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Our People

PIWA utilises local resources to deliver world class research.

Dr Karen Moore

Karen is a Research Consultant with a PhD in Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne.  She has more than 20 years experience in the pork industry in managing and conducting research projects across various areas of production.  Karen’s primary research interests include improving pork production in the grower and finisher periods and meat quality.

Dr Megan Trezona

Megan is Biosecurity, Animal Welfare & Research Manager with the Craig Mostyn Group where she manages the R&D program for Linley Valley Pork and Craig Mostyn Farms.  She holds a PhD from Murdoch University and her research interests include pig growth and development, carcass quality, pork eating quality and improving consistency in free range production.

Samantha Sterndale

Samantha was formerly a PIWA sponsored Research Fellow at Murdoch University but has since moved into an industry role, as Technical Officer with Westpork.  Sam is currently completing her PhD at Murdoch University.  Her research interests lie in porcine nutrition and reducing stress response in weaner pigs exposed to pathogenic or physiological challenges.

Dr Rob Wilson

Rob is PIWA’s inaugural Chairman and brings expertise from more than 30 years in the pork industry.   Rob holds a PhD in animal nutrition and has a long association with research and development through roles including Chairman of the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Chair of Australian Pork Limited’s Environment and Welfare R&D Specialist Group, Program Leader and Commercialisation Manager at the Pork Cooperative Research Centre, and Director of the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre.

Emalyn Loudon

In her role as Executive Officer Emalyn provides support to the Committee and research team including managing research contracts, staff appointments and the Association's accounts.  Emalyn is a private consultant with over 20 years' experience in the pork industry in production, research management and stockperson training roles.

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