Alistair Lawrence

Prof

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1993 …2020

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Research Output

2020

Discriminating spontaneous locomotor play of dairy calves using accelerometers

Grossbacher, V., Bučková, K., Lawrence, AB., Spinka, M. & Winckler, C., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 103, 2, p. 1866-1873 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus

Rioja-Lang, F. C., Connor, M., Bacon, H. J., Lawrence, A. B. & Dwyer, C. M., 10 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6, 495.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)
2019

Odour conditioning of positive affective states: rats can learn to associate an odour with being tickled

Bombail, V., Jerome, N., Lam, H., Muszlak, S., Meddle, S. L., Lawrence, AB. & Nielsen, B. L., 12 Jun 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 6, e0212829.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Relationships between play and responses to tickling in male juvenile rats

Hammond, TJH., Bombail, V., Nielsen, B. L., Meddle, S. L., Lawrence, AB. & Brown, S. M., Dec 2019, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 221, 104879.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The nature and psychological impact of child/adolescent attachment to dogs compared with other companion animals

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM., Lawrence, AB. & Currie, C., 4 Jan 2019, In : Society and Animals. 27, 1, p. 55-74 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
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2 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

What is so positive about positive animal welfare? A critical review of the literature

Lawrence, AB., Vigors, B. & Sandoe, P., 11 Oct 2019, In : Animals. 9, 10, 19 p., 783.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

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10 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Associations between oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms, empathy towards animals and implicit associations towards animals

Connor, M., Lawrence, AB. & Brown, SM., 14 Aug 2018, In : Animals. 8, 8, p. 140 - 149 10 p., 140.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A study of associations between gastric ulcers and the behaviour of finisher pigs

Rutherford, KMD., Thompson, CS., Thomson, JR., Lawrence, AB., Nielsen, EO., Busch, ME., Haugegaard, S. & Sandoe, P., 29 Mar 2018, In : Livestock Science. 212, p. 45 - 51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Environmentally enriched pigs have transcriptional profiles consistent with neuroprotective effects and reduced microglial activity

Brown, SM., Bush, SJ., Summers, KM., Hume, DA. & Lawrence, AB., 17 May 2018, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 350, p. 6 - 15 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Factors influencing the prevalence of animal cruelty during adolescence

Connor, M., Currie, C. & Lawrence, AB., 30 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. p. 1-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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16 Downloads (Pure)

Positive welfare: What does it add to the debate over pig welfare?

Lawrence, A. B., Newberry, R. C. & Špinka, M., 2018, Advances in Pig Welfare. Elsevier Inc., p. 415-444 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Relationships between responses to tickling, play behaviour and physical condition in male juvenile rats

Hammond, TJH., Brown, S. M., Meddle, S. L., Bombail, V. & Lawrence, AB., 2018, p. 65. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

2017

Playful pigs: evidence of consistency and change in play depending on litter and developmental stage

Brown, SM., Peters, R., Nevison, IM. & Lawrence, AB., 28 Sep 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 198, p. 36 - 43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Quality of life and adolescents' communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend): the mediating effect of attachment to pets

Marsa-Sambola, F., Williams, J., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M. & Currie, C., 20 Feb 2017, In : Attachment and Human Development. 19, 3, p. 278 - 297 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

Sustainable pig production: finding solutions and making choices

Lawrence, AB. & Baxter, EM., 25 Aug 2017, The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption. D'Silva, J. & Webster, J. (eds.). 2 ed. United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 171-185

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Understanding adolescents' categorisation of animal species

Connor, M. & Lawrence, AB., 30 Aug 2017, In : Animals. 7, 9, p. 65 - 80 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Up-regulation of IGF-1 in the frontal cortex of piglets exposed to an environmentally enriched arena

Brown, SM., Peters, R. & Lawrence, AB., 24 Feb 2017, In : Physiology and Behavior. 173, p. 285 - 292 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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3 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Applied animal behaviour science and animal welfare: seeking the best balance between our science and its application

