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Philip has worked in the agricultural industry for over thirty years as a dairy herdsman and dairy herd manager working predominately with Holstein / Friesian and Jersey herds in the East Midlands. He has been lecturing in Further Education and Higher Education since 2010 and progressed into educational management in 2013.

Research interests

• Calf and heifer rearing and management: Use of calf jackets, milk powder concentration, dry matter intakes, cross breeding / heterosis, age at first service.
• Grass based dairy systems
• Public understanding of farm assurance schemes
• Meat quality and packaging
• Mental health and wellbeing in the agricultural industry

Education/Academic qualification

Anthrozoology, MRes, Impact of Working with Dairy Cattle on Farmer Wellbeing and Mental Health , University of the West of England (UWE)

2 Oct 201631 Jul 2018

Award Date: 1 Aug 2018

Teaching and learning in the lifelong sector, PGCE, Engaging FE Agriculture Students in Novel Teaching Approaches, University of Northampton

9 Sept 201031 Jul 2012

Award Date: 1 Aug 2012

Land Management with Agriculture, BSc, Relationship Between BCS and Dystocia in Primiparous Dairy cattle, University of Northampton

30 Sept 200931 Aug 2010

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

Land Management, FdSc, University of Northampton

30 Sept 20071 Jul 2009

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

External positions

Curriculum Validation Panel Member , Askam Bryan College

9 Jun 2023

Critical Review and Validation Panel Member, Harper Adams University

4 May 2023

External Examiner, University Centre Sparsholt

10 Jan 2021 → …

Forum Member, Worshipful Company of Farmers

31 Jan 2010 → …


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