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Professor Simon Turner

Professor Simon Turner

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Simon Turner

 0131 651 9359

Scotland’s Rural College
W Mains Rd


Simon is a senior researcher in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and Animal and Veterinary Sciences. His main research interest lies in understadning the causes and consequences of individiual differences in social behaviour (pigs) and the response to human handling (beef cattle). Alongside colleagues, his research also addresses long-standing welfare issues by assessing the role that selective breeding can play in producing animals more suited to the environments in which they are housed.

Leading Ideas

  • Agricultural Systems and Land Management
  • Livestock Welfare
  • Livestock Health

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.2 - Livestock Production, Health, Welfare, and Disease Control
  • 2.2.8 Improved husbandry & reduction of painful procedures
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.1 Improvement of livestock
  • 2.3.9 Integrated management systems