Wow - what a busy few months we've had here in Leeds with lots of conferences, data acquisition and field trips to keep us busy! However, our most exciting development is having Emily Bushby, our new PhD student, join us - Emily will be blogging soon about her move from Lincoln and submitting her Masters thesis!
After a jam-packed summer, last week we found ourselves in the peaceful surroundings of the Peak District for a wonderful few days at Walks and Talks. Walks and Talks is an annual event aimed at early career researchers in Animal Welfare. The concept is simple: short presentations in the morning and a lovely, long walk in the afternoon, with a chance to network and chat to people more about their work. We heard about a range of topics from how people choose their pets, to separation anxiety behaviours in dogs, to the effects of teeth clipping in piglets and walked 10km from the beautiful village of Ilam.
With huge thanks to Natalie Chancellor (Royal Veterinary College) for organising and watch this space for the Yorkshire Walks and Talks in 2018!
The group at Ilam Hall. Photo: Dale Sandercock.