Brian Evans
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I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural and Food Sciences from University of Nottingham in 1994; a PGCE in 2005 from University of Wales, Newport and I have recently gained an MSc in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production at Aberystwyth University.  I have worked with livestock over the past twenty years both as a dairy farmer and a national livestock consultant. I joined Hartpury College in 2009 and I have taught numerous modules but I am currently module leading Animal Nutrition and Advanced Animal Production. As senior lecturer I am also coordinating and overseeing the foundation year degree programmes of study offered at Hartpury University. 

Knowledge exchange has very much been in the way as an external examiner. Over the past five year I have been head external moderator for Somerset College’s HE to Access diploma science courses and I am currently external examiner with Plymouth University overseeing the Agriculture degree programme at Duchy College.  Other knowledge exchange work has involved one to one farmer consultancy work and livestock farmer workshops for whole farm health and nutrition. My main research interests of research study are animal nutrition; animal health and livestock production.

Current teaching

I am presently Foundation Year coordinator at Hartpury University and have worked over several years to enhance the skills and experiences of the foundation year students, with the excellent help of the foundation year teaching team, in order for this cohort of students to successfully progress on to their desired degree programme of study.  Additionally, I support and provide guidance for different student year groups on the BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree programme as their academic tutor. I am currently and have previously been module leader at undergraduate level for Forage and Grassland Management, Animal Nutrition, Applied Animal Nutrition, Advanced Animal Nutrition, Animal Production, Advanced Animal Production, Principles of Livestock Production, Foundation Biological Principles, Foundation Animal Studies, Systems Biology and Rural Diversification.

During my time as lecturer at Hartpury University, I have fully enjoyed supervising numerous dissertation research students, where I have been able to facilitate and advise on student own projects and to give them the confidence in becoming independent enquiring researchers. Research projects have ranged from livestock probiotic supplementation; consistency of animal diets preparation and during the feed period to fundamental health of the dairy cow during the transition period.

Research interests

My interest in research is very much motivated and directed towards the enhancement of animal welfare and sustainable livestock production via animal nutrition and health.  Consequently, my key research involves and has involved dairy cow total mixed ration consistency and quality; effective forage production and feed out to livestock; probiotic and prebiotic supplementation in the livestock industry; effective management on minimising livestock parasite burden and canine and feline nutritional health.   

Education/Academic qualification

Sustainable & Efficient Food Production , MSc, Consistency of fibre characteristics in dairy cow rations from start to finish , Aberystwyth University

17 Sept 201715 Jul 2020

Award Date: 15 Jul 2020

PGCE, University of Wales, Newport

… → 2005

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Agricultural and Food Sciences, BSc, University of Nottingham

… → 1994

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994


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