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Dr Suzanne D E HeldB.Sc., Ph.D.(Wales)

Senior Lecturer in Animal Science

Suzanne Held

Dr Suzanne D E HeldB.Sc., Ph.D.(Wales)

Senior Lecturer in Animal Science

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Research interests

My research addresses fundamental, welfare-relevant questions of animal behaviour and cognition.  I am interested in why domestic animals do what they do, and what implications this has for their welfare, health, productivity and management.

Currently active projects are on the effects of subclinical inflammation on behaviour, play behaviour as improving as well indicating welfare, and differentiation and validation of welfare indicators.

Research Keywords

  • social behaviour
  • individual response profiles
  • farm animal cognition
  • play behaviour
  • subclinical inflammation and behaviour

 

Research funders 

BBSRC, EU FP6, Defra, John Oldacre Foundation, RSPCA

 

Research Collaborators

Dr Liesbeth Bolhuis (Wageningen) - pig social behaviour and cognition

Prof Bill Browne (Bristol) - welfare indicators

Prof Richard Byrne (St Andrews) - pig social behaviour and cognition

Dr Andrew Janczak (Oslo) - subclinical inflammation and behaviour

Prof Georgia Mason (Guelph) - maternal behavioural profiles in pigs, play

Dr Luca Melotti (Bern) - play

Prof Mike Mendl (Bristol) - pig social behaviour and cognition, welfare indicators, individual response profiles, maternal behavioural profiles  in pigs

Prof Christine Nicol (Bristol) - welfare indicators and emotion transfer in chickens

Dr Liz Paul (Bristol) - welfare indicators and emotion transfer in chickens

Dr Nicola Rooney (Bristol) - pet rabbit behaviour and welfare, play

Dr Marek Špinka (Prague) - play

Dr Doug Wilson (Bristol) - subclinical inflammation and behaviour

 

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Postal address:
Pearson Building
Langford House
Langford
North Somerset
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published
  2. Published

    Animal play and animal welfare

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Pig cognition

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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