Kathryn Egerton-Warburton

Research interests

  • Wool production
  • Wool metrology
  • Extension and adoption


Kathryn commenced as a Development Officer in the Extensive Livestock Industries Unit located at the Orange Agricultural Institute in April 2017. She is currently the Project Leader for the Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) Project site at the NSW DPI Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, a partnership between NSW DPI, Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) and Macquarie Sire Evaluation Association Inc.  Kathryn also had a key leadership role in the Merino Bloodline Performance project, a co-investment with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

Before commencing with NSW DPI, Kathryn has previously worked in the tertiary education sector delivering agricultural and livestock management courses in Western Australia; and in development and extension for the Department of Agriculture in WA.


  • 1995 PhD, University of NSW
  • 1991 BSc (Wool & Pastoral Science), University of NSW
    • Design, delivery and evaluation of industry training programs across a range of clients from sheep producers to service delivery staff
    • Application of critical and creative thinking to problem solving in agribusiness and program delivery
    • Facilitation of groups
    • Creating a values-based culture where people develop respect for one another and build professional relationships

Current projects

  • Merino Lifetime Productivity
  • Merino Bloodline Performance

Recent Publications

Please refer to Dr Egerton-Warburton’s Researchgate page.

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6391 3954
Location: Orange Agricultural Institute