Registered animal scientist accredited by the British Society of Animal Science and current holder of the Dairy Crest Lectureship in Animal Science and Bioinformatics. Stephen is also an AMTRA qualified animal medicines advisor (all species), with a background in agriculture and specialist interests in animal health and non-ruminant nutrition.
I am involved in teaching on a range of modules at Foundation, Batchelor and Master levels, including:
Research interests in mono-gastric health and nutrition. In particular, the biological mechanisms underpinning the interactions between enzymes, minerals and macro nutrients on immunology, physiology and gene expression. Also, host and microbiome interactions, including the use of pre- and pro- biotics. My research includes work on super dosing phytase feed enzymes and pharmaceutical zinc oxide supplemetation in pigs, to impove health, performance and welfare. In addition, I have worked on straw bedding ingestion in both sows and growing pigs and how this influences nutrient digestibility. My research also covers the quality of feeding ingredients and the use of prebiotics in chickens and pigs. More information on my research can be found by clicking the research project links below.
Academic Department: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)1952 815319
Office: AC 3a Aspire Centre
Research profile: ORCID
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