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Veterinary history/sociology/humanities; human-animal relations; ethics; interdisciplinary animal studies; history of science, technology and medicine; veterinary education; veterinary anatomy; community animal health and welfare

Education / Academic qualification

Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Manchester
Small animal practice in British veterinary medicine
Master of Science, University of Manchester
The canine history of diabetes mellitus

Professional Qualifications

RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, Cert SAS
Diplomate (European Veterinary Specialist), European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (subspecialty Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law), Dip ECAWBM-AWSEL

Biography

After working as a GP companion animal vet in private practice and for animal welfare charities for 14 years, I returned to the R(D)SVS as Clinical Lecturer in 2008 (Senior Lecturer from 2014) in the Veterinary Medicine Education Development division.

 

Teaching

Animal Body 1

Animal Body 3 (Graduate course only)

Animal Life & Food Safety

Student Research Component (Foundation Skills)

Making Animal Studies (ECA)

Student Research Component

Dog and Cat Intergrated Clinical Course

Professional and Clinical Skills

Final Year Selective Rotations (Dentistry and Ophthalmology)

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Administrative Roles

Extramural Studies (EMS) Director

Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) Year Director

Student Research Component (Foundation Skills) Course Organiser

Animal Body 1 (GEP) Module Organiser

Senior House Tutor

Admissions Committee

Admissions Executive

 

Current Research Interests

Veterinary education, veterinary primary care, community animal health and welfare, shelter medicine, ethics, veterinary history, cross-discipline animal studies. See under Media tab for some more information.

 

Collaborative Activity

Dr Iain Robbé, Memorial University, Newfoundland

Ms Andrea Roe, Edinburgh College of Art

Ms Sue Bradley, Centre for Rural Economy, University of Newcastle

Professor Michael Worboys, University of Manchester

Research outputs

  1. Culling to control infectious disease

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Informed consent in an emergency procedure

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. Homoeopathy

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. CABI International

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

  2. Veterinary Voices of Experience (Newcastle)

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Anatomy of Olfaction

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

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Research projects

  1. Academic Researcher-Led Networking Award

    Project: Other ProjectUniversity Awarded Project Funding

  2. Veterinary Voices of Experience

    Project: Other ProjectResearch Collaboration with external organisation

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