Lawrence, A. B., 2016, Animals and Us: 50 Years and More of Applied Ethology. Brown, J., Seddon, Y. & Appleby, M. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 133-152 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM. & Lawrence, AB., 17 Aug 2016, In : Anthrozoös. 29, 3, p. 357 - 375 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

Sociodemographics of pet ownership among adolescents in Great Britain: findings from the HBSC study in England, Scotland and Wales

Marsa-Sambola, F., Williams, J., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M., Roberts, C., Brooks, F. & Currie, C., 22 Nov 2016, In : Anthrozoös. 29, 4, p. 559 - 580 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Why are most EU pigs tail docked? Economic and ethical analysis of four pig housing and management scenarios in the light of EU legislation and animal welfare outcomes

D'Eath, RB., Niemi, JK., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Rutherford, KMD., Ison, SH., Turner, SP., Anker, HT., Jensen, T., Busch, ME., Jensen, KK., Lawrence, AB. & Sandoe, P., Apr 2016, In : Animal. 10, 4, p. 687 - 699

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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30 Citations (Scopus)
57 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Evidence for litter differences in play behaviour in pre-weaned pigs

Brown, SM., Klaffenbock, M., Nevison, IM. & Lawrence, AB., 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 172, p. 17 - 25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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22 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

The need for a quantitative assessment of animal welfare trade-offs in climate change mitigation scenarios

Llonch, P., Lawrence, AB., Haskell, MJ., Blanco-Penedo, I. & Turner, SP., 2015, In : Advances in Animal Biosciences. 6, 1, p. 9 - 11

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

The Short Attachment to Pets Scale (SAPS) for children and young people: development, psychometric qualities and demographic and health associations

Marsa-Sambola, F., Muldoon, J., Williams, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M. & Currie, C., 8 Feb 2015, In : Child Indicators Research. 9, 1, p. 111 - 131 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Behavioral and physiological responses of primiparous sows to mixing with older, unfamiliar sows

Ison, SH., Donald, RD., Jarvis, S., Robson, SK., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., 2014, In : Journal of Animal Science. 92, 4, p. 1647 - 1655 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Injurious tail biting in pigs: How can it be controlled in existing systems without tail docking?

D'Eath, RB., Arnott, G., Turner, SP., Jensen, T., Lahrmann, HP., Busch, ME., Niemi, JK., Lawrence, AB. & Sandoe, P., 2014, In : Animal. 8, 9, p. 1479 - 1497 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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76 Citations (Scopus)
82 Downloads (Pure)

'Mum cleaned it and I just played with it': Children's perceptions of their roles and responsibilities in the care of family pets

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM. & Lawrence, AB., 1 Apr 2014, In : Childhood. 22, 2, p. 201 - 216 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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19 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Prenatal stress produces anxiety prone female offspring and impaired maternal behaviour in the domestic pig

Rutherford, KMD., Piastowska-Ciesielska, A., Donald, RD., Robson, SK., Ison, SH., Jarvis, S., Brunton, PJ., Russell, JA. & Lawrence, AB., 22 Apr 2014, In : Physiology and Behavior. 129, p. 255 - 265 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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27 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Selection for 'environmental fit' from existing domesticated species

Lawrence, AB. & Wall, E., 2014, In : OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique. 33, 1, p. 171 - 179 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

6 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Precalving temperament and maternal defensiveness are independent traits but precalving fear may impact calf growth

Turner, SP., Jack, MC. & Lawrence, AB., Sep 2013, In : Journal of Animal Science. 91, 9, p. 4417 - 4425 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

The welfare implications of large litter size in the domestic pig I: biological factors

Rutherford, KMD., Baxter, EM., D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Arnott, G., Roehe, R., Ask, B., Sandoe, P., Moustsen, VA., Thorup, F., Edwards, SA., Berg, P. & Lawrence, AB., May 2013, In : Animal Welfare. 22, p. 199 - 218 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

112 Citations (Scopus)

The welfare implications of large litter size in the domestic pig II: management factors

