Trudy Sharp is a research officer within the Vertebrate Pest Research Unit (VPRU) based at NSW DPI’s Orange Agricultural Institute. She holds a PhD in wildlife management from the University of NSW and a science degree with first class honours in psychology from the University of New England. She has been working in the field of pest animal management since 2003 and conducts multidisciplinary research that applies knowledge, theories and methodologies from animal welfare science and the behavioural sciences to develop efficient and practical solutions to a range of complex, and often contentious, issues relating to the management of vertebrate pest animals.
Sharp, T. M., McLeod, S.R., Hine, D. W. & Bengsen, A. J. (2019). Understanding hunters’ attitudes toward pest animal management: a segmentation study of NSW public land hunters. A final report to the NSW DPI Game Licensing Unit as part of the larger project titled ‘Scientific Evaluation of Hunting in NSW’. NSW Department of Primary Industries, Orange NSW.
Hine, D. W., Sharp, T., & Driver, A. B. (2019). Using audience segmentation and targeted social marketing to improve landholder management of invasive animals. In P. Martin, T. Alter, D. W. Hine, & T. Howard (Eds.), Community-based control of invasive species. CSIRO, Clayton VIC.
Fanson, K.V., Best, E.C., Bunce, A., Fanson, B.G., Hogan, L.A., Keeley, T., Narayan, E.J., Palme, R., Parrott, M.L., Sharp, T. M., Skogvold, K., Tuthill, L., Webster, K. & Bashaw, M. (2017). One size does not fit all: monitoring faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in marsupials. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 244, 146-156.
Baker, S. E., Sharp, T. M., & Macdonald, D. W. (2016). Assessing animal welfare impacts in the management of European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), European moles (Talpa europaea) and carrion crows (Corvus corone). PLOS One, 11(1), e0146298.
Sharp, T. M. & McLeod, S. R. (2016). Kangaroo harvesters and the euthanasia of orphaned young-at-foot: applying the theory of planned behaviour to an animal welfare issue. Animal Welfare, 25, 39-54.