Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Animal Behaviour and Welfare
I am specialised in cognitive psychology with a main focus on perception. My work also concerns developmental, educational and social psychology. My research interests primarily lie in:
Related to a wide range of topics including new technologies, foods, health, agriculture and the environment.
I am currently working in the field of Anthrozoology investigating human-animal relationships from different perspectives utilising a wide range of methodologies. Most of my research is conducted in an interdisciplinary setting collaborating with a variety of scientists including Alistair Lawrence, Francoise Wemelsfelder and Fritha Langford (SRUC), Sarah Brown (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh), Jo Williams (Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh), and Candace Currie (University of St Andrews).
I am teaching research methods and communication for ‘MSc international Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law’ and the ‘MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare’. I am the course organiser of the Anthrozoology course within the Master ‘Clinical Animal Behaviour’ and I teach a variety of modules with this course including research and methodologies, human factors and behaviour change, and various aspects of human animal interaction.
Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
Telephone: 0131 651 9361