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Dr Rachael Neal

  • School Director of Recruitment and Admissions
  • Animal Sciences Teaching Forum Leader
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Module convenor

Areas of interest

  • Enthusiastic teacher with diverse experience across the animal sciences, covering livestock, companion animals and equine.
  • Particular interest in helping undergraduate students enhance their employability and develop strong self-reflection and self-awareness regarding career progression and recruitment potential.
  • Distance learning experience of students enrolled on our sustainable livestock modules.
  • Teaching mentoring and teaching projects
  • Leadership of Department of Animal Sciences teaching strategy through our regular ‘Teaching Forum’, including new programme development, embedding transferrable skills, authentic assessment, and implementing the Reading curriculum framework.

Postgraduate supervision

Primary PhD supervisor: Holly Vickery (UoR GTA studentship) – Goat kid behaviour and welfare in the weaning transition


Module convenor for:

  • AP2A68 Mini Placement and Professional Development for Animal Scientists
  • APMA114 Contemporary Issues in Animal Science
  • APMA115 Sustainable Livestock Production Systems

Academic qualifications

  • BSc, PhD (2009)
  • PGCert Academic Practice (2014)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)