Dr Stephen Anderson

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
stephen.anderson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54756

Overview

Dr Stephen Anderson is a physiologist with expertise in animal endocrinology.

Stephen completed an Agriculture Science degree (Sydney) and then a PhD in ruminant reproduction at Armidale (UNE and CSIRO). With major shifts in rural R&D funding late last century, Stephen moved to UQ and undertook biomedical research in endocrinology on NHMRC funded projects. From 2000 Stephen has been a teaching and research academic in physiology and is currently in the Faculty of Medicine. In research Stephen interests lie in the nexus between biomedical and animal science. The overall theme of his work is to better understand the physiology of animal health and disease. He currently works on northern Aust beef cattle (bone growth and phosphorus deficiency), feedlot cattle (heat stress), horses (laminitis), and cats (flea sensitivity, diabetes).

Stephen is head of the UQ Laboratory for Animal Endocrinology

Research Interests

  • Bone metabolism in animals
    Understanding and promoting growth in cattle. The physiology of P and Ca metabolism during pregnancy and lactation. Phosphorus deficiency in grazing cattle. Novel biomarkers of P status.
  • Heat stress in feedlot cattle
    Inflammation and metabolism in cattle under heat stress.
  • Amelioration of stress in farm animals
    Novel treatments to lower stress to common management procedures. Biomarkers of stress.
  • Insulin resistance in horses
    Insulin insensitivity in pregnant mares. Pathophysiological mechanisms in equine laminitis.
  • Feline health and disease
    Metabolic profiles of obesity and diabetes in cats. Flea antigen sensitivity in cats
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
    How early life events (in utero) affect life time growth, metabolism and disease.

Research Impacts

The latest news released by Meat and Livestock Australia about our research on phosphorus nutrition in northern Australian beef cattle.

Stephen acts as scientific consultant for National Geo documentary series "Moody Beasts" produced by Wildbear Entertainment (2016), a quirky look at how hormones drive animals wild.

Stephen was the plenary speaker for a continuing professional developmental conference for registered nurses, "Linking Hormones to Illness" run by Ausmed (2015).

Stephen was part of a team of Indonesian and Australian scientists working on an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research project based in Indonesia and Northern Australia (2009 to 2014). A key aim of this work was to improve cow productivity for small-holder farmers in Indonesia.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons), The University of Sydney

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Opportunity for either Master or PhD in animal nutrition area.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Benvenutti, M., Dixon, R. M., Goodwin, K. L., Kidd, L., Mayer, R., Fletcher, M. T. and Anderson, S. (2015). Responses of Bos indicus cows in early lactation to dietary phosphorus deficiency. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (47-48). 26-28 October 2015.

  • Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Liu, A., Bryden, W. L. and Anderson, S. T. (2014). Lactation is associated with increased plasma concentrations of oestradiol 17-beta in early pregnant mares. In: XIth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction. ISER XI: 11th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction, Hamilton, New Zealand, (234-234). 26-31 January, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jevs.2013.10.166

  • Reeve-Johnson, M. K., Rand, J. S., Vankan, D., Anderson, S., Marshall, R. D. and Morton, J. M. (2013). Diagnosis of Prediabetes in Cats: Cutpoints for Impaired Fasting Glucose and Impaired Glucose Tolerance in Cats 8 Years and Older Using Ear or Paw Samples and a Portable Glucose Meter Calibrated for Cats. In: 2013 ACVIM Forum, Seattle, WA, United States, (693-693). 12-15 June 2013. doi:10.1111/jvim.12100

  • Reeve-Johnson, M. K., Rand, J. S., Anderson, S., Appleton, D. J., Vankan, D. and Morton, J. M. (2013). Dosing Obese Cats On a Per Kg Basis Affects Some Measures of Glucose Tolerance in a Glucose Tolerance Test. In: 2013 ACVIM Forum Research Abstracts Program. 2013 ACVIM Forum Research, Seattle WA United States, (691-691). 12-15 June 2013. doi:10.1111/jvim.12100

  • Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T., Todhunter, K. H. and Bryden, W. L. (2013). Endocrine aspects of mares aborting from Equine Amnionitis and Foetal Loss following exposure to caterpillars. In: E. L. Squire, Proceedings of the 2013 Equine Science Society Symposium. 2013 ESS Symposium Equine Science Society, Mescalero, NM, USA, (376-377). 28-31 May, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jevs.2013.03.126

  • Anderson, S. T., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Foote, C. E., Boston, R. C. and Bryden, W. L. (2013). Insulin resistance and beta cell failure in late pregnant mares with a low body condition score. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Equine Science Society Symposium. 2013 ESS Symposium Equine Science Society, Mescalero, NM, USA, (349-349). 28-31 May, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jevs.2013.03.069

  • Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Liu, A., Bryden, W. L. and Anderson, S. T. (2013). Lactating mares have increased plasma oestradiol 17-beta concentrations in early pregnancy. In: Squires, E.L., Proceedings of the 2013 Equine Science Society Symposium. 2013 ESS Symposium Equine Science Society, Mescalero, NM, USA, (376-376). 28-31 May, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jevs.2013.03.125

  • McNeill, D. M., Anderson, S. T., Quigley, S. P., Kidd, L. J., Gout, C. R., Moate, P. J. and Poppi, D. P. (2012). Can long-term differences in phosphorus nutrition affect glucose homeostasis in growing steers?. In: M.A. Friend and G.L. Krebs, Proceedings of the 29th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. 2nd Australian and New Zealand Societies of Animal Production Joint Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (7-7). 2-5 July 2012.

  • Reeve-Johnson, M. K., Rand, J. S., Anderson, S., Marshall, R. D. and Vankan, D. (2012). Determination of reference values for casual blood glucose concentration in clinically-healthy, aged cats measured with a portable glucose meter from an ear or paw sample. In: 2012 ACVIM Forum Research Abstracts Program. 2012 ACVIM Forum, New Orleans, LA, United States, (755-755). 30 May-2 June 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.00937.x

  • Reeve-Johnson, M. K., Rand, J. S., Vankan, D., Anderson, S. and Reeve-Johnson, L. G. (2012). Diagnostic challenges of diabetes mellitus: community based research for a human and feline epidemic. In: Abstracts of the 12th International Congress of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. 12th International Congress of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (EAVPT 2012), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, (175-176). 8-12 July 2012. doi:10.1111/jvp.12007

  • Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T., Todhunter, K. H., Perkins, N. R. and Bryden, W. L. (2012). Endocrine responses in Processionary caterpillar induced EAFL. In: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (65-65). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Quigley, S. P., Anderson, S. T., Poppi, D. P., Isherwood, P., Costa, D. and Nattrass, G. S. (2012). Gene expression in the arcuate nuclei of sheep fed diets of variable protein and energy content. In: M.A. Friend and G.L. Krebs, Proceedings of the 29th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. 2nd Australian and New Zealand Societies of Animal Production Joint Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (22-22). 2-5 July 2012.

  • Quigley, S. P., Poppi, D. P., Anderson, S.T., Isherwood, P., Costa, D. and Nattrass, G. S. (2012). Gene expression in the liver of sheep fed diets of different protein and energy content. In: M.A. Friend and G.L. Krebs, Proceedings of the 29th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. 2nd Australian and New Zealand Societies of Animal Production Joint Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (40-40). 2-5 July 2012.

  • Dobbs, T. N., Foote, C. E., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T., Boston, R. C. and Bryden, W. L. (2012). Glucose and insulin dynamics in mares and their foals. In: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast , Australia, (56-56). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Anderson, S. T., John, S., Dobbs, T. N., Foote, C. E., Cawdell-Smith, A. J. and Bryden, W. L. (2012). Hormonal phenotypes of thoroughbred yearlings with osteochondrosis. In: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (64-64). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Reeve-Johnson, M. K., Rand, J. S., Anderson, S., Vankan, D. and Reeve-Johnson, L. G. (2012). Human white coat hypertension: a community based feline model. In: Abstracts of the 12th International Congress of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. 12th International Congress of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (EAVPT 2012), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, (176-177). 8-12 July 2012. doi:10.1111/jvp.12007

  • Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T., Liu, A. and Bryden, W. L. (2012). Lactation is associated with increased circulation oestradiol levels in mares at ovulation and throughout early pregnancy. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2012. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (54-54). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Anderson, S. T., Song, X., Velez Aramburo, M. E., Bartels, R., Cawdell-Smith, A. J ., Foote, C. E., Boston, R. C. and Bryden, W. L. (2012). Mares of lower body condition score exhibit marked insulin resistance and reduced insulin secretion in late gestation. In: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast , Australia, (36-36). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Shini, A., Shini, S., Filippich, L. J., Anderson, S. T. and Bryden, W. L. (2012). Role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome in laying hens. In: Julie Roberts, 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium. Australian Poultry Science Symposium (23rd, APSS, 2012), Sydney, Australia, (193-193). 20-22 February 2012.

  • Wilson, M. E., Phillips, C. J. C., Lisle, A. T., Anderson, S. T. and Cawdell-Smith, A. J. (2012). Stress responses in young, stabled horses can be modified by music. In: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast , Australia, (45-45). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Dobbs, T.N., Foote, C.E., Cawdell-Smith, A.J., Anderson, S.T. and Bryden, W.L. (2012). The relationship between insulin status and osteochondrosis in thoroughbred yearlings.. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2012. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (26-26). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Moritz, Karen M., Heshusius, Caitlyn, Quinn, Kylie, Garbedjer, Emelie, Tep, Karrona, Anderson, Stephen, Wlodek, Mary E. and Probyn, Megan E. (2011). Chronic Low Dose Ethanol Exposure Alters Glucose Homeostasis. In: Program and Abstracts of the 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), Portland, Oregon, United States, (S6-S6). 18–21 September 2011. doi:10.1017/S204017441100047X

  • Barton, K.D., Foote, C.E., Cawdell-Smith, A.J., Anderson, S.T., Boston, R.C. and Bryden, W.L. (2011). Dietary protein level and glucose and insulin dynamics in mature geldings. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Vol.18, 2011. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, UNE, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (96-97). July, 2011.

  • Wilson, M. E., Phillips, C. J. C., Lisle, A. T., Anderson, S. T., Bryden, W. L. and Cawdell-Smith, A. J. (2011). Effect of music on the behavioural and physiological responses of stabled weanlings. In: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 2011 Equine Science Society Symposium, Murfreesboro, TN, United States, (321-322). 31 May - 3 June 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jevs.2011.03.157

  • Dobbs, T.N., Foote, C.E., Cawdell-Smith, A.J., Anderson, S.T. and Bryden, W.L. (2011). Fasting insulin status and osteochondritis dissecans in Thoroughbred yearlings. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (95-96). July 2011.

  • Dobbs, T.N., Foote, C.E., Cawdell-Smith, A.J., Anderson, S.T., Boston, R.C. and Bryden, W.L. (2011). Glucose and insulin dynamics in neonatal foals: influence of maternal diet. In: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 2011 Equine Science Society Symposium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, (277-277). 31st May - 3rd June 2011.

  • Cawdell-Smith, A. Judith, Hohenhaus, Mark A., Coyle, Mitchell P., Delzoppo, Nina S., Anderson, Stephen T. and Bryden, Wayne L. (2011). The role of Horses in the Undergraduate Equine Science Program at The University Of Queensland. In: National Association of Equine Affliated Academics 2011 Conference Proceedings. National Association of Equine Affliated Academics 2011 Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, (). 30-31 May 2011.

  • Cawdell-Smith, A.J., Todhunter. K.H., Anderson, S.T., Perkins, N.R. and Bryden, W.L. (2010). Caterpillars and equine fetal loss: An Australian perspective. In: 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction. 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction, Lexington, KY, U.S.A., (S349-S350). 26-30 July, 2010.

  • Barton, K. D., Foote, C. E., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T., Boston, R. C. and Bryden, W. L. (2010). Equine insulin dynamics and dietary protein. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010. 3rd Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, (34-34). 3-5 June 2010.

