Dr Nancy Phillips

Production Animal Clinician

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science



  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Associate Diploma Applied Science Distinction
  • Bachelor of Applied Science


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren, Fordyce, Geoffry, Smith, Dave, Perkins, Nigel, O’Rourke, Peter, Barnes, Tamsin, Marquart, Louise, Menzies, Don, Newsome, Tom, Joyner, Di, Phillips, Nancy, Burns, Brian, Morton, John and Jephcott, Sandi (2014). Factors affecting the efficiency with which beef cows become pregnant after calving in Northern Australia. In: Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. 28th World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia, (185-189). 27 July-1 August 2014.

  • McGowan, Michael R., McCosker, K. D., Fordyce, G., Smith, D. R., Perkins, N. R., O'Rourke, P. K., Barnes, T., Marquart, L., Menzies, D., Newsome, T., Joyner, D., Phillips, N., Burns, B. M., Morton, J. M. and Jephcott, J. (2013). Factors affecting performance of beef breeding herds: findings from the Cash Cow project. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference. ACV 2013: Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (112-116). 26-28 June 2013.

  • McCosker, Kieren D., McGowan, Michael R., O'Rourke, Peter K., Smith, David R., Fordyce, Geoffry, Burns, Brian M., Joyner, Di, Phillips, Nancy, Menzies, Don, Newsome, Tom, Perkins, Nigel R., Morton, John M. and Jephcott, Sandi (2011). Cash Cow-exposing northern breeder herd productivity. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference (NBRUC 2011), Darwin, Australia, (19-23). 3 -4 Augsut 2011.

  • Butler, S. A. A., Phillips, N. J., Boe-Hansen, G., Bo, G. A., Burns, B. M., D'Occhio, M. J. and McGowan, M. R. (2010). Modification to intravaginal progesterone plus estradiol-based estrous synchronization protocols to improve ovarian responses in Bos indicus heifers. In: Tony Flint, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society. 36th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society/ 23rd Annual Meeting SBTE, Cordoba, Argentina, (166-166). 9-12 January 2010. doi:10.1071/RDv22n1Ab16

  • Samad, F., Nadzir, H. M., Phillips, N. J., McGowan, M. R., Lehnert, S. A., Loor, J. J., Bionaz, M. and D'Occhio, M. J. (2008). Liver gene expression profiles in suckled postpartum beef cows maintained on moderate or improve pasture. In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology. 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Melbourne, Australia, (113). 25-28 August, 2008.

  • Phillips, N. J., Mottram, T., Lowe, J., Poppi, D. and McGowan, M. R. (2008). Monitoring ruminal pH by datalogger using wireless telemetry. In: D. G. Barber, R. T. Cowan, C. A. Anderson and L. E. Webb, Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production. Australian and New Zealand Societies of Animal Production First Joint Conference (2008 ANZSAP), St. Lucia, Queensland, (83-83). 24-27 June 2008.

  • Butler, S. A. A., Phillips, N. J., D'Occhio, M. J. and McGowan, M. R. (2008). Ovulation and corpus luteum development after progesterone-based oestrus synchronisation in Brahman heifers. In: ASAP Proceedings - Animal Production in Australia. Australian Society of Animal Production/New Zealand Society of Animal Production Joint Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (86-86). 24 - 27 June 2008.

  • McGowan, Michael R., Sophia Butler and Nancy Phillips (2008). Why are pregnancy rates to fixed-time AI generally lower in Bos indicus than Box Taurus cattle?. In: H. Rodriguez-Martinez, Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 16th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Budapest, Hungary, (6-6). 13-17 July, 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0531.2008.01232.x

  • Phillips, N., Hockey, C., Boothby, D., Norman, S. and McGowan, M. (2007). Comparison of the reproductive performance of tropically adapted heifers treated with three different protocols for synchronisation of oestrus. In: J. L. Juengel, J. F. Murray and M. F. Smith, Reproduction in domestic ruminants VI. 7th International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants, Wellington, New Zealand, (509-x). 2006.

  • Hockey, C., Norman, S. T., Morton, J. M., Boothby, D., Phillips, N. L. and McGowan, M. (2006). Changes in vaginal electrical resistance during different stages of the reproductive cycle in tropically adapted beef heifers. In: Reproduction In Domestic Ruminants VI (SRF 64). Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VI, xx, (510-510). xx.

  • Kenny, A. L., Phillips, N J and D'Occhio, M J (2006). Ovarian follicular response to repeat stimulation with FSH and oocyte recovery and quality in Brahman heifers treated with a GnRH agonist.. In: JL Juengel and JF Murray and MF Smith, Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VI. 7th International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, (456-456). 13-17 August, 2006.

  • Samadi, F., Norman, S. T., Phillips, N. J., McGowan, M. R. and D'Occhio, M. J. (2005). Interrelationships between nutrition, metabolic status and reproductive development and puberty in Brahman heifers. In: Research Conference Proceedings 2005. Showcasing Faculty research through our postgraduates, Gatton, Qld, (52-52). 8th December 2005.

  • Naik, V., Jonsson, N., Phillips, N. J. and Kaye, P. (2004). Sensitivity of bovine morulae and blastocysts to heat shock in vitro. In: Proceedings of the Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology. Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Sydney, NSW, (84-84). 22-25 August 2004.

  • Perry, V. E., Phillips, N., Fordyce, G., Gardiner, B., Entwistle, K., Chenoweth, P. and Doogan, V. J. (2002). Semen collection and evaluation. In: Dr Geoffrey Fordyce, Bull Fertility: Selection & Management in Australia. Bull Fertility: Selection & Management in Australia, Darwin, (1-19). May 2002.

  • Bertram, J. D., Mcgowan, M. R., Doogan, V. J. and Phillips, N. (2000). Preliminary studies of criteria for selection of young tropically adapted bulls. In: Mr. Dewitt and Reinberger, Proceedings Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians. The role of Cattle Veterinarians in Live Export and Feedlots Beyond 2000, Perth, Australia, (130-132). 26-30 June, 2000.

  • Phillips, N., Mcgowan, M. R., Morton, J., Mayer, D. G., Johnston, S. D. and Rodrig, H. (2000). The relationship between conception rate and measures of frozen-thawed sperm viability for eleven high-use Australian A.I. dairy bulls. In: 14th International Congress on Animal Reproduction. International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Stockholm, Sweden, (81-81). 2nd - 6th July, 2000.

  • Swasdipan, S., Bielefeldt-Ohmann, H., McGowan, M. R., Phillips, N. and Kirkland, P. D. (1999). Study of the mechanism of establishment of persistent bovine pestivirus infection in early pregnancy. In: Abstract book: XIth International Congress of Virology. XIth International Congress of Virology, Sydney, Australia, (336-336). 9-13 August, 1999.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision