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Professor David Main

University of Bristol
Professor of Animal Welfare
Bristol, UK
David Main is a Head of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group and Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Bristol Veterinary School. His research interests include welfare assessment, intervention strategies to improve welfare and animal welfare education in farm and companion animal species. He is project co-ordinator of the AssureWel project, a collaboration with RSPCA and Soil Association, that aims to embed welfare outcomes into the assurance process of certification schemes. He was principle investigator for the Healthy Feet project that has been widely adopted by the dairy industry and he is also part of the EU WelNet project that is a network of welfare scientists providing welfare advice to the European Commission