Roy Kirkwood

Dr Roy Kirkwood

Associate Professor

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences

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


Originally from the UK, I completed my BSc in zoology with applied zoology from the University of Wales before undertaking a PhD programme at the University of Leed researching boar effects on gilt puberty. I then moved to Massey University in New Zealand for 2 years researching the impact of lactation length on sow fertility. I then moved to Canada and conducted research in various areas, including nutritional effects on sow fertility. I received my DVM from Saskatchewan in 1995 and moved back to Alberta as the provincial swine research veterinarian. In 1999 I moved to the Royal Veterinary College (London) as a senior lecturer before moving to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. I relocated to the University of Adelaide in 2011.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Associate professor University of Adelaide
    2001 - 2011 Associate professor Michigan State University
    1999 - 2001 Senior lecturer Royal Veterinary College
    1995 - 1999 Research veterinarian Government of alberta
    1987 - 1995 Research Scientist University of Saskatchewan
    1984 - 1987 Post doctoral fellow University of Alberta
    1982 - 1984 Post doctoral fellow Massey University
    1981 - 1982 Post doctoral fellow University of Leeds
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University College of North Wales United Kingdom BSc
    University of Leeds United Kingdom PhD
    University of Saskatchewan Canada DVM
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    0 Diplomate European College of Animal Reproduction
  • Research Interests

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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 Principal Supervisor Pain in Sows During Parturition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sophia Alexandra Ward
    2018 Principal Supervisor How can we better manage the farrowing house to optimise microbiome populations in piglets? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tanya Louise Nowland
    2018 Principal Supervisor Identifying at risk piglets and developing management strategies for improved survival Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Bryony Tucker
    2016 Co-Supervisor Antimicrobial resistance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sangay Tenzin
    2016 Co-Supervisor Utilization of High Throughput probotics and next generation sequencing to evaluate the effect of extended spectrum Gephalosporin (ESC) on Mono Gastric (GP) Microflora. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Shewli Mukerji
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Birth Litter Sex Ratio Affects Gilt Behaviour, Endocrine Status and Reproductive Performance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jemma Savaglia
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Feeding Value of Sweet Potato and Cassava to Growing Pigs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Theophilus Dom
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The epidemiology of pig diseases and the emergence of porcine circovirus type 2 in Papua Province, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Widi Nugroho
    2011 - 2016 Co-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
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83137617
  • Email: roy.kirkwood@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor G
  • Org Unit: Veterinary Science

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