I am a research technician working mainly on welfare and behaviour trials, covering all species of farm animals and poultry. Some research projects I have worked on are: EU FP7: AWIN Project (several European collaborators) = Developing welfare assessment protocols for sheep, Assessing the impact of maternal handling in pregnancy on stress responsiveness and behavioural development in lambs and kids, Scottish Government: SPASE = Identifying the risks and quantifying the impacts of exposure to aversive early life events for livestock productivity, Defra Gamebird Welfare = Study to provide scientific evidence on whether cage-based breeding for pheasants and partridges can fully meet birds’ needs, and if not to identify best practice for improving the breeding environment for gamebirds.


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