Auldist, Danielle (Dr)

Position Lecturer Danielle Auldist 
Office Berwick: 1130, Building 903
Gippsland: 2W214
Phone +61 3 5327 6891
Fax +61 3 5327 9240


  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons), La Trobe University, Australia 1988
  • Master of Agricultural Science, La Trobe University, Australia 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Massey University, New Zealand 2003


Equipped with a rural background and a bachelor degree in agricultural science, Danielle began her masters research in northern Victoria (DPI). It focussed on lactating dairy cows and the suitability of maize silage fed with different nitrogen sources. Lactation was also the subject of her research at the Victorian Institute of Animal Science, Werribee where she studied lactation physiology of sows. An interest in the persistence of lactation led to a PhD in New Zealand that investigated the DNA synthesis of mammary epithelial cells during lactation. She returned to Australia and for 11 years was the CEO of a not-for-profit organisation which had the aim of addressing the extension and research needs of the Gippsland dairy industry. Joining an agricultural consultancy company, Danielle was involved in projects delivered for water corporations and local government on soil fertility and water quality as well as writing practice notes for the DPI relating to the broiler and pig industries. Her corporate governance experience is currently practiced in her role as a Director of the board of management of the Phillip Island Nature Parks and as the Executive Officer of the Australia Association of Ruminant Nutrition.

Teaching areas

  • Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science (Animal management and disease)
  • Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science (Sustainability)

Extended research profile