Communications/
Research Publications in Refereed Journals


  • Arnold, N.A., Ng, K.T., Jongman, E.C. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). Avoidance of tape-recorded milking facility noise by dairy heifers in a Y maze choice task. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (in press, accepted March 2007).
  • Arnold, N.A., Ng, K.T., Jongman, E.C. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). Responses of dairy heifers to the visual cliff formed by a herringbone milking pit: evidence of fear of heights in cows. Journal of Comparative Psychology. (in press, accepted March 2007).
  • Barnett, J.L. (1997). Measuring pain in animals. Aust. Vet. J., 75 : 878-879.
  • Barnett, J.B., Coleman, G.J., Hemsworth, P.H., Newman, E.A., Fewings-Hall, S. and Ziini, C. (1999). Tail docking and beliefs about the practice in the Victorian Dairy Industry. Australian Vet. J., 77: 742-747.
  • Barnett, J.L., Cronin, G.M. and Scott, P.C. (2007). Behavioural responses of poultry during kosher slaughter and their implications for the birds' welfare. Veterinary Record, 160: 45-49.
  • Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C., Newman, E.A. and Cronin, G.M. (1997). Effects of modifying layer cages with solid sides on stress physiology, plumage, pecking and bone strength of hens. Aust. J. Exp. Ag., 37: 11-18.
  • Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C., Newman, E.A. and Cronin, G.M. (1997). Effects of modifying layer cages with perches on stress physiology, plumage, pecking and bone strength of hens. Aust. J. Exp. Ag., 37: 523-529.
  • Barnett, J.L., Hemsworth, P.H., Cronin, G.M., Jongman, E.C. and Hutson, G.D. (2001). A review of the welfare issues for sows and piglets in relation to housing. Aust. J. Agric. Res., 52: 1-28.
  • Barnett, J.L., and Newman, E.A. (1997). Review of the welfare research in the laying hen and the research and management implications for the Australian egg industry. Aust. J. Ag. Res., 48: 385-402.
  • Beilharz, R.G. (1998). Environmental limit to genetic change. An alternative theorem of natural selection. J. Anim.Breed. Genet., 115: 433-437.
  • Beilharz, R.G. and Nitter, G. (1998). The missing E: the role of the environment in evolution and animal breeding. J. Anim. Breed. Genet., 115: 439-453.
  • Bodsworth, W. and Coleman, G.J. (2001) Child-companion animal attachment bonds in single and two-parent families Anthrozoos (in press).
  • Breuer, K., Hemsworth, P.H., Barnett, J.L., Matthews, L.R. and and Coleman, G.J. (2000). Behavioural response to humans and the productivity of commercial dairy cows. Appl.Anim.Behav.Sci. 66: 273-288.
  • Canny, B.J, O'Farrell, K.A, Clarke, I.J, Tilbrook, A.J. (1998). Angiotensin II- and phobol ester-induced steroidogenesis by ovine adrenocortical cells: effect of the sex and gonadal status of the donor animal. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 25: 401-404
  • Canny, B. J., O'Farrell, K. A., Clarke, I. J., and Tilbrook, A. J. (1999). The influence of sex and gonadectomy on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis of the sheep. J. Endo 162: 215-225.
  • Carless, S.A., Fewings-Hall, S., Hall, M., Hay, M., Hemsworth, P., Coleman, G.J., (2007) Selecting Unskilled and Semi-Skilled Blue-Collar Workers: The Criterion-Related Validity of the PDI-Employment Inventory International Journal of Selection and Assessment as an Information Exchange Article.
  • Coleman, G.J., Hemsworth, P.H., Hay, M. and Cox, M. (1998). Predicting stockperson behaviour towards pigs from attitudinal and job-related variables and empathy. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., 58, 63-75.
  • Coleman, G.J., Hemsworth, P.H., Hay, M. and Cox, M. (2000). Modifying stockperson attitudes and behaviour towards pigs at a large commercial farm. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., 66: 11-20.
  • Coleman, G.J., Animal Well-Being in the Public Mind - Can We Change Perception? Journal of Animal Science, April 2007
  • Cransberg, P.H., Hemsworth, P.H. and Coleman, G.J. (2000). Human factors affecting the behaviour and productivity of commercial broiler chickens. Brit. Poult. Sci. 41: 272-279.
  • Coleman, G.J., Rea, T., Hall, M., Sawyer, A. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2001). Multimedia training in the pig industry. Computers and Education, 37: 257-271.
  • Cronin, G.M. and Barnett, J.L., 1997. Letter to the Editor: Comment on the paper "Effects of space allocation and temperature on periparturient maternal behaviours, steroid concentrations, and piglet growth rates". J. Animal Science, 75(7): 1985.
  • Cronin, G.M., Dunsmore, B. and Leeson, E. (1998). The effects of farrowing nest size and width on sow and piglet behaviour and piglet survival. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., 60: 331-345.
