25 February 2005
BBSRC Council has recommended support for a major programme of research and training on animal welfare centred around four Veterinary Schools, but encompassing a number of other groups including research that will be transferred from Silsoe Research Institute. An important feature will be that research from the participating groups is to be coordinated, both between groups and, where appropriate, with other animal welfare research supported by BBSRC.
Awards will be made shortly and are expected to total just under £8M. Further details will be published in due course. The support recommended by BBSRC Council is indicated in the following Table; however, these figures are estimates and are subject to change. Researchers must await official confirmation before making commitments against their award.
|Institutions Involved||Investigator||Programme Title||Total Cost||Grant Reference|
|University of Bristol
University of Oxford
|Dr M Mendl||Advancing animal welfare.
Welfare assessment and early life programming.
|Royal Veterinary College||Professor D Pfeiffer||BB/C518930/1|
|University of Edinburgh||Professor S Fleetwood-Walker||Perinatal programming of stress response and nociceptive mechanisms, and the welfare consequences||£2,658,802||BB/C518957/1|
|University of Glasgow||Professor A Nolan||BB/C518965/1|
|Scottish Agricultural College
|Professor A Lawrence||BB/C518973/1|
|Royal Veterinary College||Professor CM Wathes||Welfare of farm animals: Environmental perception, cognition, interaction and management||£2,532,815||BB/C518922/1|
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