Bruce McGregor is an animal scientist with international standing in his fields of animal production science. His voluntary community environmental work has been acknowledged with a Centenary of Federation Medal.
Bruce works at Deakin University, undertaking research into improving the nutritional management, animal health and product quality associated with mohair, alpaca, cashmere and wool. He is the author of over 450 research, technical and advisory publications and an Associate Editor of the international journal Small Ruminant Research. His interests in geography, history and biodiversity have led him to visit many traditional animal production systems across the globe.
Growing up in rural Victoria instilled in Bruce a love of nature and addiction to Aussie Rules football. He has been involved with many community environmental groups but particularly environmental restoration and protection of the Merri Creek catchment in Melbourne. Bruce is a long-term supporter of Oxfam, Bush Heritage Australia and other philanthropic causes.
In Intelligence Squared's first debate of 2012, six expert speakers argue compellingly for and against eating meat.