Professor Niamh O'Connell

RESEARCH FOCUS

My research group works with the agri-food sector to improve farm animal welfare, and our programme spans broiler chickens, laying hens, pigs and cattle. Much of our research in recent years has involved developing ‘bird-directed’ environmental enrichment strategies for broiler chickens, and this research has had a direct impact on farm practice in the UK. We also work in the fields of biosecurity and dairy cow lameness, and in the development of abbatoir-based and on-farm welfare measures.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Enquiries from prospective PhD students that are interested in any aspect of our research are always welcome.  

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Alumni: where are they now?

Name: Mary Baxter


 

PhD title: Evaluating the use and effectiveness of environmental enrichments in intensive broiler housing

Years of Study: 2014-2018

Country: UK

Current position:  Working as a research scientist (Queen’s University Belfast)

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PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Member of the EU Platform for Animal Welfare

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Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

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