Animal Welfare Student Scholarships

Some Recent Projects

2018

  • Natalie Maxwell "Assessing chronic stress in dogs (Canis familiaris) in south Korea under differing husbandry conditions" under the supervision of Neil Evans, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Aileen MacLellan "Are "depression-like" responses in mice really depression?" under the supervision of Georgia Mason, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Uri Baqueiro Espinosa "Developing protocols for assessing the behavioural and welfare impacts of commercial dog breeding" under the supervision of Gareth Arnott,  Queens University of Belfast, UK
  • Theresia Bischof  "Warm versus cold-how to increase the piglets' use of the creep area?" under the supervision of  Sara Hintze, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Freija Maulbetsch "Chilled or bored?  Inactivity in fattening cattle" under the supervision of  Sara Hintze,  University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Adele Aynsley  "Cognitive testing as a means to investigate depression in horses" under the supervision of Sebastian McBride, Aberystwyth University, UK
  • Hannah Hussain "Health and Welfare of Ageing Tigers in Zoological Collections" under the supervision of  David Williams,  University of Cambridge, UK
  • Christina Long "Scared, depressed or just content?: a pilot study on the welfare of captive Pallas's cats" under the supervision of  Maria Diez Leon, Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Nicola Regan "Exploring the relationship between anti-epileptic drug use, food-motivation and obesity in dogs with epilepsy" under the supervision of  Rowena Packer,  University of Liverpool, UK
  • Emily Hendry "Footpad dermatitis in broilers: insights from infrared thermography ?" under the supervision of Dorothy McKeegan, University of Glasgow, UK

2017

  • Eva Read “How feed restricted are dry sows?” under the supervision of Rick D'Eath, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Katie Lihou “Using natural brooding patterns to develop intermittent lighting schedules for commercial chicks” under the supervision of Jo Edgar, University of Bristol, UK
  • Alexander Davies “Measuring chronic stress in canine epilepsy” Rowena Packer, Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Iona Charlton “Compare Colombian cattle welfare in an silvopastoral system with a pasture-only based system” under the supervision of David Williams, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Helen Inzani “Behavioural evaluation of the welfare in wild birds caught for ringing” under the supervision of David Williams, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Gabrielle Lindley “Identifying Risk Factors for Obesity in Companion Animals using SAVSNET in order to improve their health and welfare” under the supervision of Alan Radford, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Reanne McDonald “Testing effects of static of varying enrichment on dairy calves” under the supervision of Rebecca Meagher, University of Reading, UK
  • Janica Niva “What is most enriching about learning for captive primates: Novelty and challenge or achievement and control?” under the supervision of Christine Caldwell, University of Stirling, UK
  • Martha Sahota “Behavioural Responses of Primiparous and Multiparous Dairy Cows at Calf Separation” under the supervision of Rosie Godfrey, Oxford Brooke University/Solihull College & University Centre, UK
  • Mary Swift “The effect of enrichment on time spent displaying sterotypic behaviours in captive chimpanzees in a zoo Kumas, Ghana” under the supervision of Magdalena Svensson, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Petra Briene “Clarifying the links between skin lesions, aggression and lameness in breeding sows” Frank Tuyttens, Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Eric de Andrade Culhari   “Impact of photovoltaic canopy shade on animal welfare and energy efficiency in a tropical environmente” under the supervision of Alex Sandro Campos Maia, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
  • Lydia Inglis “The effectiveness of Meloxicam in mitigating pain in response to mulesing” under the supervision of Andrew Thompson, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Cäcilia Wimmler “Intensively kept but still high welfare state ? - Evaluation of a new Austrian pig welfare initiative” under the supervision of Christine Leeb, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Chelsie Bailey “Lameness in sheep - the hidden welfare issue” under the supervision of Steve Wootton, University of Bristol, UK

2016

  • Chelsie Bailey ‘Development of an imprinted maternal stimulus to improve welfare in domestic chicks’,
    under the supervision of Dr Jo Edgar, University of Bristol, UK
  • Caroline Krall ‘A novel technique to assess post-operative pain in laboratory New Zealand white rabbits
    using infra-red thermal imaging following orchidectomy (castration)’, under the supervision of Dr
    Chistoph Blau, Newcastle University, UK
  • Kirsty-Marie Moran ‘Validating behavioural measures of anxiety: an investigation into the relationship
    between scratching and other displacement behaviours’, under the supervision of Dr Eoin O’Sullivan,
    University of Stirling, UK
  • Martin Pearson ’Impact of visitors on Morelet’s Tree Frog in a public aquarium’, under the supervision
    of Dr Tessa Smith, University of Chester, UK
  • Lisa Waddell ‘Emotional contagion in laboratory rats’, under the supervision of Dr Gillian Brown,
    University of St Andrews, UK
  • Francisca Pilar Barlupo Henriquez ‘Influence of environmental enrichment on the use of outdoor
    range area and reduction of mortality and feather pecking in free range laying hens in Chile’, under the
    supervision of Dr Beatriz Zapata, Universidad Major, Chile.

