Welcome to the BBSRC-UFAW Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) website. The Network is co-funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).

It aims to bring together the UK animal welfare research community, researchers in related areas, and stakeholders with interests in animal welfare, to identify important research topics, increase collaboration, and support and encourage research activities.

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Report on the Sixth Annual Meeting of the AWRN

  SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AWRN   DATE: 15/07/2021   ONLINE     THURSDAY 15TH AND FRIDAY 16TH JULY 2021 – ONLINE     Due to Covid restrictions the meeting took place using Zoom, enabling more delegates than ever to join in with the meeting.      Session 1 – Welcome and New Developments in ...Read more >

Report on AWRN-Funded Equine Athletes Workshop

            How Happy are Equine Athletes? Assessing Equine Quality of Life in Equestrian Sporting Disciplines Online workshop - 30th March 2021 The aim of this workshop was to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration between representatives of the equestrian sporting disciplines and ...Read more >

Report on Workshop: Novel methods of Human Behaviour Change

  Dr Grace Carroll1 and Dr Mary Baxter2 1 Animal Behaviour Centre, School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, David Keir Building, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast BT95BN.  2 Institute for Global Food Security, Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queens University Belfast, Malone Road, Belfast ...Read more >