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I graduated as a vet from the RVC in 2009 and after two months doing charity work and travelling in India, spent nearly three years in mixed and small animal practices in Cornwall and Nottingham. I am currently in the second year of my PhD.
PhD, due for completion in June 2015
School Research Theme:
Population Health and Welfare
Summary of Research:
My PhD title is “Implementation of vaccination strategies on UK dairy farms: Understanding challenges and perceptions”. I am interviewing dairy farmers and farm animal veterinary surgeons about their thoughts and opinions on the implementation of vaccination strategies on-farm with the aim to use this information to help inform further research, policy and advice.
Dr Wendela Wapenaar and Dr Pru Hobson-West
Primary Funding Source:
- CRESSWELL E, RICHENS I, ARCHER S, BREEN J, HUXLEY J, RANDALL L, REMNANT J, WAPENAAR W, BIGGS A, KERBY M, and STATHAM J, 2013. Veterinary vaccination advice and perceived farmer compliance on UK dairy farms. Livestock. 18(5), 2-9. (In Press). *Please note: the order of authors as this may change*
- RICHENS I F, BRENNAN M L, WAPENAAR W, HOBSON-WEST P, WRIGHT N and O’CONNOR H, 2013. Methods used to collect farmers’ attitudes, motivators and barriers toward cattle production: a rapid review. Innovation from Animal Science- a necessity not an option. Proceedings from the British Society of Animal Science and the Association Veterinary Teaching and Research Work. 4(1), 13.
- O’CONNOR H, BRENNAN M L, WAPENAAR W, HOBSON-WEST P, WRIGHT N and RICHENS I F, 2013. Methods used to collect farmers’ attitudes, motivators and barriers toward cattle production: a rapid review. Poster presented at the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine conference.