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.

Latest from our Blog

Report on Grant Writing and Reviewing Workshop

  The Grant Writing and Reviewing workshop took place on Wednesday 16th September and due to COVID-19 restrictions was undertaken on Zoom, with delegates linking in from several countries.    Mike Mendl (Network Lead) welcomed everyone to the meeting and then introduced Luke ...Read more >

Reports on Seed Funding

Summary of the projects funded using the BBSRC Seeding Catalyst Awards.  1. Automated welfare monitoring of dairy cows using 3-dimensional imaging and deep learning - Prof Melvyn Smith & Dr Mark Hansen. This project was carried out with Agsenze, Westpoint Farm Vets ...Read more >

Report on Companion Animal Welfare Science Workshop

AWRN implementing new methods to improve companion animal welfare science (CAWS) in the UK workshop Workshop organisers Rowena Packer and Lucy Asher welcomed everyone to the workshop on 16th December 2019. There were 60 delegates in attendance from a variety of ...Read more >