, and placental development, assisted reproductive technologies, and developmental programming of adult health.

Grant funding 2008 to present

2018-2021: $803 000, Meat and Livestock Australia, New approaches to increase the weaning rate of the national sheep flock,  CIs: DO Kleemann, WHEJ van Wettere, AIs: JM Kelly, J Crittenden, E Babiszewski, KL Gatford, KL Kind, SK Walker, H McGrice, F Dunshea, G Martin.

2015-2019: $121 000, Australian Pork Limited. Conception to culling: Effective management of the gilt to optimise reproduction and longevity. WHEJ van Wettere, KL Kind, KL Gatford, RE Forder.

2012: $87,500, Cancer Council of South Australia/SAHMRI Beat Cancer Project Grant (APP1030945), An early obesogenic environment and prostate cancer. T Bianco-Miotto, JA Owens, WD Tilley, KL Kind.

2009-2010: $97 938, Optimising pregnancy and lactation interventions to increase birth weight, growth and survivability, K Gatford, J Owens, M Nottle, K Kind, W van Wettere, M De Blasio, R Smits, C Collins.

2008-2009, $46 000, Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, Developmental programming of metabolic and cardiovascular health –transgenerational effects of pre and early postnatal nutrition?   KL Kind.

2008- current: Course Coordinator, Animal Reproduction III (ANIML SC 3046RW)

2009 - current: Course Coordinator, Animal Biotechnology III (ANIML SC 3043RW)

2010 - current: Lecturer, Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology III (VET SC 3520ARW)

2016 - current: Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

2007-2015: Honours coordinator, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Improving Lamb Survival Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tom Flinn
    2017 Principal Supervisor Optimisation of In Vitro Maturation of Canine and Juvenile Oocytes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Megan Renee Tscharke
    2017 Principal Supervisor Reproducation in the Horse Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Kirsty Gallacher
    2017 Co-Supervisor Non-Mendelian Effects in Embryo-Fetal Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Hanh Thi Hong Nguyen
    2017 Co-Supervisor Mitochondrial supplementation and intracytoplasmic sperm injection of Bovine Cocytes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeline Batsiokis
    2015 Principal Supervisor Conception to culling-effective management of the gilt to optimise reproduction and longevity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Lauren Mackenzie Staveley
    2014 Principal Supervisor Gestational Strategies to Increase Piglet Viability and Survival Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Brooke Ashleigh Dearlove
    2014 Co-Supervisor Clinical-Chemical Parameter and IGE - System components in Amniotic and Allantois fluids and their relationship with Placental-Fetal Phenotype in a Bovine model for Fetal over and undergrowth Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Entesar Saleh Moh Shuaib
    2012 Co-Supervisor Insulin like Growth Factors are Endocrine and Molecular Determinants of Maternal Adaption to Pregnancy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Patricia Grant
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Perinatal Programming of Metabolic Health in Guinea Pigs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dane Horton
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Developmental Programming of Allergic Susceptibility Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Amy Louise Wooldridge
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Effects of Fetal Sex and Genetics on the Bovine Placenta - From Baseline Data to Fetal Programming and Heterosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Consuelo Amor Estrella
    2011 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Imprinted Gene Expression and Phenotype of Bovine Concepti with Bos taurus and Bos indicus Genetics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mani Ghani Poor Samami
    2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Neurodevelopmental effects of placental restriction in sheep Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Damien Seth Hunter
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Managing the lactating sow to stimulate lactation oestrus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Robyn Terry
    2010 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The induction of a fertile oestrus in lactating sows and the subsequent effect mating in lactation has on oocyte quality and embryo survival Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alice Caroline Weaver
    2009 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Contribution of insulin-like growth factor system and growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor 1 axis genes to heterosis in a bovine fetus model Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ali Javadmanesh
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor The Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factors in Regulating Ovarian Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kimberley Tam
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Reproduction of the Zooplankton, Daphnia carinata and Moina australiensis: Implications as Live Food for Aquaculture and Utilization of Nutrient Loads in Effluent Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuk Fung Jaime Leung
    2006 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Oxygen Concentration during Oocyte Maturation in the Mouse Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kelly Banwell
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor An Investigation into the Effect of Glucosamine on Reproductive Outcomes in the Mouse Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Cheryl Schelbach
    2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Insulin-Like Growth Factor -II and its Role in Blastocyst Development, Implantation and Placentation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kirsty Pringle
    2002 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Metabolic and Endocrine Adaptations to Intrauterine Growth Restriction in the Juvenile Guinea Pig Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Natasha Campbell
    2000 - 2004 Co-Supervisor EXPRESSION OF HYPOXIA-INDUCIBLE FACTORS DURING BOVINE PREIMPLANTATION EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alexandra Harvey
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137693
  • Email: karen.kind@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7972
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: J.S. Davies, floor G
  • Room: G 06
  • Org Unit: Animal Science

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