Dr Steve Bird

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Senior Lecturer

Research Supervised


  • Patty, Olivia (in progress). Streptococcus equi subsp. equi and subsp. zooepidemicus in New Zealand horses.
  • Evans, Steve (2019). Charcterising the pharmacodynamic dose response of three selenium compounds in cancer patients.

MSc (Research)

  • Koverman, Ryan (2019). Reproductive biology of yellowbelly flounder Rhombosolea leporina (Günther, 1862) and Rhombosolea spp.
  • Jeffries, Kent (2019). Assessment of key reproductive markers after hormonal induction of spawning, using gonadotrophin-releasing hormone in female yellow belly flounder (Rhombosolea leporine).
  • Grout, Emily (2018). Investigating molecular approaches for detection of pathogens in horses.
  • Gibbons, Olivia (2016). Antimicrobial peptides in jawed and jawless vertebrates.
  • Broomfield, Grant (2015). Molecular characterisation of immune genes in yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi).
  • Elliott, Nick (2015). Molecular characterisation of sex differentiation of yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi.


  • Ahmadi, Ramtin (2014). Characterising eating behaviour genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Recent Publications

  • Curtin, N., & Bird, S. (2021). “We are reconciliators”: When Indigenous tourism begins with agency. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. doi:10.1080/09669582.2021.1903908

  • Boudinot, P., Bird, S., Du Pasquier, L., & Collet, B. (2021). The repertoire of vertebrate STAT transcription factors: Origin and variations in fish. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 116. doi:10.1016/j.dci.2020.103929

  • Le Ferrand, É., Bird, S., & Besacier, L. (2021). Phone Based Keyword Spotting for Transcribing Very Low Resource Languages. In Proceedings of the 19th Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association (pp. 79-86).

  • Lane, W., Bettinson, M., & Bird, S. (2021). A Computational Model for Interactive Transcription. In 2nd Workshop on Data Science with Human-in-the-Loop: Language Advances, Proceedings (pp. 105-111).

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: C.2.01C
Phone: +64 7 838 4723