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Prof Graeme Martin

The Academic Details listed below present information collected by the University up to the end of 2013 and thus may not represent the full academic record.

Email: graeme.martin@uwa.edu.au  Home Page
Phone: +61 (8) 6488 6781

Graeme Martin was born in Western Australia and grew up on a farm. At the University of WA, he gained a BSc in Agricultural Science (Hons I) and a PhD. He then spent 2 years in France (INRA, Tours) and 3 years in the UK (MRC, Edinburgh) before returning to a joint position with UWA and CSIRO in 1987. He was promoted to Professor in 2001. He has served as Head of Animal Science, Dean of the Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Dean of the Postgraduate School of UWA, and Deputy Chair and Chair of the Academic Board of the University, and is currently Head of the School of Animal Biology and Program Leader (Animal Production Systems) in the UWA Institute of Agriculture.
    His research team mostly works on brain function, reproduction and metabolism in sheep, with a particular focus on the pathways through which environmental factors influence the reproductive system. He also has projects on reproduction in emus and marsupials. The team currently includes three post-doctoral fellows and several postgraduate students and international visitors. Over the past 5 years, he has developed and promoted the concept of “clean, green and ethical systems of animal production”, presenting it to over 3000 farmers in industry forums across Australia.
    He has won $4.6m research funding from the Australian Research Council, the National Health & Medical Research Council, the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation, and Meat & Livestock Australia. He has supervised 27 students to completion of postgraduate degrees and published over 280 papers in peer-reviewed, international journals and books.


Farooq, U., Malecki, I., Mahmood, M., Martin, G. 2017, 'Appraisal and standardization of curvilinear velocity (VCL) cut-off values for CASA analysis of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) sperm', REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS, 52, 3, pp. 389-396. Detail

Guan, Y., Liang, G., Martin, G., Guan, L. 2017, 'Functional changes in mRNA expression and alternative pre-mRNA splicing associated with the effects of nutrition on apoptosis and spermatogenesis in the adult testis', BMC GENOMICS, 18, 1,  Detail

Blache, D., Vercoe, P., Martin, G., Revell, D. 2017, 'Integrated and innovative livestock production in drylands', Innovations in Dryland Agriculture, pp. 211-235. Detail

Flacke, G., Schwarzenberger, F., Penfold, L., Walker, S., Martin, G., Millar, R., Paris, M. 2017, 'Characterizing the reproductive biology of the female pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) through non-invasive endocrine monitoring', THERIOGENOLOGY, 102, pp. 126-138. Detail

Qiu, X., Martin, G., Blache, D. 2017, 'Gene polymorphisms associated with temperament', JOURNAL OF NEUROGENETICS, 31, 1-2, pp. 1-16. Detail

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Professor Graeme Martin, Dr Shimin Liu, Dr Johan Greeff, Professor Mao Shengyong 2016, 'Gut health – defining the immune system components that cause diarrhoea', UWA Research Collaboration Awards.

Professor Graeme Martin 2014, 'Review Animal Welfare QA System in Europe', Meat & Livestock Australia.

Professor Graeme Martin, Dr Jeremy Smith, Professor Michael Lehman 2013, 'Brain Regulation of Reproduction: Challenging the 'KNDy' Hypothesis', ARC Discovery Projects.

Doctor Michael Lee, Professor Ellen Goddard, Professor Helen Miller, Professor Robert Van Saun, Professor Molly Jahn, Professor Graeme Martin, Professor Jianxin Liu 2013, 'Externally Led WUN - Global Farm Platforms for Optimising of Grazing Livestock Production Systems', Worldwide Universities Network WUN.

Professor Graeme Martin, Professor Philip Vercoe, Dr Shimin Liu 2012, 'An Australia-China network for reducing the environmental impact of the livestock industries', Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Australia China Council.

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2017 Masters. Mr Khaiseb. Supervised by: Prof Martin, Dr Blache

2017 PhD. Dr Flacke. Supervised by: Prof Martin, Paris, Millar, Warren

2017 PhD. Dr Tawang. Supervised by: Cummins, Prof Martin, Dr Malecki

2017 PhD. Dr Manyweathers. Supervised by: Dr Longnecker, Taylor, Prof Martin

2017 PhD. Dr Tang. Supervised by: A/Prof Rodger, Summers, Canty, Prof Martin

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