Past Scholarship Recipients

Past Scholarship Recipients


RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship



2022 Morgan Stonebridge
2021 Francesca Nyilas
2020 Ashleigh Best
2019 Tara Ward
2018 Britta Maunder
2017 Xanthe Shaw
2016 Dr Meg Good

RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship Recipients



Project Title

2022 Victoria Condon

Outcomes of feral horse management methods for horses, people and the environment - a One Welfare approach.

2021 Gloeta Massie

Identifying the impacts of human attitudes and actions on the welfare of recused wildlife.

2021 Vijay Rawat

Working like a dog: Examining the standards and practices related to the welfare of Australian therapy dogs.

2020 Carmen Glanville

Identifying the human psychological and behavioural predictors of dog welfare in the home environment.

2019 Amber Brown

Developing a novel electronic nose to combat the illegal trade of the native Australian reptile, Tiliqua rugosa.

2018 Gemma Ma

Home is where the hound is: Pet ownership in remote New South Wales, Australia and the impact of Aboriginal Community Companion Animal Health Programs (ACCAHPs).

2017 Mark Kelman

Can targeted communication and preventative vaccination programs for unvaccinated puppies and dogs lead to a decrease in new Canine Parvovirus cases in high-risk areas and during disease outbreak situations?

2016 Lily van Eeden

The dingo in Australian society: public perceptions of dingoes and their management

2015 Kendy Tzu-Yun Teng

Awareness of and attitudes towards two major companion welfare issues: canine inherited diseases and cat obesity in Australia

2014 Dennis Wormald Re-examining the critical socialisation period in dogs and its relevance to vaccination protocols in Australia


Cybele May

Understanding the knowledge and attitudes of veterinarians regarding issues in cat overpopulation and how these impact on recommendations to clients in clinical practice


Trudy Sharp

Factors influencing public perceptions of kangaroo management


Kylie Soanes 

Can road crossing structures be used to preserve arboreal mammal populations?


Georgeanna Story

Evaluating the survival of rehabilitated common wombats (Vombatus ursinus) released into free-living populations


Mia Cobb

Examining the physiological effects of domestic dogs entering a kennel facility.


Ian McDonald

Reproductive and behavioural effects of a single injection Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) vaccine on Eastern Grey Kangaroos.


Aimee Jade Silla

Hormonal induction of sperm release in the roseate frog (Geocrinia rosea).


Patricia Lavery

Investigation of PCB concentrations in coastal dolphins in South Australia: Threats to species health and links with parasitic lung nematodes (in progress).


Lyndall Pettett

The development of age related oral health care guidelines in zoos.


Shuron Billman

Characterising the psychological underpinnings of animal hoarders: a Central Queensland study.


Susan de Burgh

Animal welfare education for Australian indigenous and Papua New Guinean primary school children.


Brad Page

Reducing the incidence of entanglements on New Zealand fur seals in southern Australia.


Sarah Wright

Non-human animal rights - legislation, ethics and reform.


Faith Walker

The effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic and social structure of the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons).


Daniel Rogers

Identification of animal individuals by analysis of acoustic signals.


No recipient



No recipient



Alison Murray

Developing the natural behavioural repertoires of nocturnal mammals through enrichment techniques.


No recipient





Ramesh Sivacolundhu


Effects of early age desexing of dogs and cats.


Clare Rudkin

Pecking and feather pecking in growing chickens.


Steven McLeod

Foraging behaviour of red kangaroos and sheep in arid New South Wales.


Erica Seton

Anaphylaxis associated with daily heartworm prevention treatment for dogs.

RSPCA Australia Hugh Wirth Humane Animal Production Scholarship Recipients



Project Title

2022 Natarsha Williams

Can an Animal Welfare Risk Assessment Tool (AWRAT) assist in predicting instances of poor livestock welfare on farms?

2020 Sandra Ospina Rios

Does maternal contact via cow-calf suckling systems moderate the impact of disbudding on dairy calves?

2019 Laura Field

Addressing the consequences of social deprivation experienced by artificially-reared dairy heifers: providing older social models for improved welfare, social and cognitive outcomes.

2018 Natalie Roadknight

Investigating practical aspects of avoiding early cow-calf separation on dairy farms.

2017 Danielle Phibbs

Evaluation of the effect of perches on leg strength and mobility in meat chickens as assessed in pen studies.

2016 Amelia Cornish

Australian consumers’ concerns for animal welfare: the effect of an animal welfare food rating system on consumer behaviour

Applying the Behavioural Change Wheel to Encourage Higher Welfare Food Choices


Kate Chaplin (now Kate Dutton-Regester)

Understanding dairy farmer intentions to make improvements to their management practices of foot lesions causing lameness in dairy cows

2014 Lorelle Barrett Developing a methodology for behavioural demand in ducks


No recipient



Joseph Steer

Odours from Merino wool that induce a physiological response in the blowflies Lucilia cuprina


Sally Healy

Australian consumers’ current knowledge of animal agricultural practices: the effect of knowledge on consumer behaviour.


Rebecca Matthews

A comparison of sow and piglet behaviour and productivity in the UMB farrowing pen compared to conventional farrowing crates


Emma Borland

Role of shelter belts in free range systems in reducing the need for beak trimming.


Aprille Chadwick

Producer attitudes towards animal welfare and the adoption of least stressful reproductive technologies in goats.


Samantha Bickell

Investigating the effects of temperament on post parturient ewe and lamb behaviour without human interaction.


Kate Lennon

A study of the relationship between ewe behaviour and lamb survival and the heritability of temperament in a Merino flock.


No recipient



Matthew Bollen

Evaluation of an integrated management system for controlling flystrike in the absence of mulesing. Project complete.  Contact for Matthew's final report.

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