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Dr Tamzin Furtado BA(hons), AdvDip, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Associate Livestock & One Health


Personal Statement

Tamzin is a social scientist with a background in global health, and has a specific interest in the interconnections between human and animal health and wellbeing. She completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool studying how we can improve the management of obesity in horses, particularly focusing on horse-human relationships and human behaviour change. She now works on projects covering a wide range of aspects of understanding human behaviour in order to improve companion animal welfare, and in using social sciences to find out more about how we can help people to change.

Keywords: behaviour change, social science, animal welfare, qualitative research

University of Liverpool Public Engagement Award 2023, Commended
University of Liverpool Early Career Researcher of the Year 2020, Winner
University of Liverpool Public Engagement Award 2019, Winner

Examples of recent keynote speeches and major conference appearances:
Managing obesity across companion animals: invited presentation at British Veterinary Association conference (BVA Live); May 2023
Managing obesity: the human factors; invited presentation at British Equine Veterinary Association conference; September 2022
Behaviour Change Science for Animal Welfare: Keynote at the European Association of Zoo Animal Nutrition Annual Conference; 28 Jan 2021
Human behaviour change for improving equine welfare? Keynote lecture at the 3rd International Equine Welfare Conference 2020
From Overbreding to Obesity: the one key to addrssing equine welfare; Keynote lecture at Alltech Hartpury Equine Student Conference, June 2022