2015

  • Harry Appelby (Writtle College) ‘Evaluation of oestrone sulphate as a pre-hatch indicator of sex in ISA Warren poultry’ under the supervision of Dr Angela Murphy-Thomas, Writtle College
  • Holly Asquith-Barnes (The Royal Veterinary College) ‘Assessing the effectiveness of thermal imaging in the identification of arthritic conditions in non-human primates - A tool for improving welfare’, under the supervision of Dr Troy Gibson, The Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Alice Barrett (The Royal Veterinary College) ‘Effect of visitor number and noise level on the behaviour of zoo-housed Sulawesi crested macaques(Macaca nigra)’ under the supervision of Dr Charlotte Burn, The Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Carley Betts (University of Bristol) ‘Do hens prefer signalled or unsignalled food rewards?’ under the supervision of Dr Liz Paul, University of Bristol
  • Harriet Davies (University of Cambridge) ‘Developing methods to assess positive emotions in cattle’ under the supervision of Dr Gareth Pearce, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jonathon Elgie (University of Glasgow) ‘An investigation into the methods available for the determination of foetal age’, under the supervision of Ms Yusta Noelia, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Edward Fullick (The Royal Veterinary College) ‘The incidence of lead shot in carcasses of game birds and the impact this has on their welfare’, under the supervision of Dr Troy Gibson The Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Eleanor Greenway (Bangor University) ‘Investigation in food preference and welfare of captive Thornback Rays’, under the supervision of Dr Gavan Cooke, Bangor University, UK
  • Sammy Kay (University of Lincoln) ‘Development of bTB assay for complex biological samples’ under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Cooper, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Alison McGann (University of Glasgow) ‘A pilot study to develop behavioural monitoring protocols for post-partum dairy heifers and neonatal calves on a commercial farm’, under the supervision of Miss Nicola Gladden, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Hayley Reeve (University of St Andrews) ‘Do rats have empathy?’ under the supervision of Dr Eric Bowman, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Helena Stokes (The Royal Veterinary College) ‘Nocturnal behaviour in orphan juvenile Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in a rehabilitation centre in Sri Lanka’, under the supervision of Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher, The Royal Veterinary College, UK and Dr Vijitha Perera, Department of Wildlife, Elephant Transit Home, Sri Lanka
  • Chantal Villeneuve (The Royal Veterinary College) ‘Do domestic chickens show inequity aversion?’ under the supervision of Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe, The Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Jack Wooton (University of Chester) ‘Reducing negative effects of tank surface impacts in captive male guppies (Poecilia reticulata)’, under the supervision of Dr Charlotte Hosie, University of Chester, UK
  • Jessica Anderson (Western University of Health Sciences) ‘Assessment of non-contact infrared thermometer measurement sites in birds’, under the supervision of Dr Jose Peralta, Western University of Health Sciences, USA
  • Jorge Ferreira (University of Porto) ‘Anaesthetic aversion in zebrafish’under the supervision of Dr Ana Maria Valentim, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Daniela Haager (University of Natural Resources and Life Science)‘Validation of hock lesions as a welfare indicator in dairy cows - A macroscopic, thermographic and histological study’, under the supervision of Prof Christopher Winckler, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Austria
  • Florian Mayer (University of Natural Resources and Life Science)‘Behavioural and physiological reaction of sows to temporal crating prior to or after parturition’, under the supervision of Dr Christine Leeb, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

2014

  • Aurora Martinez Aguilera: ‘Proposal of a model humane management of alpacas (Vicugna pacos) raised in central and south of Chile’, under the supervision of Dr Beatriz Zapata, Veterinary School of University Mayor, Chile.
  • Samantha Arathimou: ‘The effect of laminar air flow changing stations on the welfare of laboratory mice’, under the supervision of Dr Claire Richardson, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Laura Barlow: ‘Measuring environment enrichment adequacy in pigs for farm inspections’, under the supervision of Professor Sandra Edwards, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Shona Blair: ‘Surface temperature as an indicator of chronic stress in hens’, under the supervision of Dr Katherine Herborn, University of Glasgow, UK.
  • Samantha Hambleton: ‘Opinions of farmers and veterinarians on using Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) alongside local anaesthesia when disbudding calves’, under the supervision of Dr Troy Gibson, The Royal Veterinary College, UK.
  • Laura Harper: ‘Environmental enrichments effects on social learning in laboratory mice’, under the supervision of Professor Georgia Mason, University of Guelph, Canada.
  • Naomi Humphreys: ‘Assessment of pain-induced distress with infrared thermography in response to rubber ring castration and tail docking in lambs’, under the supervision of Dr Troy Gibson, The Royal Veterinary College, UK.
  • Gemma Kitson: ‘Assessing pain associated with abdominal approach vasectomy in CBA and CBA/2 mice’, under the supervision of Dr Matthew Leach, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Ria McLean: ‘The incidence of Caslick’s vulvoplasty operations in Thoroughbred mares’, under the supervision of Dr Mina Davies Morel, Aberystwyth University, UK.
  • Helen Prinold : ‘How do pullets reared in different systems adapt to furnished cages as laying hens?’, under the supervision of Dr Tina Widowski, University of Guelph, Canada.
  • Richard Carreras Ubach (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain): ‘Development of a quick automated cognitive bias task for laboratory mice’, under the supervision of Professor Michael Mendl, University of Bristol, UK.
  • Lori Uglow: ‘The use of contrafreeloading behaviour as a welfare assessment tool in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus)’, under the supervision of Dr Ben Brilot, Plymouth University, UK.
  • Elaine Wu: ‘Do Steller sea lions suck? Assessing feed management strategies to reduce non-nutritive sucking behaviour in captive adult sea lions’, under the supervision of Dr Kristen Walker, University of British Columbia, Canada.