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Selected Publications


Hobson-West, P. and Timmons, S. (2015) Animals and anomalies: An analysis of the UK veterinary profession and the relative lack of state reform. Sociological Review, online first Feb 2015.

McLeod, C. and Hobson-West, P. Opening up animal research and science-society relations? A thematic analysis of transparency discourses in the UK. Public Understanding of Science (in press)


Shortall, O.K. (2014) “Agricultural Sciences and Ethical Controversies of Biofuels” in Encyclopaedia of Agriculture Ethics, Springer.

Ashall, V. (2014) Everyday Ethics: Euthanasia in a no kill shelter In Practice 36: 478-479

Ashall, V. (2014) Vet Record Careers: Engaged with ethics. Veterinary Record 175: i-ii

Hartley, S. & K. M. Millar. (2014). The Challenges of Consulting the Public on Science Policy: Examining the development of European risk assessment policy for genetically modified animals, Review of Policy Research

Macnaghten, P., R. Owen, J. Stilgoe, B. Wynne, A. Azevedo, A. de Campos, J. Chilvers, R. Dagnino, G. di Giulio, E. Frow, B. Garvey, C. Groves, S. Hartley, M. Knobel, E. Kobayashi, M. Lehtonen, J. Lezaun, L. Mello, M. Monteiro, J. Pamplona da Costa, C. Rigolin, B. Rondani, M. Staykova, R. Taddei, C. Till, D. Tyfield, S. Wilford & L. Velho. 2014. Responsible innovation across borders: tensions, paradoxes and possibilities, Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1(2): 191-199 DOI:10.1080/23299460.2014.922249

Reiss, T. and Millar, K. (2014) Assessment of emerging science and technology: Integration opportunities and challenges. Science and Public Policy. 41:269-271

Ashall, V. and Millar, K. (2014) Endpoint Matrix: a conceptual tool to promote consideration of the multiple dimensions of humane endpoints. ALTEX 31(2/14): 209-213

Sant’Ana, M., Larson., J., Millar K., Sandoe, P and A. Olsson. (2014) Examining why ethics is taught to veterinary students: a qualitative study of veterinary educators’ perspectives. JVME.

Boucher, P., Smith, R. and Millar, K. (2014) Biofuels under the Spotlight: The State of Assessment and Potential for Integration. Science and Public Policy 41: 283-293


Ashall, V. and Millar, K. (2013) An opportunity to refocus on the ‘humane’ in experimental endpoints: Moving beyond the new Directive. ATLA 41, 307–312, 2013

Bremer, S., Pakki Reddy, G. and Millar K. (2013) Using Engagement Tools to Encourage Ethical Reflection in Bioscience and Innovation Research: Examining the GM animals case with Indian Researchers using the Ethical Matrix. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review. 15 (2), 21-39.

Frewer, L. J., Kleter, G. A., Brennan, M., Coles, D., Fisher, A. R. H., Houdebine, L. M., Mora, C., Millar, K. and Salter, B. (2013). Genetically modified animals from life-science, socio-economic and ethical perspectives: examining issues in an EU policy context. New Biotechnology. 30(5), 447-460

Shortall, O.K. (2013). “Marginal land” for energy crops: Exploring definitions and embedded assumptions. Energy Policy, 62, 19–27.

Smith, R. (2013) Examining the potential for bridging public and stakeholder engagement activities in BBSRC’s bioenergy programme. Report to BBSRC’s Public Engagement Unit.


Hobson-West, P. (2012) Ethical boundary-work in the animal research laboratory, Sociology, 46 (4), 649-663.

Cloatre, E. and Wright, N. (2012) A socio-legal analysis of an actor-world: The case of carbon trading and the Clean Development Mechanism, Journal of Law and Society, 39(1): 76-92

Mohr, A. , Busby, H., Hervey, T. , Dingwall, R. (2012) Mapping the role of official bioethics advice in the governance of biotechnologies in the EU: The European Group on Ethics' Opinion on commercial cord blood banking, Science and Public Policy 2012 39: 105-117, Full text:


White, G.A., Hobson-West, P., Cobb, K., Craigon, J., Hammond, R. and Millar, K.M (2011) Canine obesity: is there a difference between veterinarian and owner perception? Journal of small animal practice. 52(12) 622-626.


Hobson-West, P. (2010) What kind of animal is 'The Three Rs'? ATLA: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals 37(2): 95-100.

Hobson-West, P. (2010) The role of ‘public opinion’ in the UK animal research debate. J Med Ethics 36: 46-49.

Jensen, K. K, Forseberg E., Gamborg, C., Millar, K. and Sandøe, P. (2010) Facilitating Ethical Reflection Among Scientists Using the Ethical Matrix. Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-010-9218-2


Sandøe, P. Gamborg, C. Kadri, S. and Millar, K. (2010) Balancing the needs and preferences of humans against concerns for fishes: how to handle the emerging ethical discussions regarding capture fisheries? Journal of Fish Biology. 75:10: 2868-2871.

Wright, N., Meijboom, F.L.B. and Sandøe, P. (2010) Thoughts on the ethics of preventing and controlling epizootic diseases, The Veterinary Journal, 186(2), 127-128. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.12.028


Millar, K., Hobson-West, P. and Nerlich, B. (eds.) (2009) Ethical Futures: Bioscience and Food Horizons. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers. p380.

Millar, K and Morton, D.M. (2009) Animal Integrity in Modern Farming. In: Gunning, J. Holm, S, and Kenway, I. (eds.) Ethics, Law and Society VI. Ashgate Publishing. pp. 19-31.

Nerlich, B., Brown, B., Wright, N. (2009) The `ins and outs' of biosecurity: Bird flu in East Anglia and the spatial representation of risk, Sociologia Ruralis, 29 (4), 344-359.

Wright, N., Nerlich, B. (2009) Viral cows and viral culture? Towards an explanation of rumour in the 2001 UK outbreak of foot and mouth disease, The social and cultural impact of foot an mouth disease in the UK in 2001: From mayhem to meaning, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 256 pages, ISBN=978-0-7190-77 (book chapter).


England, G. and Millar, K. (2008) The ethics and role of AI with fresh and frozen semen in dogs. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 43:2:165-171.

Hobson-West, P. (2008) Three authors investigate relationships between nonhuman animals, humans and science: Review of L. Birke, A. Arluke and M. Michael ‘The Sacrifice: How scientific experiments transform animals and people’. Society & Animals 16: 102-104.

Koteyko, N., Nerlich, B., Crawford, P., Wright, N. (2008) `Not rocket science' or `no silver bullet'? Media and government discourses about MRSA and cleanliness, Applied Linguistics, 29, 223-243.


Hobson-West, P. (2007) Beasts and boundaries: An introduction to animals in sociology, science and society. Qualitative Sociology Review 2(1): 23-41.

Kaiser M., Millar K., Thorstensen, E. and Tomkins S. (2007) Developing a user manual for the ethical matrix: GM fish as a case study. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20:65-80.

Millar K., and Tomkins S. (2007) Ethical analysis of the use of GM fish: Emerging issues for aquaculture. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20:437-453.