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Prof

Frank Dunshea

Redmond Barry Distinguished Prof & Chair Of Ag
Agriculture And Food
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
agriculture
agriculture, dairy & animal science
animals
food science & technology
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male
swine
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Prof

Frank Dunshea

 
Division
Veterinary And Agricultural Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Biomedicine and functional foods
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Prof

Frank Dunshea

 

Professor Frank Dunshea has had a research career spanning 35 years in farm animal and biomedical research. His area of expertise is in growth physiology and nutrition and understanding the interactions between the animal and the animal’s environment.

Professor Dunshea has focused much of his recent research on biomedicine and fuctional foods. Professor Dunshea’s research has an impressive breadth and quality and he has published over 750 journal, conference, book or technical articles. His research has had a high scientific impact. In addition, the results of much of his research have been rapidly adopted by industry. Professor Dunshea has maintained a balanced approach to research, combining fundamental with applied research, providing commercial and public good outcomes.

Professor Dunshea is a respected research leader in the pork and other animal industries in Australia including the Beef, Dairy and Sheep industries. Professor Dunshea is committed to ensuring that all animal industries operate in a responsible and sustainable manner and much of his work has focussed on improving efficiency through reducing inputs and outputs while maintaining product quality and consumer health. Current projects include looking at how to increase the value of grains, such as barley, wheat and sorghum, for livestock; the production of agricultural products to improve the health and eating experiences of consumers, regulation of growth and development of farm animals, animals as models of metabolic syndrome, animal and human nutrition and the effect of heat stress on health, welfare and productivity of farm animals.

Innovation has always been integral to Dunshea’s research and because of this he has been able to obtain biomedical research funding to complement his nutritional research. In recognition of this, in 2004 he was awarded the Daniel McAlpine Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovation in Agricultural Research for his biomedical and functional foods research. More recently, Dunshea was the 2007 recipient of the Minister of Agriculture’s prize for his role in reducing, replacing and refining the use of animals in research and in December 2007 was made a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor

2013

American Society of Animal Science American Feed Industry Non Ruminant Nutrition Award

2009

American Society of Animal Science Growth and Development Award

2007

Minister of Agriculture's prize for Excellence in the Application of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in Research and Teaching

Victorian Government

2004

Daniel McAlpine Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovation in Agricultural Research (for biomedical and functional foods research)

Victorian Government

1994

Inaugural Research Award for Exellence in Nutritonal Research

Nutrition Society of Australia

1992

Biokyowa award for outstanding amino acid research

Biokyowa

1982

Award for outstanding agricultural science graduate

Australian Institute of Agricultural Science

1982

Prize for outstanding graduate in animal science

Shell

2014

FASAP - Fellow of the Association for Animal Production


2013

FAPSA - Fellow of the Australasian Pig Science Association


2007

FNSA - Fellow of The Nutrition Society of Australia


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Redmond Barry Distinguished Prof & Chair Of Ag

Agriculture And Food

Member

Farmers Club of England

Member

British Society of Animal Production

Honorary Associate

School of Medicine, University of Tasmania

Member

Elanco Swine Nutritional Advice Panel

Adjunct Professor

Faculty of Land and Food Resources, The University of Melbourne

Adjunct Professor

Faculty of Land and Food Resources

Adjunct Professor

School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Murdoch University

Adjunct Professor

School of Biological nd Chemical Sciences, Deakin University

Associate Scientist

Federal Co-operative Research Centre for Sheep

Associate Scientist

Federal Co-operative Research Centre for Beef Cattle

Member Of Selection Panel

American Society of Animal Science, Meat Science Award

Member Of Review Panel

B. Sc. re-accreditation for 2002-2006, Deakin University

Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Land and Food Resources, The University of Melbourne

Member Of Selection Panel

American Feed Industry Award, Non-ruminant Nutrition Award

Ordinary Member

Asian-Australiasian Society of Animal Production

Vice President 1999-2000; President 2001-2007; Ordinary Member 2007-

School Council, Glen Devon Primary School

Associate Scientist

Biotechnology and Biochemistry Unit, Farrer Centre, Charles Sturt University

Ordinary Member

American Institute of Nutrition

Associate Scientist

Federal Co-operative Research Centre for Tissue Growth and Repair

Ordinary Member 1989-1993,1999-2001;Committee Member 1993-1999, 2001-Present; President 1995-1997

Australasian Pig Science Association

Ordinary Member

American Society of Animal Science

Ordinary Member

The British Nutrition Society

Ordinary Member 1984-1994, 1996-Present; Federal Treasurer 1994-1996

Nutrition Society of Australia

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

La Trobe University

Bachelor Agricultural Science

La Trobe University

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