Dr Ian Duncan
University of Guelph, Canada

Dr. Ian Duncan was born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied for his Ph.D. at the Poultry Research Centre in Edinburgh, with a research topic of frustration in the domestic fowl. He continued to work at the Poultry Research Centre for over 20 years on topics related to behaviour and welfare. He advised the Commission of the European Communities on farm animal welfare matters.

In 1989, Dr. Duncan joined the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Guelph and is Professor of Applied Ethology in that Department. He also holds the Chair in Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph. From 1990 to 1998, he was Director of the Col. K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. Dr. Duncan has published over 150 scientific papers most of which are connected to animal welfare. His current research interests include developing methods of asking animals what they feel about the conditions under which they are kept and the procedures to which they are subjected.

"The costs and benefits of tail docking dairy cows."

The Animal Welfare Science Centre was established by the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria. The Centre focuses and coordinates the research and academic resources of the three collaborating organisations, providing the animal industries, animal users, the farming community, Government, the general community and the academic community with an internationally competitive research, teaching and training resource in animal welfare.