Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Jade is a PhD student associated with the London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Biosciences Consortium. The PhD is funded by BBSRC. Jade’s project is based within the Structure and Motion Lab but also has strong ties to the RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics group. The aim of Jade’s project is to investigate dynamic quantitative analysis of posture and movement as an indicator of bird personality and affective state in individuals and group settings. She is supervised by Dr Monica Daley and Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe.
Jade completed a Biology BSc with a year in industry at University of Kent
An innovative approach to assessing animal emotional states which underpin animal welfare. Although we often consider facial expression the best indicator of emotion, humans convey information about their personalities and emotional states in their body posture and movements. Do animals do the same and can we objectively measure emotion in this way?