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Dr Samantha Franklin

Samantha Franklin
  • Location: Australia
  • Year of Fellowship: 2022
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Clinical practice

Field of work

Universities and colleges

Areas of special interest

  • Equine sports medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Cardiology

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology, School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide.
  • Head of Department, Equine, School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide.


After graduating from the University of Bristol in 1995, Sam spent time in mixed practice in the UK before returning to Bristol to undertake a PhD. Following completion of her PhD, she remained at the University of Bristol as a lecturer in equine exercise physiology and ran the Equine Sports Medicine Centre. She moved to the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2010 during the start-up of the new veterinary school.

Sam is currently Associate Professor in Veterinary Physiology and Head of the Equine Department at the University of Adelaide. She combines teaching, clinical work and research, with a focus on cardio-respiratory causes of poor performance in equine athletes.
Sam is internationally renowned for her pioneering work on the development of overground endoscopy and has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals.

Sam is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine), an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Medicine (Sports Medicine) and a founding member of the Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She is currently the Chair of the International Committee for the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP).

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