Fiona completed her Ph.D. from The University of Edinburgh and SRUC in 2009 in dairy cow feeding behaviour. She then went on to do a 2-year postdoc at the Prairie Swine Centre in Canada, specialising in sow housing. Fiona is particularly interested in how we can optimise the housing design of farm animals to improve animal welfare. Since 2011, Fiona has been living with her family in Yucatan, Mexico, and has continued to work remotely for the Prairie Swine Centre, and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) of Canada. Most recently, Fiona has started working remotely as a Research Fellow for the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the University of Edinburgh investigating the priority animal welfare issues in the U.K.
- PhD Animal Behaviour and Welfare (2005-2009) University of Edinburgh
- MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare (2003-2004) University of Edinburgh
- BSc (Hons) Zoology (1999-2003) University of Glasgow