KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Steve Cooke

Dr Steve Cooke lectures in political philosophy at the University of Leicester. His research focusses on the political and moral status of nonhuman animals, and on the ethics of different forms of protest, direct action, and political violence.

Prof Cathy Dwyer

Prof Cathy Dwyer was appointed Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) in Edinburgh in 2011, and has a joint appointment with the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies where she is the Director of the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) since 2016. In 2019 she was also appointed by Scottish Government to Chair the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission which provides independent scientific advice on animal welfare to Ministers. She also sits on a number of advisory bodies for Government, retailers and NGOs to provide animal welfare advice.

Dr Rebeca García Pinillos

Dr Rebeca García Pinillos is a vet, diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a certified specialist by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in animal welfare, ethics and law. She has worked in general practice and veterinary government work since 2001 and is an internationally recognised animal welfare speaker on animal welfare. Rebeca is founder of the non-profit social enterprise One Welfare CIC which started as a voluntary project, launching a global consultation to define and create a One Welfare framework as a complement to One Health and creating social media platforms and a web presence to help expand and disseminate the one welfare concept and related work. Initiatives launched to date supporting this objectives are the publication of the One Welfare Framework book and the projects One Welfare World and One Welfare Phoenix.

Dr Paul Rose

Dr Paul Rose obtained his PhD from the University of Exeter in 2018. He studied the social networks of captive flamingos and researched aspects of behaviour to further enable our understanding of their welfare state. Paul is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Exeter and a Research Associate of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). He also teaches on zoo-based courses at University Centre Sparsholt. He is co-chair of the IUCN Flamingo Specialist Group and vice-chair of the BIAZA Research Committee. Paul is also the research officer for the BIAZA Bird Working Group. He is active in the field of animal welfare science, captive animal management and applied animal behaviour. 

Prof Peter Sandoe

Prof Peter Sandøe is originally trained as a philosopher at the University of Copenhagen and at Oxford University. He has been professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen since 1997, presently with his chair divided between the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the Department of Food and Resource Economics. Since 1990 the major part of his research has been within bioethics with particular emphasis on ethical issues related to animals, veterinary practice, biotechnology and food production. He is committed to interdisciplinary work combining perspectives from natural science, social sciences and philosophy.

Prof Cassandra Tucker

Prof Cassandra Tucker aims to understand cattle production from the animal's perspective. She develops animal care standards as well as training and auditing programs. Through these activities, scientific information informs the day-to-day lives of cattle. She is a Professor of Animal Science and Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at UC Davis.

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Dr Frank Tuyttens

Dr Frank Tuyttens is head of the Farm Animal Welfare & Behaviour research group of the Flemish Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO, Belgium). His research focuses on assessing, monitoring and improving the welfare of livestock. He is chair of the ILVO Ethical Commission for animal experiments and member of the steering group of the Flemish Council for Animal Welfare. He is visiting professor of farm animal welfare & ethology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University.

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