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Dr Jessica Martin

Lecturer in Statistics and Animal Welfare

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Edinburgh
Zoology
Master of Science (with Distinction), The University of Edinburgh
Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Doctor in Philosophy, The University of Glasgow
Animal Health

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the integration of behavioural, physiological and statistical techniques to investigate animal welfare issues, primarily with those relating to modern livestock production. Project topics which I have worked on include: animal welfare, poultry, pigs, dogs, humane slaughter, euthanasia, animal transport, play behaviour & social networking, animal consciousness, pain, aggression and stress.

Biography

Graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. I then started a PhD in Animal Health at the University of Glasgow, which I completed in 2015, while working part-time as a research assistant. I then went on to do a one year post-doc at SRUC and then returned to the University of Edinburgh and joined R(D)SVS in Dec 2015. I am now a Lecturer in Animal Welfare and Statistics and my primary role is to provide expert experimental design and statistical support for students studying on R(D)SVS taught postgraduate programmes (on-campus and online-distance), as well as undertaking independent and joint animal welfare and statistics focussed research.

Current Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the integration of behavioural, physiological and statistical techniques to investigate animal welfare issues, primarily with those relating to modern livestock production.

Administrative Roles

R(D)SVS

  • Member, Post-Graduate Teaching Committee
  • Member, Human Ethical Review Committee
  • Member, Career Support Committee (Athena Swan)
  • Member, Exam Board, MSc Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare
  • Member, Exam Board, MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law
  • Member, Exam Board, MSc Equine Science
  • Member, Exam Board, MVetSci Conservation Medicine
  • Member, Teaching Committee - MSc Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare
  • Member, Teaching Committee - MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law

Teaching

UG

  • BSc/BSc(Hons) Agriculture

PG

  • MSc Equine Science
  • MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law
  • MSc Applied Poultry Science
  • MSc Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare

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