Dr Kate Dutton-Regester

Associate Lecturer in Veterinary Pu

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science

Overview

Dr. Kate Dutton-Regester is a Lecturer at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Science with a strong interest in wildlife conservation. Specialising in Reproductive Biology, Physiology, Animal Behaviour, and Epidemiology, she has worked with diverse species, from livestock to Asian elephants and the short-beaked echidna.

Currently, Kate leads multiple research projects, including an investigation into wildlife hospital admissions across Australia and the study of free-ranging cats and their impact on wildlife. Her work aims to contribute valuable insights to wildlife conservation.

Please contact me if interested in research projects related to ree-ranging cats and their impact on wildlife.

Qualifications

  • Masters (Research), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Collaborate with the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation as an MPhil or PhD Student Researcher

    Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of pets and people? The Australian Pet Welfare Foundation (APWF), as the leading advocate for pet welfare, is offering an exciting opportunity for motivated individuals to contribute to research projects aimed at creating evidence-based solutions within our communities.

    About APWF:

    As a peak body dedicated to pet welfare, APWF works tirelessly to save the lives of pets and enhance the well-being of our communities. Our primary focus is on influencing key stakeholders such as government officials, welfare agencies, veterinary professionals, and community leaders. Through evidence-based information, we strive to bring about positive changes in policies and legislation to improve the lives of pets in shelters and pounds.

    Community Cat Program (CCP):

    APWF's flagship initiative, the Community Cat Program, addresses the challenges faced by urban stray cats. This program involves comprehensive efforts, including the desexing of stray and pet cats, providing veterinary care, and promoting responsible pet ownership. By implementing CCP, we aim to decrease abandonment, mediate conflicts, and create a more sustainable and humane environment for both cats and our communities.

    Student Research Opportunities:

    APWF is currently looking to recruit for an exciting research project suitable for an MPhil or PhD student who is eager to make a real impact.

    The Project: Keeping Cats and Wildlife Safe

    Aim: Documenting changes in free-roaming cat densities over time in target suburbs.

    Methodology: Utilising camera trapping to monitor cats and wildlife during summer and winter in Rosewood, Goodna, and Redbank Plains.

    Learning Opportunity: Deploying camera traps, cleaning and processing images, and analysing data.

    Note: The prospective student will need to apply for a stipend.

    Collaborative Partners:

    Join a dynamic team working in collaboration with major Australian universities (Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide and La Trobe), local governments (Melbourne, Banyule, Greater Shepparton, Ipswich), welfare and rescue groups (RSPCA Qld, RSPCA NSW, RSPCA SA, RSPCA Vic, AWL Australia, AWL Queensland, Maneki Neko Cat Rescue, Cheltenham Cat Rescue, PetRescue, Sydney Dogs’ and Cats’ Home, Cat Protection Society NSW, Australian Pet Welfare Foundation), veterinary care and pharmaceutical companies (Greencross, MSD Animal Health), and international partners (Neighbourhood Cats and Great Basin Bird Observatory).

    Apply Now:

    If you are a seeking an impactful research opportunity with a passionate and collaborative organisation, apply now to contribute to the betterment of pet welfare and community well-being! Visit our website [www.apwf.org.au] to learn more about our organisation and submit your application, including cover letter and CV to research@petwelfare.org.au. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including an honours degree or equivalent or demonstrated research experience.

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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.

  • Collaborate with the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation as an MPhil or PhD Student Researcher

    Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of pets and people? The Australian Pet Welfare Foundation (APWF), as the leading advocate for pet welfare, is offering an exciting opportunity for motivated individuals to contribute to research projects aimed at creating evidence-based solutions within our communities.

    About APWF:

    As a peak body dedicated to pet welfare, APWF works tirelessly to save the lives of pets and enhance the well-being of our communities. Our primary focus is on influencing key stakeholders such as government officials, welfare agencies, veterinary professionals, and community leaders. Through evidence-based information, we strive to bring about positive changes in policies and legislation to improve the lives of pets in shelters and pounds.

    Community Cat Program (CCP):

    APWF's flagship initiative, the Community Cat Program, addresses the challenges faced by urban stray cats. This program involves comprehensive efforts, including the desexing of stray and pet cats, providing veterinary care, and promoting responsible pet ownership. By implementing CCP, we aim to decrease abandonment, mediate conflicts, and create a more sustainable and humane environment for both cats and our communities.

    Student Research Opportunities:

    APWF is currently looking to recruit for an exciting research project suitable for an MPhil or PhD student who is eager to make a real impact.

    The Project: Keeping Cats and Wildlife Safe

    Aim: Documenting changes in free-roaming cat densities over time in target suburbs.

    Methodology: Utilising camera trapping to monitor cats and wildlife during summer and winter in Rosewood, Goodna, and Redbank Plains.

    Learning Opportunity: Deploying camera traps, cleaning and processing images, and analysing data.

    Note: The prospective student will need to apply for a stipend.

    Collaborative Partners:

    Join a dynamic team working in collaboration with major Australian universities (Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide and La Trobe), local governments (Melbourne, Banyule, Greater Shepparton, Ipswich), welfare and rescue groups (RSPCA Qld, RSPCA NSW, RSPCA SA, RSPCA Vic, AWL Australia, AWL Queensland, Maneki Neko Cat Rescue, Cheltenham Cat Rescue, PetRescue, Sydney Dogs’ and Cats’ Home, Cat Protection Society NSW, Australian Pet Welfare Foundation), veterinary care and pharmaceutical companies (Greencross, MSD Animal Health), and international partners (Neighbourhood Cats and Great Basin Bird Observatory).

    Apply Now:

    If you are a seeking an impactful research opportunity with a passionate and collaborative organisation, apply now to contribute to the betterment of pet welfare and community well-being! Visit our website [www.apwf.org.au] to learn more about our organisation and submit your application, including cover letter and CV to research@petwelfare.org.au. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including an honours degree or equivalent or demonstrated research experience.