Martin Sillence has 30 years experience in research, with 20 years experience in research training and research management. He is an active researcher in the fields of veterinary and animal science, with three recent projects concerning laminitis, the pharmacokinetics of equine medications and metabolic syndrome funded for a total of $1.3 million. Martin has held four provisional patents and produced more than 80 refereed publications. One of his papers concerning equine laminitis has achieved a higher citation rate than any paper on this topic published in the past 15 years.
With a chief interest in animal endocrinology, growth and metabolism, Martin also has some experience in veterinary pharmacology, physiology, immunology, chemistry, forensic science, animal behaviour and animal nutrition. Martin has served as a research consultant to major animal health companies.
In his current role as Discipline Leader for Bioscience in the School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences (2012), Martin is responsible for increasing research capacity, overseeing course developments and improving industry engagement within the biological sciences at QUT.