Associate Dean, Graduate Studies; Professor, Applied Biology; Animal Welfare Program; NSERC Industri, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, CanadaBiography
Dan is a Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair at The University of British Columbia. Dan's research focuses on developing behavioral measures for the objective assessment of animal welfare and developing practical methods of improving the welfare of farm animals, lab animals and wildlife. His scientific work on laboratory animals has focused on euthanasia, especially developing humane methods for euthanasia of rats, mice and zebra fish; new work is examining the effects of enriched housing systems on welfare and cognition in rats. Recent survey-based work has focused on describing the attitudes of people around contentious issues in agriculture and laboratory animal use.