2010 - PhD Reproductive Biology, University of Sydney
2006 - BSc Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, University of Sydney
Dr Leahy is an experienced biologist in the field of animal reproduction and cellular biology. After completing her PhD, she subsequently held research fellowship positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney. She has more than 13 years of experience in conducting field studies, supervising students, and publishing work in international, high-impact journals. Dr Leahy is an expert in the use of assisted reproductive techniques to improve reproductive performance in the animal industries and the biochemical and cellular events that underlie successful reproduction.
Dr Leahy has published more than 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts,13 as first author, in journals including Reproduction, Biology of Reproduction, Scientific Reports, and Proteomics. She has been a visiting scholar at multiple European universities and institutions (INRA, France; Utrecht University, the Netherlands; University of Zaragoza, Spain; Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Germany) and has been invited to present her research findings at prestigious national and international conferences (Society of Reproductive Biology, Australia; European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction Conference, Italy; International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Canada).
Editing and Reviewing Experience
Dr Leahy has extensive experience editing manuscripts for students and colleagues. She also conducted yearly courses for her honor and PhD students on how to write and how to conduct peer review. She has provided peer-review services for over 15 journals including Molecular Human Reproduction, Cell and Tissue Research, Biology of Reproduction, and Animal Reproduction Science. Dr Leahy joined Edanz Group as an editor in 2019.
Dr Leahy has written a book chapter on the use of reproductive techniques in the sheep industry and has published a magazine article detailing the importance of artificial insemination to the dairy industry.