Tamsin Coombs

Tamsin Coombs

Dr

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20142022

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Research interests

  • Assessment of welfare in equines and farm animals.
  • Prenatal antecedents of behaviour, health and welfare in farm animals and equines.
  • Human behaviour and its impact upon animal welfare

Teaching

  • MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, University of Edinburgh/ SRUC- 2016 onwards
  • MSc Equine Science (Equine Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics course) University of Edinburgh- 2017 onwards
  • BSc Equine Science and Management (Yr 3 & Yr 4 Equine behaviour, welfare and ethics modules), SRUC -2021 onwards

Projects

Welfare of horses kept in alternative management systems, The Horse Trust (2022 - 23)

Behavioural indicators of welfare in racehorses, HKJC (2021 - 22)

Traveller & Gypsy horse welfare, The Horse Trust (2017 -)

Consultancy

  • Member of expert panel on OIE standards on Working Equine Welfare (2021)
  • Consultant on World Horse Welfare project looking at horse owners educational needs and priorities (2021)
  • External Examiner for Hartpury University Equine programmes (2022 onwards)

Supervision

Co-supervisor on two PhD projects (2017- 2021)

  • Horse Welfare within Traveller/ Gypsy communities; an ethnic group often under-represented in horse welfare research
  • Improving the survival of lambs from larger litters

 

Successfully supervised 26 MSc dissertation projects (2015-2021)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

20072012

Master, University of Edinburgh

20062007

Bachelor, University of Limerick

19951999

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