• Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

1994 …2022

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Research interests

  • Molecular neurobiology of nociception and pain in farm species
  • The effects of early life stress and pain on long-term pain processing pathways in farm species
  • Pathogenesis of muscle disease in poultry and other avian species
  • The effects of genetic selection on genotype disease resistance/susceptibility in farm species

Teaching

BSc Degree in Applied Animal Science (University of Glasgow)

  • Y1 Animal Health
  • Y1 Comparative Physiology (ML)
  • Y2 Animal Physiology Systems (ML)
  • Y3 Pharmacology in Animal Health
  • Y3 Advanced Physiology of Growth & Development (IV)
  • Y4 Animal Disease and Diagnostics (Co-ML)
  • Y4 Mammalian Growth, Development and Reproduction (IV)

BSc (Hons) Degree in Veterinary Nursing (University of Glasgow)

  • Y4 Physiology and Psychology of Welfare (ML)

MSc Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (University of Edinburgh)

  • Dissertation Project Examiner

MSc Degree in International Animal Welfare and International Law (University of Edinburgh)

  • Dissertation Project Examiner
  • Dissertation Project Supervisor

Supervision

PhD Students

  • Anna Sinclair (2015-2021) - 'Investigations into behavioural and neural / cellular consequences of tooth resection in commercial piglets: implications for welfare' - collaborators: University of Edinburgh, Division of Neurobiology and INRA (France) 
  • Christina Veit (2018-2021) - 'The link between immune activation, pharmacological intervention and social behaviour in finishing pigs' - collaborators: Norwegian School of Life Sciences (NMBU), University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Jen-Yun Chou (2015-2019) - ‘Strategies to reduce the risk of tail biting in pigs managed on slatted floors’ with Teagasc (ROI) and University of Edinburgh, RDSVS
  • Phoebe Hartnett* (2016-2019)- ‘Strategies to optimise gilt lifetime performance’ with Teagasc and University of Limerick
  • Catherine Owles* (2014-2018) - 'Investigations of the origin of altered pain perception in a commercial pig strain' with University of Nottingham

*Laboratory Molecular Biology Supervison

Masters students

Jenna Dennis: The effect of tail docking piglets on the long-term central expression of genes modulating stress/anxiety responses. MSc Degree in Animal Biosciences. Awarding Institution: University of Edinburgh (August 2017). 

Louisa Gould: Quantifying inflammatory cytokines in synovial tissue (Sus scrofa domesticus) with tarsocrural osteochondrosis. MSc Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. Awarding Institution: University of Edinburgh (August 2017).

Other work

Easter Bush Health and Safety Committee Member (SRUC Representative)  - 2014 to present

SRUC Workplace Health & Safety Representative for the Roslin Institute Building - 2014 to present

SRUC Fire Steward/Marshall RIB - 2014 to present

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 31 May 1998

Keywords

  • RB Pathology
  • Animal health
  • Animal welfare
  • Neurobiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Animal production
  • Nociception

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