• 64 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20112020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Alison Wills is a Senior Lecturer at Hartpury University with research interests in the areas of canine biomechanics and therapy.

Research interests

Alison's key research interests are in the fields of canine biomechanics and animal therapy. In addition to this, Alison has an interest in the health and welfare of exotic pet species. Alison convened the community of practice on Exotic Pet Health and Welfare and also contributes to the Canine Performance and Training community of practice.

Current Teaching

Alison teaches in the fields of animal biomechanics, animal therapy and animal health and disease and is programme manager for the BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science, BSc (Hons) Animal Training and Performance and BSc (Hons) Canine Training and Performance courses.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Royal Veterinary College

20092013

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Veterinary Science, BSc, The Royal Veterinary College

20062009

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

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Research Output

  • 64 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 14 Journal Article
  • 10 Poster
  • 4 Article in lay press/specialist publication
  • 2 Comment/debate

Canine Hydrotherapy: Rehabilitations and Performance

Wills, A., Sep 2020, BSAVA Companion, 2020, 9, p. 18-20 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to Lay press/specialist publicationArticle in lay press/specialist publication

Confidence of veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom in treating and diagnosing exotic pet species

Wills, A. & Holt, S., 13 Jun 2020, In : Veterinary Record. 186, e20

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

Open Access
File
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Impact of husbandry on the welfare of pet guinea pigs in the UK

    Wills, A., 5 Mar 2020, In : Veterinary Record. 186, 9, p. 279-281 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
    File
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Frequency of Owner-Reported Bacterial Infections in Pet Guinea Pigs

    Roberts-Steel, S., Oxley, J. A., Carroll, A. & Wills, A., 4 Sep 2019, In : Animals. 9, 9

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    The Anxiolytic Effects of Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) on the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

    Lloyd, K., Wills, A. & Taylor, S., 4 Jul 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Activities

    • 3 Oral presentation at Conference

    Peak forelimb ground reaction forces experiences by dogs jumping from a simulated car boot

    Alison Wills (Speaker)

    23 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    The effect of water depth on canine heart rate during underwater treadmill (UWTM) exercise.

    James Swanson (Speaker), Alison Wills (Speaker) & Cathryn Jordan (Speaker)

    4 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    The relationship between perceived learning and student attainment: lectures and problem based learning sessions

    Alison Wills (Speaker) & James Swanson (Speaker)

    30 Oct 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    Press / Media

    The behavioural effects of olfactory stimulation on dogs at a rescue shelter

    John Binks, Sienna Taylor, Alison Wills & Tamara Montrose

    17/4/1821/4/18

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Companion Animal Psychology blog article

    Tamara Montrose & Alison Wills

    18/9/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media