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Dr Hannah Gauci

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Staff Tutor in Life, Health & Chemical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences
  • h.gauci

Professional biography

 

I have a research background in animal biology and worked at Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities before becoming a lecturer on undergraduate programmes in animal health and welfare in Northampton.  I joined the OU as an AL on S104 and gradually took on more modules over the years across levels. I’ve been a staff tutor in Life Health and Chemical Science since April 2017 and look after ALs on SDK100, S294, SK299, SDK228 and SXL390. I am also module strand chair for SXL390, and deputy chair for S295. I have a close working relationship with the Science SST in my role as Level 1 Science SST faculty sub-team lead where I act as a link between the Student Support Team and the faculty (including ALs!) on level 1 module issues. I am particularly interested in AL development; I enjoy being a member of the Science AL Staff Development Working group and I am working with Janette Wallace on an eSTEeM scholarship project that is assessing the effectiveness of induction for new ALs. We hope to develop a programme that helps new ALs feel more prepared and confident when they start their role.

Research interests

Publications

Lloyd, A.S., Martin, J.E., Bornett-Gauci, H.L.I. and Wilkinson, R.W. (2008). Horse personality: Variation between breeds. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 112 (3-4): 369-383

Lloyd, A.S., Martin, J.E., Bornett-Gauci, H.L.I and Wilkinson, R.W. (2007). Evaluation of a novel method of horse personality assessment: Rater agreement and links to behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 105 (1-3):205-222

Bornett-Gauci, H.L.I., Martin, J.E. and Arney D.R. (2006). The welfare of low-volume farm animals at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research. Animal Welfare 15 (3): 209-338

Dwyer, C.M.; Bornett, H.L.I. (2004). Chronic stress in sheep: assessment tools and their use in different management conditions Animal Welfare, 13 (3): 293-304

Edge, H.L.; Bornett, H.L.I.; Newton, E; Edwards, S.A. (2004). Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows: 2. The provision of edible or inedible over ground enrichment Animal Welfare, 13 (2): 233-237

Bornett, H.L.I., Martin, J.E., Arney, D.R. and Simpson, A.L. (2004). The welfare of low volume farmed animals during transport and at slaughter. Final project report on a project funded by the Humane Slaughter Association and carried out by Moulton College.

Bornett, H.L.I., Martin, J.E., Arney, D.R. and Simpson, A.L. (2004). The welfare of deer and wild boar at slaughter: the results of a producer survey. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, University of York, U.K. p251

Bornett, H.L.I.; Edge, H.L.; Edwards, S.A. (2003). Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows - 1. The provision of a sacrificial rooting area Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 83 (4): 267-276

Cain, P.J., Guy, J.H. and Bornett, H.L.I. (2003). The cost of increased animal welfare standards in UK pig production systems. Farm Management 11 (no 7): 433-444.

Bornett, H.L.I.; Guy, J.H.; Cain, P.J. (2003). Impact of animal welfare on costs and viability of pig production in the UK. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 16 (2): 163-186

Bornett, H.L.I, and Edwards, S.A. (2002). Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows: the provision of a special rooting area. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, University of York, U.K. p38.

Bornett, H.L.I., Morgan, C.A., Lawrence, A.B. (2001). Does aggressiveness of individuals affect the feeding behaviour of group-housed growing pigs? Proceedings of the UK meeting of the International Society of Applied Ethology. University of York.

Edwards, S.A., Bornett, H.L.I, and Edge, H.L. (2002). Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows. Final report on a project sponsored by the RSPCA and carried out by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Guy, J.H., Bornett, H.L.I. and Cain, P.J. (2001). The comparative costs of higher welfare in UK pig finishing systems. What Price Cheap Food, BSAS Occasional Meeting, Edinburgh, June, 2001.

Dwyer, C.M, Cockram M.S., Kent J.E, Rennie A, Molony, V,  Bornett H.L.I., Wemelsfelder .F and . Farish M. (2001). The welfare of sheep: A review of behavioural indicators of pain, suffering and distress. (A review conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (AW0909)). Place of compilation, Edinburgh.   Name of compiling institution: Scottish Agricultural College and University of Edinburgh.

Bornett, H.L.I.; Morgan, C.A.; Lawrence, A.B.; Mann, J. (2000). The effect of group housing on feeding patterns and social behaviour of previously individually housed growing pigs Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 70 (2): 127-141

Bornett, H.L.I.; Morgan, C.A.; Lawrence, A.B.; Mann, J. (2000). The flexibility of feeding patterns in individually housed pigs Animal Science, 70: 457-469

Bornett, H.L.I., Morgan, C.A., Lawrence, A.B. and Mann, J. (2000). The effect of group housing on the feeding behaviour of growing pigs. Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Florianopolis, Brazil. P117. Ed. A. Ramos, L.C. Pinheiro Machado F., and M.J. Hotzel.

Bornett, H.L.I., Morgan, C.A., Lawrence, A.B. and Mann, J. (1999). The flexibility of feeding patterns in individually housed pigs. Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Ethology. Lillehammer, Norway. P202. Ed. K.E. Boe, M. Bakken, B.O. Braastad.

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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