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Delivering science for maximum industry benefit: An academic's perspective

Pethick, D.W. (2013) Delivering science for maximum industry benefit: An academic's perspective. In: Manipulating Pig Production XIV. Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 24 - 27 November, Melbourne, Australia pp. 30-33.

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Abstract

This paper discusses some of the factors that contribute to the ability of scientists in the discipline of Animal Science (including Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences) to make significant industry impact. Factors discussed include the need for sound undergraduate training in fundamental sciences taught in an agricultural context and better recognition of industry impact as a metric for scientific achievement and promotion. Funding of program over project-based research is a suggested means for ensuring better impact. Finally, the term 'scientific engineer' is used to describe the 'ideal' scientist that our industries are striving for.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © Australasian Pig Science Association 2013
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28236
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