I’m Jack and I’m just finishing up my PhD and have started in a role as a Research Assistant with the Asher Behaviour Lab. I have a background in behavioural ecology and the application of technology to ecological and welfare related problems. I studied Zoology at Aberystwyth University, completed an MRes in Biological Sciences at Swansea University, and an MRes in Animal Behaviour here at Newcastle prior to my PhD. My PhD focussed on the application of accelerometer devices to the classification and monitoring of the health and welfare of domestic dogs with a particular focus on osteoarthritis.
Currently I am working on the application of thermal imaging and acoustic analysis techniques to better understand the welfare, growth, and condition of broiler hens. I am also continuing to develop the findings of my PhD thesis for publication and to produce an accessible, open-source, solution to analyse quadruped acceleration in R.
You can contact me on J.O’Sullivan4 at newcastle.ac.uk
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