• The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Kelsey Pool is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Australia, having completed her PhD in 2020 with the Animal Reproduction Group, The University of Sydney. Her research, at a nexus between science and Australia’s agricultural industries, aims to both contribute to a better mechanistic understanding of reproductive biology whilst providing tangible outcomes to animal production industries. Kelsey was recently awarded the Lefroy Fellowship, under which she is investigating the mechanisms behind “clover disease”, a syndrome in sheep where phytoestrogen exposure leads to both permanent and transient infertility.  Kelsey’s PhD research focused primarily on ovine reproductive seasonality; in particular, the neurohormone melatonin and how this could be manipulated to increase male reproductive efficiency and fertility outcomes. Her research has demonstrated the ability of melatonin to alter reproductive endocrinology and gamete production in the ram, resulting in the registration of a commercial Australian product to improve ovine reproductive efficiency.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food

Research expertise keywords

  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Melatonin
  • Reproductive seasonality
  • Sperm biology: morphology, motility, viability, fertility, preservation

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