Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Centres: RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics
Research Supervisor: Professor Dominic Wells
Nur graduated with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2007. Following graduation she was offered a position as a teaching staff at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. In 2010, she completed a Master’s degree in Veterinary Science (Laboratory Animal Science) at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Based on her Master’s degree research on welfare impact of blood collection methods in mice, Nur was awarded JALAS International Award by the Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Science in May 2012. LASA had awarded her a sum of bursary to attend the Conference for Laboratory Animal Science & Technology in Kyushu, Japan where the award ceremony was held.
Nur started her PhD study at the Royal Veterinary College in October 2011. Since then, she has presented her research findings in several events including the UFAW Animal Welfare Conference (2012, 2014), NC3Rs Animal Technician’s Symposium (2012) & RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Meeting (2014).
Nur's PhD research is about assessing the welfare consequences of different identification methods in laboratory mouse, primarily by looking at behavioural changes and stress responses.
MAZLAN, N.H., LOPEZ-SALESANKSY, N., BURN, C.C., & WELLS D.J. (2014) Mouse identification methods and potential welfare issues: a survey of current practice in the UK. Animal Technology and Welfare 13: 1-10
*Mazlan et al. (2014) was awarded the Animal Technology and Welfare 2014 Journal Prize by Institute of Animal Technology
We aim to refine the way that animals are used in research. Our projects focus on humane husbandry: how best to identification-mark mice, how frequently to clean rat cages, and how to minimise harmful effects from strong odours in the lab, given rodents' extremely well developed olfactory senses.