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Dr Javier Roca Fraga MSc, PGDipSc, PhD

Senior Research - Data Manager

School of Agriculture and Environment

Javier completed his PhD in 2017 and is currently the Senior Research Data Manager for the Whenua Haumanu programme. His role involves developing and implementing systems, procedures, and policies for efficient data management, as well as providing support and guidance to colleagues and students on data-related tasks. He is particularly interested in using meta-analytic tools for research synthesis, which allows for comprehensive and robust analyses of combined study data, driving more informed and impactful research outcomes.



  • Master of Science with Distinction - Massey University (2013)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science with Distinction in Animal Science - Massey University (2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests


Animal production

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Growth and Development (070202): Animal Nutrition (070204): Animal Production (070200): Crop and Pasture Production (070300)



Research Outputs


Gibson, MJ., Roca Fraga, FJ., Bolwell, CF., Gee, EK., & Rogers, CW. (2022). Race-Level Reporting of Incidents during Two Seasons (2015/16 to 2016/17) of Harness Racing in New Zealand. Animals. 12(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Gee, E., Roca Fraga, F., Rogers, C.
Chin, YY., Roca Fraga, FJ., Back, PJ., Gee, EK., & Rogers, CW. (2020). The dynamics of energy supply and demand of foaling mares managed at pasture: A deterministic modelling approach. Animal Production Science. 60(18), 2122-2130
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Chin, Y., Gee, E., Roca Fraga, F., Rogers, C.
Kenyon, PR., Roca Fraga, FJ., Blumer, S., & Thompson, AN. (2019). Triplet lambs and their dams–a review of current knowledge and management systems. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 62(4), 399-437
[Journal article]Authored by: Kenyon, P., Roca Fraga, F.
Roca Fraga, FJ., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Blair, HT., & Kenyon, PR. (2018). Meta-analysis of lamb birth weight as influenced by pregnancy nutrition of multiparous ewes. Journal of Animal Science. 96(5), 1962-1977
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Roca Fraga, F.


Roca Fraga, FJ., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., & Hickson, RE. (2018). Intake of milk and pasture and growth rate of calves reared by cows with high or low potential for milk production. Animal Production Science. Vol. 58 (pp. 523 - 529).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Martin, N., Morris, S., Roca Fraga, F.
Roca Fraga, FJ., Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, P., & Morris, ST. (2013). Lactational performance of straighbred Angus cows and three Angus-dairy-cross genotypes. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. (pp. 142 - 146).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S., Roca Fraga, F.