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Meet the Academic Staff

Delta’s teaching staff includes renowned Veterinary Behaviourist and highly experienced and passionate lecturers.



Dr Gaille Perry

BVSc, MACVSc (Animal Behaviour), PhD, DipEd, BEdSt, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, CMAVA leading Veterinary Behaviourist.

Gaille Perry

A UQ graduate, Gaille worked in mixed practice for 10 years, as well as breeding, training and showing. She returned to university in 1982 to complete a DipEd then a BEdSt in 1983. Her lifelong interest in behaviour led to a membership of the College of Veterinary Scientists in 1993 and a PhD in behaviour in 1999. Gaille recently retired from her role of 26 years as principal teacher at Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, and she consults at Sydney Animal Behaviour Service, to the RSPCA nationally and in QLD, and to the QLD Government. Gaille was the inaugural secretary for the Behaviour Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and of the Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group. She regularly speaks at local, national and international behaviour conferences.




Kerrie Haynes-Lovell

Cert IV in Captive Animals, Cert III in Companion Animal Services, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and renowned animal trainer.

Kerrie Haynes-Lovell

After leaving school, Kerrie worked as a vet nurse before moving in to the exotic animal world at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. An interest in conditioning led her to broaden her skills in training and Kerrie moved her family to Queensland to work at Sea World. During her 17 years at Sea World, Kerrie was associated with all aspects of animal care, rescue and rehabilitation, and training. She held positions as a Senior Trainer, Assistant Curator, Rescue Team Member, and Supervisor of Polar bears. Kerrie has held executive positions in professional associations related to animal care and training and she regularly consults for local, national and international zoological facilities and dog training groups. She has taught the Certificate III in Captive Animals (zoo keeping) for 10 years in both Queensland and NSW.



Derell Sayer

Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Delta Institute Accredited Professional Dog Trainer

Derell Sayer

Derell completed the Delta Certificate IV course in 2001. She enjoyed the course immensely and found a new passion in life as a result. She is now a Lecturer and Assessor with the Delta team. Derell also runs “G.E.M. Dog Training” in country NSW.

Derell is a member of the Delta institute and the APDTA.








Brooke Foy

Ass. Dip. Soc Sci (residential care), Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (CGC™), Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Delta Institute Accredited Professional Dog Trainer

Brooke Foy (new photos)Brooke has been involved with Delta since 2008 – first as volunteer in our therapy dogs program, and then as a student in the Certificate IV course. She is the owner and Managing Director of The Positive Pet Project (formerly IntaDOGZ Dog Training) and a highly qualified trainer who is passionate about assisting people to create and enhance their bond with their pets.

Not only does Brooke bring a lifetime of experience training animals, a 20-year career as a social worker means that Brooke can relate to humans as well as she can relate to their pets – which is the key to the success of her pet training business and also what makes her a valued trainer in our program.

In addition to dog training, Brooke has worked with exotic animals in behaviour enrichment and training husbandry behaviours and has spent many years working with local animal rescue organisations training volunteers and developing and implementing training programs for the animals in their care.

Brooke is a member of the Delta Institute and the APDTA.