I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow in 1993 and worked in small animal practice for the next 15 years. I joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham as a University Teacher in 2006 and began studying for a part-time Masters in Medical Education the following year. For my dissertation I looked at the students’ perceptions of the benefits of small group teaching. I graduated with my Masters in 2010.
PhD Veterinary Medicine and Science, due for completion 2017
School Research Theme:
Population Health and Welfare
Obesity in dogs
Summary of Research:
Obesity in dogs is an increasing problem, mirroring the rise in human obesity. There are 2 main aspects to the problem: dog factors, such as breed and reproductive status; and management (human) factors such as diet and exercise. The focus of my project is the human influence on the development of obesity in dogs.
Prof Gary England (primary supervisor) and Dr Sarah Freeman
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