Tess Skidmore

Tess completed her undergraduate education at Lancaster University, graduating with a First Class BA Geography degree in 2016. Whilst there, she became interested in policy-making processes in controversial areas, particularly how socio-ethical issues manifest in human-animal relations.

Tess completed her Masters at the University of Bristol in 2016-17, before moving to Southampton to complete her PhD in ‘The Changing Policy and Practice of Laboratory Animal Rehoming’ which she successfully passed in April 2021.

Working on Project 3 of the Wellcome Trust Animal Research Nexus Programme, she is investigating the extent that a ‘Culture of Care’ exists in laboratory environments, and how this can be continued throughout all life stages of the research animal, both inside and outside of the traditional ‘laboratory space’.