Amanda Doughty is a Research Scientist for Allflex Australia and works as part of the Animal Monitoring Research and Development team. This group is focused on developing animal monitoring technologies, based on measuring behavioural changes, and using these innovations to improve the health and welfare of livestock.
Prior to this, Amanda was researching novel and automated methods of assessing the welfare of extensively kept sheep at the University of New England. Other research interests include understanding changes in animal motivation and preference, the role of the producer in livestock welfare and developing practical methods of measuring and improving the welfare of livestock.
Amanda studied Zoology at Massey University and completed a Master of Animal Studies at the University of Queensland. This was followed by a PhD with the CSIRO and University of New England.
Dr Doughty will be talking about Developing welfare assessments for livestock in a commercial environment from a commercial perspective – view abstract