I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2004 with an MSc in Zoology. I now work as the Scientific Programme Manager for the scientific charity The Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME) in Nottingham. I am currently in the writing up period for my part-time PhD.
PhD Veterinary Medicine and Science, due for completion 2015
School Research Theme:
Population Health and Welfare
The use of non-human primates in biomedical research
Summary of Research:
I am interested in the use of non-human primates in biomedical research and testing. My project aims to understand the impasse in the animal research debate about whether primates should be used, by examining how biomedical research scientists view the opportunities and challenges of primate use, to determine if and how the impasse can be bridged. This required examining the scientific basis for the use of primates and analysing the current views of scientists involved in both primate based biomedical research and alternative methods. I have taken a multidisciplinary approach utilising qualitative methods and, sociological and Science and Technology Studies theoretical and analytical frameworks.
Dr Pru Hobson-West and Prof David Kendall
Primary Funding Source:
Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME)