The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

Professor David Mellor

Autumn 2011 - Animal emotions, behaviour and the promotion of positive welfare states.

Autumn 2011

To view the slides from his PowerPoint presentation, given at Moredun, please follow the link below.

Brief Biography

Prof David Mellor graduated with a BSc (Hons) from New England University, Australia, in 1966 and with a PhD from Edinburgh University in 1969.After competing his PhD he spent 18 years as Head of the Physiology Department and Leader of the Perinatal Studies Group at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh.

Subsequently he spent 10 years as Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology and Anatomy in the Veterinary Science Faculty at Massey University, New Zealand. Currently he is still at Massey University where he holds the positions of Distinguished Scientist, Director of the Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, Professor of Animal Welfare Science and Professor of Applied Physiology and Bioethics. In 1999 the Minister of Agriculture in New Zealand appointed him as Chairman of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, a position he still holds.

He is an active researcher, teacher and consultant in animal welfare science, the physiology of the fetus and newborn, and bioethics as it applies to animals. He has more than 310 publications in these areas.