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Giuliana Miguel-Pacheco Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Address
WCVM 2510

Research Area(s)

  • swine health, welfare, ethics, onewelfare

Profile

Dr. Giuliana Miguel-Pacheco is a veterinarian with an MSc degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD degree in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Nottingham.

She started her research career working in play behaviour in dairy calves under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Rushen and Anne Marie De Passille at the Agassiz Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. She then continued her training with Dr. Jon Huxley and Dr. Jasmeet Kaler looking at the effect of lameness treatment on dairy cattle behaviour and welfare at the University of Nottingham.

She has worked as an animal behaviour scientist in various research projects in the United Kingdom and Mexico that included the effect of periconceptional nutrition on beef calves, personality in dairy cows, assessment of captive elephant welfare, and precision livestock farming (dairy cattle and sheep).

As a veterinarian, she has trained in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the Small Animal Referral Hospital at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has worked as a teaching assistant in anatomy and animal reproduction courses at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham, and as an animal ethics lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Dr. Miguel-Pacheco has also worked as an independent farm animal welfare consultant for international food companies and animal welfare NGOs, mainly in the United States and Latin America. She is currently the assistant secretary of the International Society for Applied Ethology and Internationalization Officer of the Animal Welfare Research Network.

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, Alas Peruanas University, Lima, Peru
  • MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • PhD in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Research Interests

Dr Miguel-Pacheco is interested in the research of animal welfare indicators to facilitate and improve welfare assessments. She is keen on interdisciplinary collaborations in line with her values: empathy, integrity, diversity, creativity.

As a veterinarian and scientist, she is also interested in studying the effect of veterinary treatment or veterinary settings on the behaviour and welfare of animals, and in understanding teaching methods that train humane veterinarians.