Lucy Woolford

Associate Professor Lucy Woolford

Associate Prof/Reader

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Lucy is a registered specialist veterinary pathologist with interest in the health and conservation of wildlife species, and in equine pathology and diagnostics. Following qualification as a veterinarian from Murdoch University,Perth, Lucy spent two years working in a mixed clinical veterinary practice in the Mid North of South Australia. In 2005 she returned to Western Australia to pursue interests in conservation and health of Australian wildlife, undertaking a PhD examining the pathological, aetiological and epidemiological aspects of a debilitating viral-associated skin cancer in the endangered Western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville). Following the PhD, Lucy left the sunny shores of Western Australia to undertake a residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England. This residency, funded by The Horse Trust, enabled a focus on the health and disease of horses. In September 2010, Lucy completed the certifying examinations of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined the University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences in November 2010.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Investigating threats to dolphin health in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rebecca Lee Souter
    2019 Principal Supervisor Pathogenesis and Triggers for Acute Bovine Liver Disease Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Dr Eve Marie Manthorpe
    2017 Co-Supervisor Reproducation in the Horse Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Kirsty Gallacher
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Understanding the development of gut microbiota and effect of Salmonella Typhimurium infection on gut microbiota in layers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nitish Narendra Joat
    2016 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Pathology, coinfections and oncogenesis in South Australian koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) and their association with koala retrovirus (KoRV) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Tamsyn Louise Stephenson
  • Position: Associate Prof/Reader
  • Phone: 83137632
  • Email: lucy.woolford@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Leske, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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