We offer unique opportunities for motivated and outstanding students to enrol in Honours and PhD research projects focusing on questions related to our research

Honours projects available

A wide range of Honours projects are on offer with students also afforded opportunities to develop their own research questions when they have shown a strong passion for certain performance traits, diseases, disorders, etc... Please see the School of Life and Environmental Sciences Honours Information Booklet for additional information. You can also email Dr Velie for further information.

Potential projects:

Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in draught breeds

Genetic diversity in draught horse breeds

An investigation of maternal effects in racing thoroughbreds

The genetic investigation of ventricular septal defect in Arabian horses

PhD projects available

PhD student research projects are offered as they become available; however, highly motivated students interested in pursuing a PhD in this group are welcome to contact Dr Velie if they have their own project idea that they feel is in line with the overall focus of the group.

PhD opportunities:

Expressions of Interest:

Please email Dr Velie for more information. Students (domestic or international) with a high level of relevant qualifications, research experience, and enthusiasm will be invited to apply for a competitive Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship or University of Sydney Postgraduate Award Scholarship (Domestic students) or international postgraduate research scholarships (International students). Students may also have the opportunity to apply for top-up scholarships from the University of Sydney.

To rank highly, students will need to have completed a Masters by Research (or international equivalent) or first class Honours (domestic students), and have at least one publication or extensive research experience.