Graduate Students

Current PhD students

Niamh Caffrey ncaffrey

Graduate student from Ireland studying the transportation of animals for slaughter in Canada: current practice, welfare issues and regulatory control

Project funded by SJDAWC and the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada

Professional background:

  • BSc in Animal Science from Nottingham Trent University, UK. 2006
  • MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from University of Edinburgh, UK. 2008.

Research background:

  • Survey of euthanasia practices in animal shelters in Canada for a project funded by SJDAWC and initiated by CVMA and CFHS.
  • The effects of visitor numbers on the behaviour of Bonobos (Pan Paniscus) at Twycross Zoo.

Ketan Jung Dulal 


Previous PhD students 

Jackie Ellis jellis

Graduate student studying environmental enrichment to reduce stress in shelter cats.

Project funded by SJDAWC

Professional background:

  • BA (Hons) Anthropology, McMaster University, Canada (2002-2006)
  • MRes Primatology, Roehampton University, UK (2007-2008)

Research background: 

  • Research Assistant in the Centre for Research in Evolutionary Anthropology at Roehampton University, UK (Jan –August 2009)
  • MRes Dissertation, Social and behavioural correlates of stress in wild male olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) in Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria (March – September 2008)
  • BA (Hons) ISU/Dissertation, Survey and evaluation of quality of zoological facilities (January – June 2006)
  • Internship at Houston Zoo, Pongos Helping Pongos environmental enrichment programme (June – September 2005)

Rayappan Cyril Roy