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    Professor Frank Dunshea

Frank Dunshea is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and the Chair of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and has had a research career spanning over 35 years in farm animal and biomedical research. His main areas of expertise are in growth physiology and nutrition and understanding the interactions between the animal and the animal’s environment. 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 focused 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 the health, welfare and productivity of farm animals. He is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Animal Sciences (AAAS), Australian Nutrition Society (NSA) and the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), as well as a former Chair of the Australian Academy of Science Committee for Nutrition. He has received a number of awards including the inaugural NSA Research Award (1994), the Daniel McAlpine Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovation in Agricultural Research (2004), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Growth and Development Award (2009), the ASAS Non-ruminant Nutrition Award (2013) and the ASAS Meat Science Award (2017).