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Lecturer, Animal Science, University of Sydney

Completed a Diploma of Agriculture at Wagga Agricultural College and then a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University. Completed a PhD at Macquarie University in 1987. Spent some years with the CSIRO Division of Animal Production before then moving to the Faculty of Veterinary, The University of Sydney in 1996. Currently hold the position of Senior Lecturer, teaching Veterinary and Animal Science students in Pig and Poultry production.
Research industries are varied and included reproductive physiology, stress physiology, duck production and the role of long chain fatty acids in pig and bird metabolism. Have around 70 referred publications.


  • 1996–present
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney


  • 1992 
    Macquarie University, PhD
  • 1983 
    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Science


  • 2010
    Sayed, M. and Downing, J. A. (2010) The effects of water replacement by oral rehydration fluids with, Poultry Science, 90, 157-167
  • 2010
    Blaney, B,J., McLennan, S.R., Kidd, J.F., Connell, J.A., McKenzie, R. A. and Downing, J.A. (2010) Ef, Animal Production Science, 51, 156-166.
  • 2008
    Downing, J.A. and Bryden. W.L. (2008) Determination of corticosterone concentrations in egg albumen:, Physiology and Behaviour, 95, 381-387.
  • 2006
    O’Dwyer, T.W., Buttemer, W.A., Priddle, D.M. and Downing, J.A. (2006) Prolacting, body condition and, Functional Ecology, 20, 806-811.
  • 2005
    Newman, R.E., Bryden, W.L., Kirby, A.C., Storlein, L.H. and Downing, J.A. (2005) Dietary n-3 and n-6, British Poultry Science, 46, 104-113.
  • 1999
    Downing, J.A., Joss, J and Scaramuzzi, R.J. (1999) The effect of a direct arterial infusion of insul, Journal of Endocrinology, 163, 351-361

Research Areas

  • Animal Reproduction (070206)
  • Animal Production (0702)
  • Animal Physiology Systems (060603)