• 21 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20042020

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Personal profile

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.

Current PGRs:

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)

Mrs Melissa Symonds - "Using narratives to understand the relationship between a dog and its owner who has been diagnosed with breast cancer." (Current - funded by University of Northampton; in collaboration with Dr Federico Farini)

Ms Claire Mitchell - "Morphometry of dog skulls: impact of shape on manduction and dental health."(Current - self-funded / part funded by Moulton College and Dodson & Horrell Ltd; in collaboration with Dr Robin Crockett & Dr John Lowe)

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)

Mr Joshua Onyango - "Epidemiology of contagious pustular dermatitis (orf) in sheep flocks across Great Britain." (Current - self-funded / part funded by Moulton College; in collaboration with Dr Chris Holt)

 

PGRs supervised to completion:

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)

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.

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 the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, Pet Industry Federation and British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Education/Academic qualification

Post Compulsory Education, PGCE, University of Northampton

1 Sep 200831 Aug 2010

Award Date: 1 Sep 2010

Physiology, PhD, University of Manchester

1 Sep 200531 Aug 2008

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Biological Sciences, MRes, University of Manchester

1 Sep 200431 Aug 2005

Award Date: 1 Sep 2005

Zoology, BSc (Hons), Cardiff University

1 Sep 20001 Jul 2004

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

External positions

External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University

1 Sep 2018 → …

External Examiner, University of Chester

1 Sep 2018 → …

External Examiner, Writtle University

1 Sep 2018 → …

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Research Output

Herps across England: investigating the scale of reptile and amphibian trade

Tedds, H., McCormick, W., Sneddon, S., Ollerton, J. & Clubb, R., 1 Jul 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Perception of the ethical acceptability of live prey feeding to aquatic species kept in captivity.

    Marshall, L., McCormick, W. & Cooke, G., 22 Aug 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 8, p. 1-17 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

    Open Access
  • A survey of rabbit handling methods within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland

    Oxley, J. A., Ellis, C., McBride, E. A. & McCormick, W. D., 25 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 22, 3, p. 207-218 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

  • Open Access
  • Details of canine hydrotherapy pools and treadmills in 22 hydrotherapy centres in the United Kingdom

    McCormick, W., Oxley, J. A. & Spencer, N., 28 Jul 2018, In : Veterinary Record. 183, 4, p. 128-129 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

  • Activities

    • 1 *External Examiner
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation at Conference

    Understanding pet food labels

    Wanda McCormick (Speaker)

    2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    How do human choices influence the feeding of their dogs?

    Wanda McCormick (Speaker)

    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    External Examiner for the University of Chester

    Wanda McCormick (Examiner)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Examination types*External Examiner