Dr Anne Beasley

Lecturer Animal Sci & Production

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science

Overview

Anne is currently appointed as a lecturer in Animal Science and Production and has a broad range of intests within the animal science landscape. Anne began her studies in the field of Equine Science and then further broadened to Agricultural Science which has provided a diverse backdrop to her current interests. The field of parasitology was the focus of her PhD studies as she investigated the underlying physiology of the periparturient relaxation to gastrointestinal worms in sheep, however, this multidisciplinary topic has led to interests across the board in immunology, endocrinology and nutrition. During her post-doctoral term, Anne worked on projects that investigated anthelmintic resistance in important equine and cattle parasites and on the development of molecular diagnostic tools. Her more recent work continues to build on these interests in equine parasitology through supervision of students in this field, but also includes projects focussed on small ruminant parasite management and nutrition. Anne's research interests are industry-focussed with a strong drive for useful outcomes to improve the management of horses and livestock.

Research Interests

  • Parasite epidemiology (equine and livestock)
  • Parasite diagnostics
  • Anthelmintic resistance

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New England Australia
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Abbas, Ghazanfar, Ghafar, Abdul, McConnell, Emma, Beasley, Anne, Bauquier, Jenni, Wilkes, Edwina J.A., El-Hage, Charles, Carrigan, Peter, Cudmore, Lucy, Hurley, John, Gauci, Charles G., Beveridge, Ian, Ling, Elysia, Jacobson, Caroline, Stevenson, Mark A., Nielsen, Martin K., Hughes, Kristopher J. and Jabbar, Abdul (2024). A national survey of anthelmintic resistance in ascarid and strongylid nematodes in Australian Thoroughbred horses. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, 24 100517, 100517. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2023.11.006

  • Abbas, Ghazanfar, Bauquier, Jenni, Beasley, Anne, Jacobson, Caroline, El-Hage, Charles, Wilkes, Edwina J.A., Carrigan, Peter, Cudmore, Lucy, Hurley, John, Beveridge, Ian, Nielsen, Martin K., Hughes, Kristopher J., Stevenson, Mark A. and Jabbar, Abdul (2024). Worm control practices used by Thoroughbred horse managers in Australia: A national survey. Veterinary Parasitology, 327 110116, 110116. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2024.110116

  • Abbas, Ghazanfar, Ghafar, Abdul, Beasley, Anne, Stevenson, Mark A., Bauquier, Jenni, Koehler, Anson V., Wilkes, Edwina J.A., McConnell, Emma, El-Hage, Charles, Carrigan, Peter, Cudmore, Lucy, Hurley, John, Gauci, Charles G., Beveridge, Ian, Jacobson, Caroline, Nielsen, Martin K., Hughes, Kristopher J. and Jabbar, Abdul (2024). Understanding temporal and spatial distribution of intestinal nematodes of horses using faecal egg counts and DNA metabarcoding. Veterinary Parasitology, 325 110094, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2023.110094

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Climatic effects on the development and survival of free-living stages of the cyathostomin life cycle

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kho, Elise, Fernandes, Jill, Kotze, Andrew, Lord, Maggy, Fox, Glen, Beasley, Anne, Moore, Stephen and James, Peter (2020). Shining a light on Haemonchus contortus in sheep. 3rd International Tropical Agriculture Conference (TROPAG 2019) , Brisbane, Australia, 11–13 November 2019. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI . doi: 10.3390/proceedings2019036138

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Climatic effects on the development and survival of free-living stages of the cyathostomin life cycle