Dr Louise Buckley

Masters Programme Co-ordinator in Clinical Animal Behaviour

Contact details



The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus

Post code
EH25 9RG


  • Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes


Prior to joining the vet school I lectured in veterinary nursing and animal behaviour/welfare at Harper Adams University for seven years, and completed a PhD here at the University of Edinburgh/Scottish Rural College (then SAC) in broiler breeder welfare.  I am also a practicing Registered Veterinary Nurse, and have worked (and still do) in clinical practice since 1998, predominantly within emergency and first opinion clinical environments.


I am the Programme Coordinator for the Clinical Animal Behaviour online masters course, and my current remit includes: pastoral support, course management, teaching and supervision of students undertaking their MSc dissertation projects.

Area of Expertise

Research Expertise - Evidence-based Veterinary Nursing: Animal Behaviour & welfare


2011Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , University of Keele Teaching & Learning in Higher Education2007Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Food choices for hungry broiler breeders: do they prefer quantitative or qualitative dietary restriction?2006Postgraduate Diploma, University of Edinburgh Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare2004Bachelor of Philosophy, University of Hull Philosophy2001Bachelor of Applied Science Animal Science (Behavioural Studies)

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA Registered Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Research summary

 My academic interests include: evidence-based veterinary medicine/healthcare/nursing, veterinary education and clinical governance, and I am involved with a number of external veterinary organisations (RCVS Knowledge, BSAVA, BVNA) associated with maintaining these interests.

Research activities