Validating refinements to laboratory animal housing
Since joining Newcastle University I have been involved in further research improving the welfare of laboratory and companion animal species.I undertook a degree in Zoology at the University of Southampton in 1992, which lead to an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare at the the University of Edinburgh in 1995.During this time I developed an interest in animal welfare and behaviour.This initially lead me into research investigating the welfare of captive elephants in the UK.
Subsequently, I undertook a Ph D in Laboratory Animal Welfare at the University of Birmingham which included research into euthanasia, husbandry and housing of laboratory animals.
Developing methods for assessing and alleviating post-procedure pain and distress in a range of animal species, including rodents, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep and primates.
Validating refinements to laboratory animal housing comments