Dr. Kate FLAY

BVSc (with distinction), PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Room 304, 3/F, Block 1B, To Yuen Building
Tel. no.:+852 3442-5610
Email: kateflay@cityu.edu.hk
Web: CityU Scholars
Dr. Kate Flay


Dr. Kate Flay joined City University of Hong Kong in July 2020 as an Assistant Professor in Production Animal Health.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with distinction from Massey University in New Zealand, she entered rural veterinary practice and worked with a range of production livestock and companion animal species. Following this, Kate returned to Massey University in 2015 as a Lecturer in Pastoral Livestock Health in the School of Veterinary Sciences. At this time, she also completed her PhD, focused on wastage and productivity of commercial ewes. During her time at Massey Kate was also involved with the wider veterinary industry, serving on the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Committee and the Continuing Professional Development Advisory Group.

Research Interest

Dr. Flay's research is focused on productivity, management, behaviour and welfare of large animals. She has a particular interest in wastage of livestock, including risk factors associated with wastage and practical strategies farmers can implement to reduce wastage within their systems. Kate's clinical veterinary background led to an interest in disease; including monitoring of disease within animal populations, risk factors for disease, consequences of disease, management options and preventative health. She is also interested in the attitudes of people towards animals, animal management, and welfare.

Dr. Flay welcomes applications from highly motivated and talented PhD students, research assistants, and postdoctoral fellows who are keen to pursue projects matching her research interests. Interested candidates, please contact Kate kateflay@cityu.edu.hk with a cover letter and a brief two-page CV.