Fourth Annual Meeting of AWRN

Date: 16/09/2019

University of Bristol







The Event

Monday 16th September

The main topic for day one was “Global Animal Welfare: International Collaboration, Funding and Global Challenges”, there were a range of talks from funding bodies and researchers with experience of working on international projects. In addition there was speed networking, “Meet the Researcher” lunch and breakout groups (one of which will be aimed at Early Career Researchers), followed by a drinks event.


Tuesday 17th September

The topic for day two of the meeting was “Novel Approaches in Animal Welfare Research”. This day included sessions on “Behaviour Change Theory and Practice” with a plenary from Jo White at Human Behaviour Change for Animals, “Microbiome and the Gut-Brain Axis” with a plenary from Phil Burnet at University of Oxford and a more varied session on “New Developments in Animal Welfare Science”. There was a poster session and parallel workshops linked to the topics for the day.




Venue and Travel Information

The whole meeting was hosted at the University of Bristol in the Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TU. This lovely venue is a bus ride and a short walk or a taxi ride from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station or Bristol Bus Station.



Buses 8,9 and 72 run from Bristol Temple Meads via the City Centre to within walking distance of the venue, ask the driver for “Triangle West”.

There are many taxi services, the University recommends Streamline taxis on +44 (0)117 926 4001.

There is no car parking available at Priory Road Complex, street parking is a mix of residents only and pay and display bays which allow you to park for a maximum of 3 hours. There is a long stay NCP car park nearby on Jacobs Wells Road, BS8 1EH. For more information and charges please click here.

If you are travelling by car, train or plane the University website has further information, simply click here.


The Clifton Hotel Group offer a range of accommodation from guesthouse to luxury hotel all within walking distance of the venue. Please contact them directly and quote “Animal Welfare Research Network” in order to receive a discounted rate. 

Other accommodation recommended by the University of Bristol, including some budget options can be found in this guide:

Hotel Guide 2019

Alternatively you are welcome to use the Visit Bristol website to find places to stay.


Any questions about the event, please get in touch with Poppy Statham (Network Manager) on



Visit website