Mary is a research fellow at Queen's University, carrying out welfare projects alongside the broiler industry in Northern Ireland. Her PhD focuses on improving the housing of intensively farmed broiler chickens.
She studies animal behaviour in order to identify markers of positive emotions in broiler chickens, which could help inform how to create positive living environments for livestock in captivity.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Queen's University Belfast
Queen's University Belfast, PhD in Animal Welfare
University of Edinburgh, MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare
University of Liverpool, BSc Bioveterinary Science
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Does grouping environmental enrichments together affect the way they are used by commercially housed broiler chickens?.
animal, Play behaviour, fear responses and activity levels in commercial broiler chickens provided with preferred environmental enrichments