Susan Hazel

Dr Susan Hazel

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences

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


Susan is Program Coordinator for the new BSc(Animal Behaviour) degree which commences in Semester 2, 2019. She teaches animal behaviour, welfare and ethics into the existing BSc(Animal Science) and BSc(Veterinary Bioscience) degree programs, and also animal welfare and profession ethics into the DVM program.

Susan has extensive community engagement through being a Board Member of the Dog & Cat Management Board of South Australia, and also on the South Australian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. She also engages internationally through the Animal Welfare Guidelines group of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

Research interests include animal behaviour, relinquishment of pets, and public health implications of animal management (including dog attacks). Since 2007 Susan has supervised over 20 Honours students and 4 PhD students to completion. She has also supervised almost 20 DVM1 Clinical Research Projects.

2016       Improving stockperson attitudes to chickens: A novel clicker training approach (AECL, 1UA153 $12,000)

2016       Online relinquishments of dogs and cats: What can we learn? (Pet Welfare Foundation, $8,719)

2015       A systematic review of novel approaches for the measurement of pain in animals (APL, $35,000)

2014       'Nationally shared curriculum resources for veterinary undergraduate learning in animal welfare and ethics' (OLT, $378,000)

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Impact of Equine Assisted Psychology on Equine and Human Participants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Natalie Worth
    2017 Principal Supervisor Low Stress Handling in Vet Clinics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Petra Tamar Edwards
    2017 Co-Supervisor Moral conflict effect in mental health of veterinarians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alejandra Isabel Arbe Montoya
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Maternal Care on Stress-related Responses in Puppies Canis familiaris Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Veronika Heather Czerwinski
    2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Neurodevelopmental effects of placental restriction in sheep Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Damien Seth Hunter
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Measures of behavioural reactivity and their relationships to carcass and meat quality in sheep Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Cathy Lyn Burnard
    2008 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Heat Stress in Racing Greyhounds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jane McNicholl
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2016 - ongoing Board Member Dog and Cat Management Board of South Australia Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137828
  • Email: susan.hazel@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7972
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: J.S. Davies, floor G
  • Room: G 04
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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