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    Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group

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    Why is animal welfare and behaviour research important?

    The Animal Welfare and Behaviour group has expertise in several research areas. These include designing and conducting applied animal behaviour and related research to assess the welfare of a wide variety of captive animal species in a range of different environments (including farms, zoos and companion animal settings).

    They also have expertise in studying the effects on animal behaviour and welfare of making different modifications and enrichments to captive animal environments. Where required, the group collaborate with other researchers, both internally or externally, to help deliver research project objectives.

    As well as primary research, they also have experience in conducting literature reviews on topics relating to animal behaviour and welfare. They have experience of conducting research funded by a variety of funders, including government, charities and commercial companies, with experience of research projects across a wide range of scales, from small scale pilot studies through to multi-year research programmes. 

    Contact us

    Research contact 01952 81 5113
    Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

    Centre lead

    What can we do for you?

    Primary Research 

    The team can carry out primary research into topics related to animal welfare and behaviour in captive animal species in a range of different environments (including farms, zoos and companion animal settings). As well as access to the Future Farm facilities at Harper Adams, the team has experience in conducting research in other environments, including commercial farms, pet rehoming centres, and zoos. 

    Literature reviews 

    As well are carrying out primary research, the Animal Welfare and Behaviour team can also conduct literature reviews into specific topics related to animal behaviour and welfare.  

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