Baxter, EM., Rutherford, KMD., D'Eath, RB., Arnott, G., Turner, SP., Sandoe, P., Moustsen, VA., Thorup, F., Edwards, SA. & Lawrence, AB., May 2013, In : Animal Welfare. 22, p. 219 - 238 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Alternative farrowing accommodation: welfare and economic aspects of existing farrowing and lactation systems for pigs

Baxter, EM., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., Jan 2012, In : Animal. 6, 1, p. 96 - 117 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing pig body language: agreement and consistency between pig farmers, veterinarians, and animal activists

Wemelsfelder, F., Hunter, AE., Paul, ES. & Lawrence, AB., Oct 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 10, p. 3652 - 3665 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

Board invited review: The importance of the gestation period for welfare of calves: maternal stressors and difficult births

Arnott, G., Roberts, DJ., Rooke, JA., Turner, SP., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 13, p. 5021 - 5034 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
24 Citations (Scopus)

Dairy cow feeding space requirements assessed in a Y-maze choice test

Rioja-Lang, FC., Roberts, DJ., Healy, SD., Lawrence, AB. & Haskell, MJ., 2012, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 95, 7, p. 3954 - 3960 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Farm animal welfare: assessing risks attributable to the prenatal environment

Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Arnott, G., Rooke, JA., Dixon, LM., Mehers, JJM., Turnbull, J. & Lawrence, AB., 2012, In : Animal Welfare. 21, p. 419 - 429 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic associations between behavioral traits and direct-social effects of growth rate in pigs

Canario, L., Turner, SP., Roehe, R., Lundeheim, N., D'Eath, RB., Lawrence, AB., Knol, E., Bergsma, R. & Rydhmer, L., 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 13, p. 4706 - 4715 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of emotionality in pigs

Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Lawrence, AB. & Wemelsfelder, F., 12 May 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 139, 3-4, p. 218 - 224 7 p.

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71 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)
2011

Animal welfare and economic optimisation of farrowing systems

Vosough Ahmadi, B., Stott, AW., Baxter, EM., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2011, In : Animal Welfare. 20, p. 57 - 67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Emotionality in growing pigs: is the open field a valid test?

Donald, RD., Healy, SD., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., 2011, In : Physiology and Behavior. 104, 5, p. 906 - 913 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for residence-induced enhancement of aggressiveness in the non-territorial pig

Turner, SP., Farnworth, MJ., Mendl, M., Erhard, HW. & Lawrence, AB., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 130, p. 10 - 19 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Genetic and environmental effects on piglet survival and maternal behaviour of the farrowing sow

Baxter, EM., Jarvis, S., Sherwood, L., Farish, M., Roehe, R., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 130, 1-2, p. 28 - 41 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)

Pre-natal social stress and post-natal pain affect the developing pig reproductive axis

Ashworth, CJ., Hogg, CO., Hoeks, CWF., Donald, RD., Duncan, WC., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., 2011, In : Reproduction. 142, p. 907 - 914 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of prenatal stress on basal nociception and evoked responses to tail-docking and inflammatory challenge in juvenile pigs

Sandercock, DA., Gibson, IF., Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Lawrence, AB., Brash, HM., Scott, M. E. & Nolan, AM., 2011, In : Physiology and Behavior. 104, 5, p. 728 - 737 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Alternative farrowing systems: design criteria for farrowing systems based on the biological needs of sows and piglets

Baxter, EM., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2010, In : Animal. p. 580 - 600 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breeding for behavioural change in farm animals: practical, economic and ethical considerations

D'Eath, RB., Conington, JE., Lawrence, AB., Olsson, IAS. & Sandoe, P., 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19, p. 17 - 27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic parameters of piglet survival and birth weight from a two-generation crossbreeding experiment under outdoor conditions designed to disentangle direct and maternal effects

Roehe, R., Shrestha, NP., Mekkawy, W., Baxter, EM., Knap, PW., Smurthwaite, KM., Jarvis, S., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2010, In : Journal of Animal Science. 88, 4, p. 1276 - 1285 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
26 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring sociability in dairy cows

Gibbons, JM., Lawrence, AB. & Haskell, MJ., 2010, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 122, p. 84 - 91 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)