Wanda McCormick
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Research interests

Wanda's research interests cover a wide range of animal welfare topics, especially those surrounding the physiological impacts of welfare challenges in captive animals. Most of her current projects are focused around companion animal welfare, especially nutrition.

Current teaching

Wanda supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students on their dissertations / individual projects as well providing lectures / seminars in several different modules.

She also supervises several PhD / MPhil students with many who have successfully completed.


External positions and memberships

Wanda is a member of the Animal Welfare Research Network, Royal Society of Biology and a STEM Ambassador. She also sits on the Research Engagement Group for the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a voluntary reviewer for Animals journal.

Wanda also works closely with a wide range of industry partners on applied animal welfare topics. These include pet food companies, such as Dodson & Horrell Ltd, and professional industry bodies, such as UK Pet Food, Pet Industry Federation and British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Doctoral supervisions and completions

Current PGRs:

Mr Peter Muckle - "Development of a tool to visually assess the draught efficiency of equid-drawn carts and carriages in Africa." (Current - self funded; in collaboration with Dr Kathryn Nankervis)

Ms Natalie Powdrill-Wells - "Companion Animal Welfare: Understanding Owner Awareness, Decisions Making and Challenges." (Current - self funded; in collaboration with Dr Alison Wills and Dr Chris Pawson)

Ms Georgia Oaten - " Exploring the interplay between zoo visitor and animal wellbeing in Sulawesi crested black macaque (Macaca nigra) (Current - self funded; in collaboration with Prof Vicky Melfi and Dr Chris Pawson)

Ms Mel Bell - "The relationship between body shape and gait in healthy dogs." (Current - self funded; in collaboration with Dr Jo Wright & Prof Tony Kay)

Ms Stella Chapman-Guest - "An investigation into the veterinary care of animals being rehomed through the RSPCA in the North of England." (Current - self funded; in collaboration with Dr Noel Harris, Dr Jodie Score & Dr Jackie Campbell)

Ms Helen Tedds - "Evaluating the exotic pet trade: legal and ethical issues." (Current - self-funded / part funded by Moulton College; in collaboration with Dr Simon Sneddon, Prof Jeff Ollerton & Dr Ros Clubb)

Ms Blessing Katampe - "The Contribution of Aquaculture to Poverty Alleviation/Food Security Among the Rural Poor in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja." (Current - funded by Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with Dr Chris Holt & Dr Catherine Waite


PGRs supervised to completion:

Mr Joshua Onyango - "Epidemiology of contagious pustular dermatitis (orf) in sheep flocks across Great Britain." (2021 – self-funded)

Dr Clare Ellis - "Developing methods to assess personality in rabbits." (2020 - self-funded / part funded by Moulton College)

Dr Zainab Al-Rubaye - "The use of multivariable wireless sensor data to early detect lameness in sheep." (2020 - funded by gorvernment of Iraq)

Dr Lauren Samet - "The use of herbal nutraceuticals to reduce stress in companion animals." (2020 - self-funded / part funded by Moulton College and Dodson & Horrell Ltd)

Dr Guido Di Martino - "Welfare issues in Italian heavy pig production." (2020 - self-funded)

Dr Emily Howard-Williams - "The validation of novel ecological survey methods for use in describing harvest mouse Micromys minutus autecology." (2019 - funded by Moulton College)

Dr Jessica York - "The use of aqua-treadmill in the rehabilitation of equine hindlimb lameness." (2018 - funded by Moulton College)

Dr Krista McLennan - "Social bonds in dairy cattle: effects of dynamic group systems on welfare and productivity." (2013 - funded by Moulton College)

Dr Sam Ward - "Welfare and production implications of fostering methods in sheep." (2012 - funded by Moulton College)

Education/Academic qualification

Post Compulsory Education, PGCE, University of Northampton

1 Sept 200831 Aug 2010

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

Physiology, PhD, University of Manchester

1 Sept 200531 Aug 2008

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Biological Sciences, MRes, University of Manchester

1 Sept 200431 Aug 2005

Award Date: 1 Sept 2005

Zoology, BSc (Hons), Cardiff University

1 Sept 20001 Jul 2004

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

External positions

External Examiner, University of Surrey

1 May 2022 → …

Member of the QAA advisory group for the review of the Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences Subject Benchmark Statement


External Examiner, University of Lincoln

1 Sept 2021 → …

External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University

1 Sept 201831 Oct 2020

External Examiner, University of Chester

1 Sept 2018 → …

External Examiner, Writtle University

1 Sept 201831 Aug 2022


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