Kristy DiGiacomo

Senior Lecturer
The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I graduated with a Bachelor of Animal Science and Management (honours) and a PhD from The University of Melbourne. I am now a senior lecturer in production animal nutrition and physiology at The University of Melbourne and a Veski sustainable agriculture fellow. As a passionate animal scientist, my research focuses on improving animal production in a sustainable manner. With research spanning the bioconversion of waste food into animal feed via insects; to understanding the mechanisms driving responses to nutritional supplements in production animals; I am versed in a broad range of areas. I believe that collaboration is key to meaningful research outcomes and endeavour to network in all elements of my work. I am an enthusiastic teacher who encourages the next generation to pursue knowledge. At home, I love to entertain, especially if it involves food; and enjoy spending time reading in the sun with my dog.