Professor Niamh O'Connell
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.Find out more
Enquiries from prospective PhD students that are interested in any aspect of our research are always welcome.
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
Current position: Working as a research scientist (Queen’s University Belfast)