Christine J. Nicol
Professor of Animal Welfare at the Royal Veterinary College. Christine Nicol graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class degree in Zoology in 1981, and a PhD (DPhil) in 1986 on the welfare of laying hens. In 1985 she was appointed to a lectureship in Animal Welfare, followed by a Professorship (2001) at the University of Bristol. She has also held visiting appointments at Merton College, Oxford (2000), and the University of Waikato (1994). In 2017 she took up honorary positions at the University of Oxford (Senior Research Associate) and the University of Lincoln (Visiting Professor) and, in 2018, a new appointment as Professor of Animal Welfare at the Royal Veterinary College.
She has been awarded the Prince Laurent Foundation prize for work on equine welfare (with Prof McGreevy) (2001), the UFAW medal for Outstanding Achievement in Animal Welfare Science (2012), the International Society for Applied Ethology 50th Anniversary Wood-Gush Memorial Award (2016), the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) A.M. Leroy Fellowship Award for outstanding scientific contribution (2016), the British Veterinary Association (BVA) 50th Wooldridge Memorial Medal (2016) and was the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Tinbergen Lecturer (2017).
She is currently a member of the BBSRC Appointments Committee, the Messerli Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, the Swedish Formas grant assessment panel and the RSPB Ethics Council