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Experimental ManagerAnimal Behaviour and WelfareAnimal and Veterinary Sciences
I have a particular interest in non invasive means of data collection such as the use of ultrasound in foetal development and sensors to monitor welfare. I am especially interested the role new technologies can bring to research.I have also developed an interest in all things relating to maternal behaviour and neonatal development. I am focussed on improving the efficiency of data collection as well as promoting high standards of data management.I routinely help develop and advance novel and practical methods of data collection. I aim to keep up to date with current technology and cultivate its use to fit research needs, refining data recording efficiency and accuracy.I am currently involved in providing technical assistance and experimental management on a variety projects including the development of welfare indicators, pig aggression, investigating positive welfare, welfare studies of harm and the role of maternal care on positive welfare.
I assist teaching students from the MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh on the use of The Observer software and help them develop their MSc dissertation projects.
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