See below for more details on these projects and others.
Looking for a supervisor or potential collaborations?
I am always interested in supervising masters and PhD projects looking at the following areas, but I am also open to other research projects looking at welfare and behaviour in farm, equine or companion animals:
- Precision livestock farming.
- Using technology to assess animal welfare.
- Facial recognition in sheep.
- Facial expression of pain during parturition in sheep.
- Facial expression in BOAS dogs.
- Welfare assessments in equine, farm, or companion animals
- Disease and pain in farm and equine species.
- Lameness in farm or equine species.
This project currently involves three summer intern projects looking at video footage of lame sheep and developing an initial computer algorithm for its automated detection
This project has been on-going since 2017 and is looking at developing an automated detection system that can be used by farmers to detect pain in their sheep
This project is in collaboration with the Cambridge BOAS Research group looking at the effect of BOAS on dogs welfare.
The Animal Welfare Indicators Project (AWIN) was an International project involving over ten different countries focussing on the development of welfare indicators of a range of species.
This was my PhD project looking at how current dynamic group systems can change the social behaviour of dairy cattle and effect their welfare and productivity