  • Dobbs, T. N., Foote, C. E., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T., Boston, R. C. and Bryden, W. L. (2010). Glucose and insulin dynamics in gestating mares and foals. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010. 3rd Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, (28-28). 3-5 June 2010.

  • Anderson, S. T., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Hohenhaus, M. A. and Bryden, W. L. (2010). Lactating multiparous mares have higher oestradiol 17-ß levels in early pregnancy than maiden mares. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010. 3rd Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, (27-27). 3-5 June 2010.

  • Hisham, M. N., Quigley, S. P., Anderson, S., Phillips, N. J., Loor, J. J. and D'Occhio, M. J. (2010). Liver gene expression in suckled and weaned beef cows. In: 7th Asian Reproductive Biotechnology Society Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (16-16). 8 - 10 November 2010.

  • Dobbs, T. N., Foote, C. E., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Anderson, S. T. and Bryden, W. L. (2010). The relationship between insulin status and OCD occurrence in thoroughbred yearlings. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010. 3rd Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, (36-36). 3-5 June 2010.

  • Shini, S., Filippich, L. J., Shini, A., Anderson, S.T. and Bryden, W. L. (2009). Oestrogen-treated chickens: An avian model to study inflammatory and immune characteristics of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases of humans. In: Abstracts from the 2nd European Congress of Immunology. 2nd European Congress of Immunology, Berlin, Germany, (S690-S691). September 13-16 2009. doi:10.1002/eji.200990286

  • Anderson, S. T., Nalliah, J. and Curlewis, J. D. (2001). Is prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) a hypophysiotrophic factor in the ewe?. In: C. Doberska, Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Fertility Annual Conference. Society for the Study of Fertility Annual Conference, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, (24-24). July.

  • Anderson, S. T., Nalliah, J. and Curlewis, J. D. (2001). Prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) and the control of prolactin secretion in the ewe. In: Editrice Kurtis, 5th European Congress of Endocrinology Abstract Book. 5th European Congress of Endocrinology, Turin, Italy, (459-459). 9-13 June 2001.

  • Bennett, C., Anderson, S. T., Kusters, D. H. L. and Curlewis, J. D. (2000). Distribution of prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) mRNA and effect on prolactin secretion in the ewe. In: Neuroendo 2000, Hormones on the Brain. Neuroendo 2000, Hormones On The Brain, Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, Australia, (x-x). 26 - 28 October, 2000.

  • Curlewis, J. D., Kusters, D. H. L., Pow, D. V. and Anderson, S. T. (2000). Does PACAP inhibit prolactin secretion via a direct effect on tida neurons?. In: 11th International Congress of Endocrinology. 11th International Congress of Endocrinology, Sydney, Australia, (410). 30th October - 2nd November, 2000.

  • Anderson, S. T., Grattan, D. R., Kusters, D. H. L. and Curlewis, J. D. (2000). Expression of prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) mRNA in the rat hypothalamus. In: Neuroendo 2000, Hormones on the Brain. Neuroendo 2000, Hormones On The Brain, Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, Australia, (x-x). 26 - 28 October, 2000.

  • Anderson, S. T., Grattan, D. R. and Curlewis, J. D. (1999). Distribution of prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) mRNA in the rat hypothalamus and medulla oblongata. In: Society For Neuroscience Abstracts. 29th Annual Meeting of the Society For Neuroscience, Miami, Florida, USA, (1183-1183). 23 - 28 October, 1999.

  • Anderson, S. T., Clarke, I. J. and Curlewis, J. D. (1999). Inhibition of catecholamine synthesis in the ventromedial hypothalamus blocks the oestrogen-induced LH surge in ewes. In: Cathie L. Coulter, Proceedings of the Endocrine Society of Australia. The 42nd Annual Meeting Of The Endocrine Society Of Australia, Melbourne, (75-75). 26 -29 Sep 1999.

  • Curlewis, J. D. and Anderson, S. T. (1999). Prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) in the ewe: cDNA sequence and distribution of mRNA. In: Society For Neuroscience Abstracts. 29th Annual Meeting of the Society For Neuroscience, Miami, Florida, USA, (1183-1183). 23 - 28 October, 1999.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Opportunity for either Master or PhD in animal nutrition area.