  • Cronin, G.M., Lefébure, B. and Mcclintock, S. (2000). A comparison of piglet production and survival in the Werribee Farrowing Pen and conventional farrowing crates at a commercial farm. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 40: 17-23.
  • Cronin, G.M., Leeson, E., Cronin, J.G. and Barnett, J.L. (2001). The effects of broadcasting sow suckling grunts in the lactation shed on piglet weight. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 14: 1019-1023.
  • Dwyer, F., Bennett, B., Coleman, G., (2006) The Development of a Multi-Dimensional Human-Canine Relationship Questionnaire: The Monash Dog Owner Relationship Scale, Anthrozoos, 19, 243-256.
  • Hemsworth, P.H. (1997). Human-animal interactions in agriculture and their impact on animal welfare and performance. Animal Choices - British Society of Animal Science, Occasional Publication, 20,27-34.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Barnett, J.L., Hofmeyr, C., Coleman, G.J., Dowling, S. and Boyce, J. (2002). The effects of fear of humans and pre-slaughter handling on the meat quality of pigs. Aust. J Agric. Res. 53: 1-9.
  • Hemsworth, P.H. Coleman, G.J., Barnett, J.L and Borg, S. (2000). Relationships between human-animal interactions and productivity of commercial dairy cows. J.Anim. Sci., 78: 2821-2831.
  • Hemsworth, P.H.,Coleman, G.J., Barnett, J.L., Borg, S. and Dowling, S. (2002). The effects of cognitive behavioral intervention on the attitude and behavior of stockpersons and the behavior and productivity of commercial dairy cows. J Anim Sci. 80, 68-78.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Pedersen, V., Cox, M., Cronin, G.M. and Coleman, G.J. (1999). A note on the relationship between the behavioural response of lactating sows to humans and the survival of their piglets. Appl.Anim.Behav.Sci. 65, 43-52.
  • Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). Ethical stockmanship. Australian Veterinary Journal, 85 (5): 194-200.
  • Hemsworth, P.H. and Tilbrook, A.J. (2007). Sexual behavior of male pigs. Hormones and Behavior. (in press, accepted February 2007).
  • Henry, B.A., Goding, J.W., Tilbrook, A.J., Dunshea, F.R. and Clarke, I.J. (2001). Intracerebroventricular infusion of leptin elevates the secretion of luteinizing hormone without affecting food intake in long-term food restricted sheep, but increases growth hormone irrespective of bodyweight. Journal of Endocrinology (In press).
  • Hutson, G.D., Ambrose, T.J., Barnett, J.L. and Tilbrook, A.J. (2000). Development of a behavioural test of sensory responsiveness in the growing pig. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 66: 187-202.
  • Jongman, E.C., Barnett, J.L. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). The aversiveness of carbon dioxide stunning in pigs and a comparison of the CO2 stunner crate versus the V-restrainer. Appl.Anim.Behav.Sci. 67: 67-76.
  • Jongman, E.C., Morris, J.P., Barnett, J.L. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). EEG changes in 4 week old lambs to castration, tail docking and mulesing. Australian Vet. J., 78: 339-343.
  • Jongman, E., Selby, E., Barnett, J., Fisher, P. and Temby, I. (2000). Feeding preferences in captive corellas for green-dyed and plain oats. Corella, 24: 62-64.
  • Karlen, G.A., Hemsworth, P.H., Gonyou, H.W., Fabrega, E., Strom, D. and Smits, R.J. (2007). The welfare of gestating sows in conventional stalls and large groups on deep litter. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105: 87-101.
  • Kobelt, A.J., Hemsworth, P.H., Barnett, J.L., Coleman, G.J. and Butler, K.L. The behaviour of Labrador Retrievers in suburban backyards: the relationships between the backyard environment and dog behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. (in press, accepted August 2006).
  • Lauber, M.C.Y., Hemsworth, P.H. and Barnett, J.L. (2006). The effects of age and experience on behavioural development in calves. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 99: 41-52.
  • Ley, J., Coleman. G.J., Holmes, R., Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). Assessing fear of novel and startling stimuli in dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 104(1-2), 71-84.
  • Ley, J., Bennett, P., Coleman, G. (2006) Personality dimensions that emerge in companion canines, Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • Lund, V., Coleman, G., Gunnarsson, S., Appleby M.C., & Karkinen, K., (2006). Working at the Interface between the Natural and Social Sciences, Applied Animal Behaviour Science 97 (2006) 37-49
  • McLean, A.N. (2001). Cognitive abilities - the result of selective pressures on food acquisition. Appl.Anim.Behav.Sci. 71: 241-258.
  • Morris, J.P., Ong, R.M., O'Dwyer, J.K., Barnett, J.L, Hemsworth, P.H., Clarke, I.J. and Jongman, E.C. (1997). Pain-related cerebral potentials in response to acute painful electrical stimulation in sheep. Aust. Vet. J., 75, 883-886.
