Professor Capper has over 17 years of experience in assessing the environmental impacts and sustainability of livestock production systems through whole-system holistic models based on cattle performance and nutritional principles. She has a PhD in ruminant nutrition and behaviour and specific expertise in beef population dynamics, nutrition, greenhouse gas emissions, resource use, and whole-system environmental sustainability.
Prof. Capper's research focuses on modeling the sustainability of livestock production systems, specifically beef, sheep and dairy with current projects relating to the factors influencing greenhouse gas emissions, economic viability and whole system sustainability of UK beef and sheep operations; and interactions between dairy and beef cattle productivity on the sustainability of the combined UK cattle population.
Prof. Capper is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers and Treasurer of the National Beef Association. She is also Chair of the Route Panel for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care and Vice-Chair of the Green Apprenticeships Advisory Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.