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Dr. Susan Gibson-Kueh

Dr. Susan Gibson-Kueh

Dr. Susan Gibson-Kueh

Senior Research Fellow, Aquaculture


  • Member, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Medicine and Management of Aquaculture Species) by examination, 2016
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Fish Pathology), Murdoch University, 2007-2012
  • Masters of Science (Aquatic Veterinary Studies), University of Stirling, 2000-2001
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, 1986-1990


Dr Susan Gibson-Kueh has extensive experience in aquatic animal health from roles in government and academia. Her research is based on an in-depth understanding of the Asian aquaculture industry. Dr Kueh’s expertise in diagnostic fish pathology encompasses both finfish (marine and freshwater, food and ornamental species) and shellfish (shrimps, oysters, mussels, abalone), and the study of complex diseases in valuable food fish species.

Areas of expertise

  • Diagnostic pathology, parasitology, bacteriology, virology, molecular biology and epidemiology
  • Extensive knowledge of warm water aquaculture species; particularly diseases of Asian seabass or barramundi


Research Interests

Dr Kueh was the first researcher to understand the causative agent of scale-drop in barramundi and has a strong interest to continue to study this disease, along with other diseases like big belly disease, so that sustainable approaches can be developed for barramundi aquaculture.

She has special interests in development of sustainable livelihoods based on aquaculture in remote communities in South-East Asia.