Director Eco Research & Education Centre. Consultant on Ecological Agriculture & Animal Behaviour & Welfare Problems.
La Combe, Bezaudun sure Bine.
Education: schooling & brought up in
B.Sc. (1961) Zoology.
D.Phil (1969) Ethology.
Thesis:"Displays in Ungulates, Canids and Felids with particular reference to their causation ".
Philosophy of Animal Minds. University of
Honorary fellowships Biology, Univ Sussex, 1977-83 Agriculture,
Major Awards & Research
1964. Goldsmiths Scholarship to
1971. Commonwealth Foundation Travelling Fellowship to
1970-72. Agricultural Research Council Fellowship to study the Behavioural & Welfare Problems of Farm Animals.
1972. Mammal Research Institute Teaching & Research Fellowship to teach wildlife management and study the ecology and behaviour of Blesbok & Eland at University of Pretoria, and horses: National Equestrian Centre, South Africa.
1974-76. Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Research Fellowship. Studied the behaviour and welfare of suckler cattle and veal calves.
1976. Churchill Memorial Travelling Fellowship to visit Organic farms in
1987-89. Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fellowship to study the welfare of circus and zoo animals.
1988. Welcome Foundation Senior Fellowship to visit & study philosophy of animal welfare with Prof. B. Rollin,
1990. Royal Society of
1992. EU scholarship to attend a Cognitive Science Workshop, Aix en
1994. British Council Award to teach Ecological Agriculture and Animal Welfare & Husbandry in
1995. Farm and Food Society award to research further improved welfare of dairy cattle.
1998. Womens' World
Oct 2002 – July 2003. Brenda Ryman Fellowship,
Jan - April 2006. Fellow Animal Welfare group. Dept Vet Science, University of Bristol. Invitation Prof C.Nicol.
Jan - March 2007. Visiting scholar Dept of Philosophy University of California, Berkeley, invitation Prof.J.Searle.
Teaching & other experience.
1963-64. Teaching courses in biology, ecology and animal behaviour in universities in
1966-83. Teaching undergraduate courses in ethology, origin of agriculture, ecology, evolution, population and resources. Adult education courses in Sussex Natural History, World Futures, Organic Agriculture & Gardening, Animal Ethics and Welfare, Wildlife and Conservation, Equine Behaviour. Sussex University
1972..Taught M.Sc. in Wildlife Management & Welfare,
1973. Had to leave S.Africa for political reasons. Taught Biology in a bush school
1977. Lecture tour to
1979. Lecture tour
1983-89. Founded second Ecological Farm in Isle of
1990-... Teaching undergraduate course in Animal Cognition, Environmental Philosophy, Ethology, Animal Ethics and Welfare in various universities (agric, vet, biology & psychology schools) Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Lancaster, Exeter, Cambridge, Ghent, Brussels, Utrecht, Waegningen, Paris, Perth, Melbourne, Armidale, Brisbane, Massey, Paris, Tokyo, Kyoto, Japanese Racing authority, Nairobi, Jo'burg, Harare, Lusaka, Lilongwe etc.). Adult education workshops and courses on Animal Welfare, organic agriculture, horse behaviour and husbandry in many countries incl.
1994 Founded Eco Research Centre. Throwleigh,
1996-2007 Field work each year in
1999. Sabbatical year. Studied Elephant Cognition
1979-. Developing and running 1 year courses in the theory and practice of Ecological Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Welfare, Equine Behaviour, Welfare & Environmental philosophy at Eco Research & Educational Centre.
2003. Moved to La Drome & began establishment of the Centre d'Eco-Eho Recherche et Education, La Combe, Drome.
The living world, working and teaching animals, wildlife conservation, poetry, dance & music (play bassoon).
English, Swahili, French fluent. German, Italian, Spanish, Kikuyu & Shona a little.
Passed students/post doc fellows include Prof. Christine Nicol, Professor in Animal Welfare, Vet.