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Curriculum vitae

 

AMY KILBRIDE

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Tel 02476 151785 / a.kilbride@warwick.ac.uk

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2003 – 2008 University of Warwick: PhD Veterinary Epidemiology (part time)

2000 – 2003 University of Bristol: BSc Honours Degree in Zoology and Psychology

EMPLOYMENT

Nov 2011 to current: co-investigator, University of Warwick
Overcoming the barriers to uptake of best welfare practice by sheep farmers


May 2009 – Oct 2011: research fellow, University of Warwick
Working on the following projects:
Impact of farm assurance and organic schemes on compliance with animal welfare legislation - developing statistical models of the risk of non compliance with welfare legislation
Governance of livestock disease – collecting qualitative data on cattle farmers opinions on the governance of cattle disease
Impacts and adaptation to climate change, a risk based approach – collaborating on a model of the impact of climate change on sheep production
A molecular epidemiological approach to combating footrot in sheep – developing a statistical model for hoof length
Preweaning mortality in piglets – developed a statistical model of the association between preweaning mortality and farrowing housing

Nov 2008 – April 2009: early career fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick
Analysed and prepared data from thesis for publication. Organised a series of training events for post graduate students through the Institute of Advanced Study

July 2003 – July 2008: research assistant / part-time PhD student. University of Warwick
Impact of flooring on the health and welfare of pigs - project design, project management, data collection, statistical analysis, supervised research technicians

June 2002 – Sep 2002: technician. Cognition and foraging behaviour in pigs, University of Bristol
Handled pigs in daily trials, completed data capture and management.

PUBLICATIONS

KilBride AL, Mendl M, Statham P, Held S, Harris M, Cooper S and Green LE. (2011) A cohort study of preweaning piglet mortality and farrowing accommodation on 112 commercial pig farms in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2011 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print]

KilBride AL, Mason SA Honeyman PC Pritchard DG, Hepple S and Green LE (2011) LE Impact of farm assurance and organic certification on compliance with animal welfare legislation. Veterinary Record doi:10.1136/vr.100345 .

KilBride AL, Gillman CE and Green LE (2010) A cross sectional study of prevalence and risk factors for foot lesions and abnormal posture in lactating sows on commercial farms in England. Animal Welfare. 19 (4), 473-480

KilBride AL, Gillman CE, Ossent P and Green LE (2009) A cross sectional study of prevalence, risk factors and population attributable fractions for foot and limb lesions in preweaning piglets from 88 commercial farms in England. BMC Veterinary Research. 5:31doi:10.1186/1746-6148-5-31

KilBride AL, Gillman CE and Green LE (2009) A cross sectional study of prevalence, risk factors and population attributable fractions for limb and body lesions in lactating sows from 88 commercial farms in England. BMC Veterinary Research. 5:30 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-5-30

Kilbride AL, Gillman CE, Ossent P and Green LE (2009).The impact of flooring on the health and welfare of pigs. In Practice. 31 (7), 390-395

Kilbride AL, Gillman CE, and Green LE (2009) A cross-sectional study of the prevalence of lameness in finishing pigs, gilts and pregnant sows and associations with limb lesions and floor types on commercial farms in England. Animal Welfare. 18(3), 215-224.

Kilbride AL, Gillman CE, Ossent P and Green LE (2007). A cross-sectional study of the prevalence and associated risk factors for capped hock and the associations with bursitis in weaner, grower and finisher pigs from 93 commercial farms in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 83(3-4):272-84.

Gillman CE, KilBride AL, Ossent P and Green LE (2009). A cross-sectional study of the prevalence, risk factors and population attributable fractions for foot lesions in post weaning pigs from 90 commercial farms in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.05.023

Gillman CE, KilBride AL, Ossent P and Green LE (2007). A cross-sectional study of the prevalence and associated risk factors for bursitis in weaner, grower and finisher pigs from 93 commercial farms in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 83(3-4):308-22

Woodbine KA, Medley GF, Slevin J, KilBride AL, Novell EJ, Turner MJ, Keeling MJ and Green LE (2007). Spatiotemporal patterns and risks of herd breakdowns in pigs with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome. Veterinary Record. 160(22):751-62.

Held S, Baumgartner J, KilBride A, Byrne RW, Mendl M. (2005). Foraging behaviour in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa): remembering and prioritizing food sites of different value. Animal Cognition. 8(2):114-21

 

Conference papers and posters

KilBride, AL, Gillman CE and Green LE. Prevalence of foot lesions, limb lesions and abnormal locomotion in pigs on commercial farms in Britain and risks associated with flooring. The Pig Journal, 61. 2008. Presented at Pig Veterinary Society Meeting, Dublin, 2007.

KilBride AL, Gillman CE and Green LE. Prevalence of foot and limb injuries in preweaning piglets and risks associated with indoor flooring: a cross-sectional study. Proceedings of the 11th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, ISVEE 11, 494. Presented in Cairns, Australia: 2006

KilBride AL, Gillman CE and Green LE. Limb and body injuries in lactating sows in England: prevalence and association with flooring, Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Helsinki, 2007

KilBride AL, Gillman CE and Green LE. Associations between foot and limb lesions and floor factors in preweaning piglets. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Exeter, 2006

KilBride AL, Gillman CE and Green LE. Impact of Flooring on the Health and Welfare of Pigs; limb lesions. Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Nairn, 2005