Clive Phillips is the Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science. Clive commenced his academic career by studying agriculture at Reading University and obtaining a PhD in dairy cow nutrition and behaviour from the University of Glasgow. He then became a lecturer in farm animal production and medicine at the Universities of Cambridge and Wales, where he also conducted research into cattle and sheep welfare. As the inaugural holder of the University of Queensland Chair in Animal Welfare he is now involved in vast amounts of diverse research in animal welfare and ethics, and has been involved in the development and implementation of State, Federal and international government animal welfare policies. With over 300 publications on animal welfare, he has written widely on animal welfare and management in scientific journals, blogs and books. Clive is also editor for scientific journal 'Animals', and a series of books on animal welfare for Springer.
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Michelle studied psychology and human resources management in Australia, before completing postgraduate scientific studies in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law at Edinburgh University Veterinary School. Since then, she has been managing international animal welfare projects and publishing work in the field. She has previously worked as a senior manager in the private sector, in the not-for-profit animal welfare sector and within the veterinary industry. Michelle has also established a philosophy focused animal welfare charity in Australia, tutors veterinary science students, and is completing her PhD with the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. Michelle's specific research interest is cross-cultural anthrozoology, and she aims to better understand the ways in which livestock stakeholders could be motivated to improve animal welfare standards across different countries.
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Professor Dr. Zulkifli Idrus is currently the Director of Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and M.S. degrees from UPM in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He holds a PhD degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A. His research career has focused on animal stress physiology and welfare, and nutritional requirements under stressful environments. Zulkifli was selected by the Academy Science Malaysia as one of the top Malaysian research scientists in 2012.
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Mark is the Principal Adviser of the Animal Welfare Team in the Animal & Animal Products Directorate, Regulation & Assurance Branch of the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand. He has a background in sheep and beef cattle farming and has previously been a scientist (reproductive physiology of farm animals especially red deer) and in agricultural ethics, including as a consultant specialising in science and ethics relating to extensive farming and biotechnology. His involvement in animal welfare has included past roles with New Zealand’s National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animal in Research and Testing, the Bioethics Council, and the NZ Society of Animal Production.
Kate is a veterinarian with almost 15 years of professional animal welfare advocacy, technical and project management experience as well as One Health development & epidemiology experience. She currently holds the role of Senior Programme Adviser, working on projects in the Asia Pacific region, after living and working in Asia for 8 years. Now particularly focusing on humane sustainable agriculture and a range of external relations work including advocacy towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals - animal welfare policy and legislation, humane slaughter with Indonesia, ASEAN and Vietnam, and humane farming with an interest in corporate engagement. Previous roles included the welfare of companion animals, working equines, tertiary education and the regulation of animals in research, plus research for development of smallholder pig production and One Health in Lao PDR. Kate also holds an MSc in Tropical Vet Medicine and membership in epidemiology, associate animal welfare.
After attaining his Veterinary qualifications in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nhiem went on to obtain a masters degree in management in the Philippines and a masters in science, focusing on veterinary public health in Thailand and Germany. Following on from this Nhiem completed his PhD in Norway researching the intensification of animal production systems and improving productivity and meat quality of beef cattle production in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Dr Nhiem is currently a lecturer at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (formerly Hanoi University of Agriculture) and is Vice Chair of the Department of Veterinary Public Health in Vietnam.
Pongchan received his Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Applied Ethology from Kansas State University and is now an Associate Professor in the School of Animal Production Technology at the Institute of Agricultural Technology, Suranaree University of Technology. His specific research interests include Thai native pig conservation and utilization, domestic animal behaviour, and sustainable livestock production systems.