Professor Frank Dunshea has been awarded the title of Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor by the University of Melbourne.
The achievement recognises professors who demonstrate outstanding leadership in the University and wider community, coupled with pre-eminence in their research, teaching and creative activity.
Professor Dunshea is Associate Dean for Research and Chair of Agriculture in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. His work focuses on animal science and biomedical research, including efforts to improve livestock nutrition, meat quality and farming techniques.
Over his career, Professor Dunshea has contributed to the understanding of growth physiology, nutrition and interactions between animals and their environment. His work develops responsible and sustainable practices in agriculture.
He has produced more than 600 journal, conference, book and technical publications, and many of the practices he developed have been adopted by the industry. For example, he was instrumental in the development and commercialisation of immunocastration technology for pigs, a system that is now being used in about 70 countries around the world.
Professor Dunshea was alsothe 2007 recipient of the Minister of Agriculture's prize for his role in reducing, replacing and refining the use of animals in research.
The Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor title, established in honour of Sir Redmond Barry's contribution as founder of the University, recognises professors who demonstrate outstanding leadership in the University and wider community, coupled with pre-eminence in their research, teaching and creative activity.
Nominations are considered by the University’s Distinguished Academic Awards Committee and approved by the Vice-Chancellor.
Story by Stuart Winthrope.