Dr Ellie Wigham

  • Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)
  • Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413307310
email: Ellie.Wigham@glasgow.ac.uk

Veterinary Biosciences, Jarrett Building, G61 1BD

Biography

I graduated from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 2015 having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology. My first-year post graduation was spent in the North Island of New Zealand working for the Ministry of Primary Industries. I conducted a variety of government veterinary work, however, was primarily based in a lamb slaughter and export facility working as an Official Veterinarian. I returned to the UK in 2016 to embark on a PhD at the University of Bristol, in which I explored the impacts of animal welfare training on the slaughter industry. 

My main research interests include animal welfare at slaughter, human/animal interactions in the abattoir and technological enhancements for animal welfare monitoring and improvement in the meat industry.

I am currently a resident of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine in the Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law speciality stream.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2021

Contadini, F., Mateus, A., Yusta, N. , Dadios, N. and Wigham, E. (2021) Academic-Industry Partnership for the Development and Implementation of a Novel Virtual Slaughterhouse Teaching Tool. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021.

2020

McMahon, S. and Wigham, E. (2020) ‘All Ears’: a questionnaire of 1516 owner perceptions of the mental abilities of pet rabbits, subsequent resource provision, and the effect on welfare. Animals, 10(10), 1730. (doi: 10.3390/ani10101730)

Wigham, E.E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S. and Butterworth, A. (2020) Gender and job characteristics of slaughter industry personnel influence their attitudes to animal welfare. Animal Welfare, 29(3), pp. 313-322. (doi: 10.7120/09627286.29.3.313)

2019

Wigham, E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S. and Butterworth, A. (2019) The influence of welfare training on bird welfare and carcass quality in two commercial poultry primary processing plants. Animals, 9(8), 584. (doi: 10.3390/ani9080584) (PMID:31434301) (PMCID:PMC6719098)

2018

Wigham, E. E., Butterworth, A. and Wotton, S. (2018) Assessing cattle welfare at slaughter – why is it important and what challenges are faced? Meat Science, 145, pp. 171-177. (doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.06.010) (PMID:29982070)

Wigham, E., Butterworth, A. and Grist, A. (2018) Attitudes of Slaughter Industry Personnel Towards Animal Welfare. European Veterinary Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare, Berlin, Germany, 27-29 Sep 2018.

2017

Wigham, E. E., Moxon, R. S., England, G. C.W., Wood, J. L.N. and Morters, M. K. (2017) Seasonality in oestrus and litter size in an assistance dog breeding colony in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Record, 181(14), 371. (doi: 10.1136/vr.104217) (PMID:28866610) (PMCID:PMC5738589)

Wigham, E., Butterworth, A. and Wotton, S. (2017) Development of a Novel Welfare Assessment Protocol for Use in Cattle Slaughterhouses. 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting, Samorin, Slovakia, 14-16 Sep 2017.

Wigham, E., Wotton, S., Grist, A. and Butterworth, A. (2017) The Challenge of Assessing Welfare in Abattoirs. UFAW International Symposium 2017: Measuring Animal Welfare and Applying Scientific Advances - Why is it still so difficult?, Surrey, UK, 27-29 Jun 2017.

This list was generated on Tue Sep 21 21:51:44 2021 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

McMahon, S. and Wigham, E. (2020) ‘All Ears’: a questionnaire of 1516 owner perceptions of the mental abilities of pet rabbits, subsequent resource provision, and the effect on welfare. Animals, 10(10), 1730. (doi: 10.3390/ani10101730)

Wigham, E.E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S. and Butterworth, A. (2020) Gender and job characteristics of slaughter industry personnel influence their attitudes to animal welfare. Animal Welfare, 29(3), pp. 313-322. (doi: 10.7120/09627286.29.3.313)

Wigham, E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S. and Butterworth, A. (2019) The influence of welfare training on bird welfare and carcass quality in two commercial poultry primary processing plants. Animals, 9(8), 584. (doi: 10.3390/ani9080584) (PMID:31434301) (PMCID:PMC6719098)

Wigham, E. E., Butterworth, A. and Wotton, S. (2018) Assessing cattle welfare at slaughter – why is it important and what challenges are faced? Meat Science, 145, pp. 171-177. (doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.06.010) (PMID:29982070)

Wigham, E. E., Moxon, R. S., England, G. C.W., Wood, J. L.N. and Morters, M. K. (2017) Seasonality in oestrus and litter size in an assistance dog breeding colony in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Record, 181(14), 371. (doi: 10.1136/vr.104217) (PMID:28866610) (PMCID:PMC5738589)

Conference or Workshop Item

Contadini, F., Mateus, A., Yusta, N. , Dadios, N. and Wigham, E. (2021) Academic-Industry Partnership for the Development and Implementation of a Novel Virtual Slaughterhouse Teaching Tool. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021.

Wigham, E., Butterworth, A. and Grist, A. (2018) Attitudes of Slaughter Industry Personnel Towards Animal Welfare. European Veterinary Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare, Berlin, Germany, 27-29 Sep 2018.

Wigham, E., Butterworth, A. and Wotton, S. (2017) Development of a Novel Welfare Assessment Protocol for Use in Cattle Slaughterhouses. 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting, Samorin, Slovakia, 14-16 Sep 2017.

Wigham, E., Wotton, S., Grist, A. and Butterworth, A. (2017) The Challenge of Assessing Welfare in Abattoirs. UFAW International Symposium 2017: Measuring Animal Welfare and Applying Scientific Advances - Why is it still so difficult?, Surrey, UK, 27-29 Jun 2017.

This list was generated on Tue Sep 21 21:51:44 2021 BST.