  • Ong, R.M., Morris, J.P., O'dwyer, J.K., Barnett, J.L., Hemsworth, P.H. and Clarke, I.J. (1997). Behavioural and EEG changes in sheep in response to painful acute electrical stimuli. Aust. Vet. J., 75 : 189-193.
  • Pedersen, V., Barnett, J.L., Hemsworth, P.H., Newman, E.A. and Schirmer, B. (1998). The effects of handling on behavioural and physiological responses to housing in tether-stalls among pregnant pigs. Animal Welfare, 7, 137-150.
  • Roussel, S., Hemsworth, P.H., Leruste, H., White, C., Duvaux-Ponter, C., Nowak, R. and Boissy, A. (2006). Repeated transport and isolation during pregnancy in ewes: Effects of the reactivity to humans and to their offspring after lambing. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 97: 172-189.
  • Roussel, S., Hemsworth, P.H., Boissy, A. and Duvaux-Ponter (2007). Repeated transport and isolation during pregnancy in ewes: Differential effects on emotional reactivity and weight of their offspring Applied Animal Behaviour Science (in press).
  • Tilbrook, A.J, Canny, B.J, Serapiglia, M.D., Ambrose, T.J., and Clarke, I.J. (1999). Suppression of the secretion of luteinizing hormone due to isolation/restraint stress in gonadectomized rams and ewes is influenced by sex steroids. J.Endocr. 160: 469-481
  • Tilbrook, A. J., Canny, B. J., Stewart, B. J., Serapiglia, M. D., and Clarke, I. J. (1999). Central administration of corticotrophin releasing hormone but not arginine vasopressin stimulates the secretion of luteinizing hormone in rams in the presence and the absence of testosterone. J.Endocr 162: 313-319.
  • Tilbrook, A.J., Turner, A.I. and Clarke, I.J. (2000). Effects of stress on reproduction in non-rodent mammals: considerations of the role of glucocorticoids and sex differences. Reviews of Reproduction, 5:105-113.
  • Toukhsati, S.R., Bennett, P., Coleman, G.J., (2007) Behaviours and Attitudes towards Semi-owned cats, Anthrozoos, 20, 2 , 131-142
  • Turner, A.I., Hemsworth, P.H., Hughes, P.E. and Tilbrook, A.J. (1998). Repeated acute activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal axis prior to and during oestrus detection did not affect reproductive performance in gilts. Biol. Reprod., 58, 1458-1462.
  • Turner, A.I., Hemsworth, P.H., Canny, B.J. Hughes, P.E. and Tilbrook, A.J. (1998). The effect of repeated boar exposure on cortisol secretion and reproduction in gilts. Anim. Reprod. Sci., 51, 143-154.
  • Turner, A. I., Hemsworth, P. H., Canny, B. J., and Tilbrook, A. J. (1999). Sustained but not repeated acute elevation of cortisol impaired the LH surge, estrus and ovulation in gilts. Biol. Reprod. 61: 614-620.
  • Turner, A. I., Hemsworth, P. H., Canny, B. J., and Tilbrook, A. J. (1999). Inhibition of the secretion of LH by sustained but not repeated acute elevation of cortisol in the absence but not the presence of oestradiol. J. Endo. 163: 477-486.
  • Scott, C.J., Tilbrook, A.J., Rawson, J.A. and Clarke, I.J. (2000). Gonadal steroid receptors in the regulation of GnRH secretion in farm animals. Anim. Reprod. Sci., 60-61: 313-326.
  • Scott, C.J., Tilbrook, A.J., Simmons, D.M., Rawson, J.A., Chu, S., Fuller, P.J., Ing, N.H., and Clarke, I.J. (2000). The distribution of cells containing estrogen receptor a (ERa)and estrogen receptor b (ERb) mRNA in the preoptic area and hypothalamus of the sheep: comparison of males and females. Endocrinology 141: 2951-2962.
  • Tilbrook, A.J. and Clarke, I.J. (2001). Negative feedback regulation of the secretion and actions of GnRH in Males. Biology of Reproduction (in press).
  • Tilbrook, A.J,, de Kretser, D.M. and Clarke, I.J. (2001). Influence of the degree of stimulation of the pituitary by gonadotropin releasing hormone on the action of inhibin and testosterone to suppress the secretion of the gonadotropins in rams. Biology of Reproduction, 64: 65-73.
  • Stagoll, K.A., Barnett, J.L. and Marks, C.A. Food preference of Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris) in the laboratory. Corella, (in press).
  • Stone, S.C., Loose, J.M., Caddy, D.J., Canny, B.J., Tilbrook, A.J., and Young, I.R. (2001). Combined xylazine and ketamine as an analgesic regimen in sheep. Aust. Vet. J. (in press).
  • Volant, A., Gullone, E., Coleman, G., (2007) The Relationship Between Family Violence and Animal Abuse, Violence Against Women MS# 05-0305
  • Waples, K.A., Barnett, J.L. and Marks, C.A. (2000). Food preference of Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris) in aviary experiments. Corella, 24: 65-69.

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