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I graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Science from the University of Essex in 2012. My degree provided me with sound background knowledge in animal biology and animal welfare science.
In 2011 I received funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to complete an undergraduate research project investigating the effects of dietary supplements on the health and welfare of weanling piglets, which motivated me to pursue a career in research. To learn more about undergraduate research click here.
I started my PhD in LIfe Sciences at the University of Warwick in 2013. My project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and investigates the survival and persistence of the primary causative agent of ovine footrot, using molecular approaches in an epidemiological framework. I'm part of the Professor Laura Green Research Group, that aims to improve the health and welfare of farmed livestock. I'm also part of the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group (WIDER), an interdisciplinary group that focuses on understanding and predicting the spread and control of many infectious diseases.To find out more about my PhD research click here.
In the future I hope to be in a position whereby I can improve the health and welfare of farmed livestock and other animals within a professional capacity. I have an interest in many different aspects of animal biology and I hope to conduct scientific research in a number of areas, such as animal behaviour, genetics and epidemiology. Alternatively, I am interested in working within a position in the animal industry whereby I can take an active role in promoting animal welfare, whether that is within a commercial farm environment or a non-production related sector
To visit my research page click here.