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Dr Sara Burgess PhD, MSc

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Veterinary Science


Contact details

  • Ph: ext 85146
    Location: 1.23, Hopkirk
    Campus: Turitea


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2016)
  • Master of Science - Massey University (2006)

Prizes and Awards

  • New Zealand - China Emerging Researcher Fellowship - New Zealand - China Food Protection Network (2018)
  • Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award - Fulbright New Zealand (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Thermophillic bacilli

Antimicrobial resistance



Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000): Infectious Agents (060502): Microbial Genetics (060503): Microbiology (060500)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 9
Team Member 0 2

Research Outputs


Lindsay, D., Burgess, S., & Flint, SH. (2013). Misinterpretations in the article: A survey on occurrence of thermophilic bacilli in commercial milk powders in China by Yuan et al., Food Control 25 (2012) 752-757. Food Control. 31(2), 617-618
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Rose Collis - Doctor of Philosophy
    Metagenomic analysis and.culture-based. methods to examine prevalence and distribution of antibiotic resistance genes on dairy farms

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Leah Toombs-Ruane - Doctor of Philosophy
    Is the family pet a risk for multidrug resistant infections?

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