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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

I have a research background in animal biology, specifically animal behaviour and worked at Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities before becoming a lecturer on undergraduate programmes in veterinary health and welfare at Moulton College in Northamptonshire, and later Head of Higher Education. 

I joined the OU in 2009 as an Associate Lecturer (AL) on S104, Exploring Science and since have tutored students on a range of undergraduate science modules at all levels. I’ve been a Staff Tutor in the school of Life Health and Chemical Sciences since April 2017 and manage ALs on SDK100, S294, SK299, SDK228 and SXL390. I am also module strand chair for SXL390, Researching Biology and Health Science, and deputy chair for S295, The Biology of Survival.  I have a close working relationship with the Science Student Support Team (SST) in my role as Level 1 Science SST faculty sub-team lead where I act as a link between the SST and the faculty 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 staff tutor colleague 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.

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)
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 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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