Major Award for IGFS Academic
Professor Bob Elwood has won a major award for his pioneering research into the question of whether crustaceans can and do feel pain, and the impact of that research.
Professor Elwood, Emeritus Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and a member of the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), has been awarded the British Society for Animal Science (BSAS) / RSPCA 2018 Award for Innovative Developments in Animal Welfare.
The citation reads:
"For his outstanding contribution over many years to pioneering research in a range of areas and species, in particular on animal personalities, cognitive abilities and the possibility of pain in invertebrates including decapod crustaceans, contributing significantly to the growing and widespread acceptance of such animals as sentient beings."