Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences

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We carry out research on animal-derived food products that make a positive contribution to human nutrition. We explore how they may contribute to long-term health, and be produced in a welfare-friendly manner whilst minimising environmental pollutants and production costs. The animal-related work is carried out at the Centre for Dairy Research which has state-of-the-art facilities, including large animal calorimeters.


Dr Caroline Rymer

PhD admissions lead - Dr Caroline Rymer
BSc, Physiology and Biochemistry of Farm Animals, PhD, FSB

Caroline is a Lecturer in Animal Science with a specific research interest in characterising feeds and improving animal health and the quality of animal-derived foods through nutrition. She contributes a significant amount of teaching to the BSc Animal Science programme in a range of subjects including animal health, nutrition and welfare.

She also supervises student work in the laboratory, is an academic tutor and leads our biannual field course on wildlife reserve management in South Africa. Caroline currently holds the prestigious role of President of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).

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