University of Exeter

Gail is Professor in Human Geography at the University of Exeter. Her work is located at the intersections of human geography; science and technology studies; and animal studies. Recent research seeks to chart the changing geographies of laboratory animal research, support decision-making in...

Fiona French is the Project Administrator and based at the University of Exeter.  Fiona has over 15 years of experience working in the Higher Education sector, having previously worked in student support roles across several disciplines.  Fiona’s role within the project is to provide administrative...

Rich is a human geographer based at the University of Exeter. Rich is particularly interested in how our social, cultural, and emotional relationships with animals intersect with ideas and practices of health, care, and medicine. Rich’s previous research has involved working with people affected by...

University of Manchester

Bentley obtained a BSc in Marine Biology at the University of Stirling, followed by an MSc in Cellular Pathology at University of Westminster before completing a PhD in Virology at Imperial College London, while working as a veterinary virologist for the Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA). As a...

Rob is a Lecturer in Medical History and Humanities at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester (UK). His work examines the role of nonhuman animals in human cultures, particularly in science, medicine and health. Rob leads the historical...

Dmitriy is a historian of science and medicine with a broad interest in 20th century biomedicine, human-animal relations and the history of science communication. His PhD examined the invention and early adoption of genetically modified (transgenic) mice in the 1980s US and Britain. He has since...

University of Nottingham

Vanessa qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Liverpool University in 2000, spent several years in mixed and then companion animal practice and became interested in animal ethics following her appointment as a Named Veterinary Surgeon. Vanessa hold an RCVS Certificate in Animal Welfare Science,...

Pru is Associate Professor in Welfare, Ethics and Society at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. She is a social scientist with expertise in medical sociology, science and technology studies, and veterinary ethics. Pru has significant experience of...

Renelle is a PhD student at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University Of Nottingham. She received her MSc in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture. Following this, Renelle worked as a Research Assistant at Blackpool Council,...

University of Oxford

Beth is Associate Professor of Human Geography and Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford. Her research examines the social implications of scientific innovations in the areas of health, biomedicine and the environment. Employing a range of qualitative, ethnographic and archival methods,...

Reuben is a postdoctoral research assistant working on the AnNex project ‘Incorporating new species and sites’ with Dr Beth Greenhough at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford. With particular interests in things fishy, Reuben will be focusing on the introduction of zebrafish into...

Ally’s background is in social anthropology and primatology. Her research to date has focused on relationships between humans and orangutans, with a particular focus on ethical dilemmas faced by humans who work with the charismatic red ape. Ally’s Master of Arts thesis examined relationships...

University of Southampton

Sara is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, where she is exploring the changing networks around the breeding, supply, and archiving of laboratory animals. Having previously researched how agricultural seeds are banked and circulated for conservation purposes for her PhD in Science...

Emma is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Southampton and an Honorary Research Associate at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol. Emma is a leading trans-disciplinary scholar that develops from her core concerns as a social and cultural geographer in...

Tess is a PhD student in the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Southampton. 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...