Claire Morgan-Davies

Dr, Mrs

  • Kirkton Farm

    FK20 8RU Crianlarich

    United Kingdom

19992021

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Research interests

I'm a livestock systems scientist, with a focus on extensive livestock production, particularly in hill and mountain areas.

My current interests include:

  • use of technology on extensive farms (EID & Precision Livestock Farming)
  • assessment of farm labour and its role on farm viability
  • uptake and knowledge exchange with farming industry
  • sustainable intensification in the hills, land abandonment and hill farming economic viability.

Personal profile

  • Editor to animal - the International Journal of Animal Biosciences, section Precision Livestock Farming (2019 - )
  • Vice-President of the Precision Livestock Farming Scientific Commission, EAAP (2020 - )
  • Frequent reviewer in Livestock Science, Small Ruminant Research, Animal and Land Use Policy
  • Guest editor to Frontiers in Animal Science, Research topic: Understanding Animals' Phenotype through Automatic Behavior Assessment (2021)

Supervision

  • PhD student (2020-2024) Adopting Precision Livestock Farming Technologies to Improve Small Ruminant Management and Welfare in Grazing Systems. Joint with University of Glasgow and Moredun Research Institute.
  • PhD student (2019-2022) A Holistic Approach to Internal Parasite Control on Hill and Upland Sheep Farms. Joint with Moredun Research Institute and University of Edinburgh
  • PhD student (2015-2020) Investigation of genetic and non-genetic factors influencing ewe reproductive performance in a Scottish hill flock. Joint with University of Edinburgh
  • PhD student (2013-2019). Precision Livestock Farming: potential application for sheep systems in harsh environments. Joint with University of Edinburgh

Projects

Current:

  • 2020 - 2024. EU H2020 Innovative Action. TechCare - Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management. Morgan-Davies (Coordinator). £4.9 million
  • 2021 - 2023. EU H2020 Thematic Network. Sm@RT - Sm@ll Ruminant Technologies. Morgan-Davies (Coordinator). £1.7 million
  • 2020 - 2022. InnovateUK. Smart Sheep. Kenyon, Morgan-Davies (co-I). £245K.
  • 2020 - 2023. EC H2020 Thematic Network. EuroSheep. Morgan-Davies (PI/WP leader). £1.5 million.
  • 2017- 2021: BBSRC GFS: ResULTS - Livestock's role in food system resilience in remote, upland regions. McCracken, Barnes, Morgan-Davies, Holland (Project member) 

Past projects (selected):

  • 2017 - 2020: ERANet SusAn: SusSheP (Sustainable Sheep Production) Morgan-Davies (WP leader) £800K (£90K SRUC)
  • 2017- 2020: BBSRC GFS: Sustainable economic and ecological grazing systems - learning from innovative practitioners. Watson, McVittie, Cloy, Morgan-Davies (Project member)
  • 2017 - 2020: ERANet SusAn: AnimalFuture. McCraken, Barnes, Morgan-Davies, Holland (Project member)
  • 2016 - 2019: EU H2020 Thematic Network, SheepNet. Dwyer, Morgan-Davies (project member). £1.5 million
  • 2016 -2017: REG Development Fund (SRUC) Developing partnership for future networks on the use of EID associated technologies in marginal sheep farming systems. PI. £25K

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

20062013

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

UniLaSalle

19901995

Award Date: 17 Nov 1995

Master, Cranfield University

19941995

Award Date: 1 Sep 1995

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