Dr Lizzie Rowe
Areas of interest
My interests lie in agroecological systems as an intersection between farming for higher animal welfare and nature conservation/restoration. Particular interests include assessing and promoting positive welfare of farmed animals, pasture-fed production, and insects as a sustainable protein source.
Research centres and groupsSustainable Food Systems Research Group
Pathways to Sustainable Food
I am an animal welfare scientist passionate about the natural world and making the planet a better place for all animals, human and non-human alike. I gained my PhD in Clinical Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol after an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in Zoology) at Cambridge University. After leaving academia to work in the NGO sector I returned to the University of Bristol as a Research Associate in farm animal welfare before joining the University of Reading, as well as project managing a major research grant at a black soldier fly farming company. I also work as a freelance consultant on a range of animal welfare and sustainability projects, and farm a small flock of laying hens.
Academic qualificationsBA (Hons), MA (Cantab), PhD
Professional bodies/affiliationsAnimal Welfare Research Network
Stokes, J. E., Rowe, E., Mullan, S., Pritchard, J. C., Horler, R., Haskell, M. J., ... & Main, D. C. (2022). A “Good Life” for Dairy Cattle: Developing and Piloting a Framework for Assessing Positive Welfare Opportunities Based on Scientific Evidence and Farmer Expertise. Animals, 12(19), 2540.
Rowe, E., & Mullan, S. (2022). Advancing a “Good Life” for Farm Animals: Development of Resource Tier
Frameworks for On-Farm Assessment of Positive Welfare for Beef Cattle, Broiler Chicken and Pigs. Animals, 12(5),
Rowe, E., Rix, J., & Mullan, S. (2021) Rationale for defining recognition of “higher” animal welfare farm assurance
schemes in a global food system: the GAWA alliance. Frontiers in Animal Science - Animal Welfare and Policy, 68.
Dawkins, M., Rowe, E. (2020) Poultry welfare monitoring: group-level technologies. In: Nicol, C. (Ed.)
Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of chickens. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds.
Mullan, S., Bunglavan, S. J., Rowe, E., Barrett, D. C., Lee, M. R. F., Ananth, D. & Tarlton, J. (2020) Welfare
Challenges of Dairy Cows in India Identified Through On-Farm Observations. Animals. 10, 4, 13 p. 586.
Rowe, E., Dawkins, M. S. & Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G. (2019) A Systematic Review of Precision Livestock Farming in
the Poultry Sector: Is Technology Focussed on Improving Bird Welfare? Animals 9, 9, 18 p., 614.