Teaching staff and partners

The core teaching staff for the programme are listed below.

We also have a number of internationally recognised experts in their field contributing to the teaching of many aspects of the programme.

Name Role  
Dr Fritha Langford BSc, MSC, PhD

Programme Director, MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law

SRUC Lecturer and researcher in animal welfare 

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Professor Natalie Waran BSc, PhD

Jeanne Marchig Professor of Animal Welfare Education

Inaugural Director of the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

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Heather Bacon BSc, BVSc, CertZooMed, MRCVS Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager view profile
Dr Simon Turner, PhD SRUC Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Science, Welfare and Genetics view profile
Dr Rick D’Eath, BSc PhD SRUC Animal Welfare Research Scientist and Lecturer view profile
Professor Cathy Dwyer, PhD Team leader of the Animal Behaviour and Welfare team at SRUC view profile
Dr Marie Haskell, BSc, PhD SRUC Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Behaviour and Welfare view profile
Dr Susan Jarvis, BSc, PhD

SRUC Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

Programme Director of the on campus taught MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare

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Professor Alistair Lawrence, BSc, PhD Head of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at SRUC view profile
Professor Malcolm Mitchell, PhD SRUC Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Behaviour and Welfare view profile
Mike Radford, LLB, OBE University of Aberdeen. Lecturer/Specialist in Animal Welfare Law view profile
Professor Peter Sandoe, MA, D.Phil University of Copenhagen. Researcher and Lecturer in ethical issues relating to animals, biotechnology and food production view profile
Stine B. Christiansen, DVM, MSc University of Copenhagen. Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Ethics view profile
Jo White BSc Animal Welfare Policy consultant  

Associated partners


The World Society for the Protection of Animals exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. We work directly with animals and with the people and organisations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion.


Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College is an innovative, knowledge-based organisation supporting the development of rural communities and industries.

Scotland's Rural College


The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescue individual animals, protect entire populations and preserve precious habitats. They provide effective animal protection solutions delivered with intelligence, compassion and integrity.


Trusted partners

Animals Asia

Animals Asia is an Asian-focused registered charity with headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, the UK and USA, as well as Moon Bear Rescue Centres in China and Vietnam.

Animals Asia