- Associate Academic (School of Veterinary Medicine)
- Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
R344 Level 3
Institute of BAH&CM
Glasgow G61 1QH
I am interested in the integration of behavioural, physiological and neurophysiological techniques to investigate animal welfare issues, primarily those related to modern poultry production. Ongoing fundamental interests include avian sensory physiology and my work in this area provided the first detailed description of neuronal activity in the avian olfactory system (Brain Research, 2002, 929:48-58; Brain Research, 2002, 953: 101-111) and extensively characterised the properties of nociceptors in the avian nasal and oral epithelia (Brain Research Reviews, 2004, 46: 146-154). In related projects I am investigating avian pain, humane slaughter and the welfare implications of production-related conditions. My recent educational research interest in teaching and assessing ethical reasoning in veterinary students reflects my role as BVA Animal Welfare Foundation Lecturer.