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Dr Reza Abdollahi PhD

Senior Lecturer in Poultry Production/Science

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

M. Reza Abdollahi graduated with Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees in Animal Science from Tehran University, Iran and subsequently a PhD degree in Poultry Nutrition from Massey University, New Zealand. Since his graduation in 1996, he has worked in various areas of livestock management. Since 2001, he has been working as a Nutritionist to a number of feed and feed additive companies in Iran. He was a research assistant from March 2008 to March 2012, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from March 2012 to March 2015 at the Poultry Research Unit, Massey University.

Based on his doctoral research, Dr. Abdollahi has been awarded three prestigious awards. First, the award for best postgraduate oral presentation at the 2009 Australian Poultry Science Symposium, held in Sydney, Second, the 2010 Alltech (USA) Young Scientist Award at the Postgraduate level, and third, the award for Excellent Scientific Oral Presentation at the 15th AAAP Animal Science Congress, held in Bangkok, 2012.

Reza is currently working as a Lecturer in Poultry Production/Science in Monogastric Research Centre, Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS), Massey University.

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Contact details

  • Ph: 3569099-85255
    Location: 2.53, AHA
    Campus: Turitea


  • Poultry Nutrition - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Poultry Nutrition, Feed Technology


Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Growth and Development (070202): Animal Nutrition (070204): Animal Production (070200)


Poultry nutrition- Feed technology-Feed evaluation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 7
Team Member 1 0

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Nipuna Perera - PhD
    Influence of feed processing and enzyme supplementation on performance, nutrient utilization and gut morphology of poultry fed barley-based diets

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