Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Dog Behaviour Centre (Brian Labs)
University of Glasgow
Research title: Environmental enrichment to improve welfare of animals in a rescue centre
My current research focus is evaluating auditory enrichment for domestic dogs, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of action and categorical perception. My wider interest is the quantification of effect of enrichment paradigms, primarily the use of heart rate variability in a range of species, but also looking at the wider question of emotional valence.
2018 - International Society for Equitation Science, student research grant (£750)
Music for Captive Animals. Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour auditory enrichment workshop 2021.
Sex differentiated neural processing predicts response to auditory enrichment in domestic dogs. International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) UK/Ireland Regional Meeting 2020
Spontaneous blink rate as a measure of equine stress. International Society for Equitation Science 14th International Conference 2018
The unshod horse: A competitive disadvantage in dressage? International Society for Equitation Science 10th International Conference 2014
The use of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as a measure of arousal in domestic dogs. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare 2020 Conference
Heart rate variability (HRV) in horses, validation of equipment and methods. International Society for Equitation Science 17th International Conference 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Veterinary Medicine
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy