Senior ResearcherAnimal Behaviour and WelfareAnimal and Veterinary Science
I specialise in pigs, but have a more general background in all aspects of animal welfare and behaviour. My research interests include:
Engagement with key stakeholders in industry in order to translate science into practice and support welfare changes at the farm level is an important aspect of my work. As well as traditional consultations with those in the supply chain I have developed a web-based platform (www.freefarrowing.org) to support uptake of high welfare farrowing and lactation systems. I am a member of SRUC’s pig strategy group and externally I sit on the RSPCA’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Board for pig standards.
I lecture to postgraduate students on the Early Life module on the MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare specifically housing and husbandry of pregnant and lactating livestock. I give similar lectures for the on-line MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law and EU-funded “Better Training for Safer Food”-Training courses on Animal welfare in pig production. I also co-organise the dissertation part of the MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
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Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
Telephone: 0131 651 9354
Fax: 0131 535 3121