Dr Helio Lima Neto
Postdoctoral Researcher

1) Background

Dr. Helio Rezende Lima Neto has conducted research at Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) and Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), both in the southeast of Brazil and  at Newcastle University  (UK). He has experience in animal production systems, animal nutrition (evaluation of alternative feedstuff for ruminants) and sustainable agriculture. Helio was an Adjunct Lecturer of Ruminant Production and Animal Climatology at Fead University where he also supervised students in sustainable agriculture related projects. Dr. Lima Neto is based at Newcastle University since 2007 when he started his PhD.

 2) Qualifications

PhD in Animal Science ( Newcastle University) 2012; MSc in Animal Production (Federal University of Minas Gerais) 2007 and BSc in Animal Science (Federal University of Lavras) in 2005.

3) Previous Positions

 Adjunct Professor of Ruminant Production and Animal Climatology at Fead University- Brazil

4) Honours and Awards

2012 - Cnpq Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 

2010 - Certificate of Distinction - Newcastle University

2010 - Sir Kenneth Blaxter Award, British Society of Animal Science

2009 - Newcastle University Agricultural Society Award, Newcastle University 

2007 - Capes PhD Scholarship (Brazil)

5) Memberships

British Society of Animal Science

Brazilian Society of Animal Science 

6) Languages

Portuguese (Mother Language)

Spanish and English 

7) Personal Interests 

Hiking; Tennis

Undergraduate Level 

ACE 1011  Applied Animal Physiology

ACE 1023 Introduction to Information technology 

ACE 2031 Animal Parasitology 


Postgraduate Level  

Ace 8022: Quantitative Techniques, Experimental Design and Data Analysis (D)


Research Interests

Animal Production Systems

Animal Nutrition/Feeding Systems

Livestock Breeds and Genetics

In vitro studies of animal feedstuff

Organic Farming/Sustainable Agriculture