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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
  • hannah.gauci

Professional biography

Current roles and appointments

  • Staff Tutor in Life Health & Chemical Sciences
  • Level 1 Science Student Support Team Sub-Team Faculty Lead
  • Member Science AL Staff Development Working Group
  • Member STEM new AL Induction Staff Development Working Group

Employment background 

  • Associate Lecturer Open University (2009-2017)
  • Head of Higher Education,& Lecturer in Animal Welfare and Veterinary Health, Moulton College. (2002-2009)
  • Research Associate University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (2000-2002)

Qualifications 

  • PhD Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Edinburgh University 2000
  • BSc (Hons). Animal Science. University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1996

Research interests

I have a research background in animal biology, specifically applied animal behaviour science (refer to publications).

Current research interests are in educational research. 

eSTEeM project ‘Assessing the effectiveness of the induction process for novice Associate Lecturers in preparing them for the Associate Lecturer role’. (http://www.open.ac.uk/about/teaching-and-learning/esteem/projects/themes/other/assessing-the-effectiveness-the-induction-process-novice-associate-lecturers)

eSTEeM project 'Summer Series of Journal Clubs: an opportunity to develop employability skills and a sense of community amongst students in secure environments' 

Teaching interests

Current modules:

SXL390 Researching Biology and Health (module strand chair)

S295 Biology of Survival (deputy module team chair) 

Publications

Horse personality: Variation between breeds (2008-08)
Lloyd, Adele Sian; Martin, Joanne Elizabeth; Bornett-Gauci, Hannah Louise Imogen and Wilkinson, Robert George
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 112(3-4) (pp. 369-383)
The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research (2006-08)
Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I.; Martin, J. E. and Arney, D. R.
Animal Welfare, 15(3) (pp. 299-308)
Evaluation of a novel method of horse personality assessment: Rater-agreement and links to behaviour (2006-07-24)
Lloyd, Adele Sian; Martin, Joanne Elizabeth; Gauci, Hannah and Wilkinson, Robert George
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105(1-3) (pp. 205-222)
Chronic stress in Sheep: Assessment tools and their use in different management conditions (2004-08)
Dwyer, CM and Gauci, Hannah
Animal Welfare, 13(3) (pp. 293-304)
Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows: 2. The provision of edible or inedible overground enrichment (2004-05)
Edge, H. L.; Bornett, H. L. I.; Newton, E. and Edwards, S. A.
Animal Welfare, 13(2) (pp. 233-237)
Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows: 1. The provision of a sacrificial rooting area (2003-10-20)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Edge, H. L. and Edwards, S. A.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 83(4) (pp. 267-276)
Impact of Animal Welfare on Costs and Viability of Pig Production in the UK (2003-03)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Guy, J. H. and Cain, P. J.
Journal of Agricultural Ethics, 16(2) (pp. 163-186)
The cost of increased animal welfare standards in UK pig production systems (2003)
Cain, P. J.; Guy, J. H. and Bornett, H. L. I.
Farm Management, 11(7) (pp. 433-444)
The effect of group housing on feeding patterns and social behaviour of previously individually housed growing pigs (2000-12)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Morgan, C. A.; Lawrence, A. B. and Mann, J.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 70(2) (pp. 127-141)
The flexibility of feeding patterns in individually housed pigs (2000-06)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Morgan, C. A.; Larwence, A. B. and Mann, J.
Animal Science, 70(3) (pp. 457-469)
The welfare of deer and wild boar at slaughter: the results of a producer survey (2004)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Martin, J. E.; Arney, D. R. and Simpson, A
In : Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science (2004, York) (pp. 251-251)
Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows: the provision of a special rooting area (2002)
Bornett, H. L. I. and Edwards, S. A.
In : Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science (2002, York) (pp. 38-38)
The comparative costs of higher welfare in UK pig finishing systems (2001)
Guy, J. H.; Bornett, H. L. I. and Cain, P. J.
In : What Price Cheap Food? British Society of Animal Science Occasional Meeting (Jun 2001, Edinburgh)
Does aggressiveness of individuals affect the feeding behaviour of group-housed growing pigs? (2001)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Morgan, C. A. and Larwence, A. B.
In : Proceedings of the UK meeting of the International Society of Applied Ethology (2001, York)
The effect of group housing on the feeding behaviour of growing pigs (2000)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Morgan, C. A.; Lawrence, A. B. and Mann, J.
In : Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Ethology (17-20 Oct 2000, Florianopolis, Brazil) (pp. 117-117)
The flexibility of feeding patterns in individually housed pigs (1999)
Bornett, H. L. I.; Morgan, C. A.; Lawrence, A. B. and Mann, J.
In : Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Ethology (17-21 Aug 1999, Lillehammer, Norway)

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