Meet the speakers on the “Animal Welfare, Ethics and Rights” session’s panel
Professor of Law and Environmental Justice, ARU Law School, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Angus Nurse is Professor of Law and Environmental Justice at Anglia Ruskin University. He was previously Head of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University and prior to that was Associate Professor, Environmental Justice at Middlesex University School of Law. Angus has research interests in green criminology, criminality, critical criminal justice, environmental law, animal rights and human rights law. He is a member of the Wild Animal Welfare Committee (WAWC) and has previously worked in the environmental NGO field and as an Investigator for the Local Government Ombudsman. His books include Policing Wildlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Animal Harm: Perspectives on why People Harm and Kill Animals (Ashgate, 2013). Miscarriages of Justice: Causes, consequences and remedies (Policy Press, 2018) co-authored with Sam Poyser and Rebecca Milne, The Citizen and the State (Emerald, 2020) and Wildlife Criminology (Bristol University Press, 2020) co-authored with Tanya Wyatt.
Senior Vet for Animal Welfare and Professional Engagement, PDSA
Sean Wensley is Senior Vet for Animal Welfare and Professional Engagement at the UK veterinary charity, PDSA. He was President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and chaired the Animal Welfare Working Group of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE).
Sean is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, a founding director of Vet Sustain and is an Honorary Lecturer in animal welfare at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Nottingham. He has contributed to animal welfare and conservation projects around the world and in 2017 he received the inaugural World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Animal Welfare Award for Europe. In 2023 he received the J.A. Wight Memorial Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) for his outstanding contribution to pet welfare. His first book Through A Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals was selected as one of the Financial Times’ Best Summer Books of 2022.
Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies – University of Winchester
Steven McCulloch is Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies at the Animal Welfare Research Group, University of Winchester. Steven qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Bristol and holds a BA in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, University of London. He has a PhD from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, for his thesis “The British animal health and welfare policy process: accounting for the interests of sentient species”. He is a diplomat of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a recognised European veterinary specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. Steven’s research is focused on the science, ethics, and policy of animal protection.
Professor of Veterinary Ethics at Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine
Madeleine is a EBVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. She currently Chairs Defra’s Animal Welfare Committee (which provides independent expert advice to the English, Scottish and Welsh Governments), the BVA’s Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel, and the British Equestrian Federation’s Ethics and Welfare Advisory Group. Amongst other appointments, Madeleine is also a member of the British Horseracing Authority’s Ethics Panel and an Independent Director of The Greyhound Board of Great Britain.