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Alison Bard’s PhD studies at the Bristol Vet School provided a detailed picture of the current advisory and communication strategies employed by UK cattle veterinarians in the pursuit and enactment of change. She also examined the feasibility of Motivational Interviewing, a communication methodology used widely in the medical sciences, applied in this context.
Having completed her PhD, Alison is now a research associate working within Bristol’s AMR Force pursuing her passion for understanding the complexities of veterinarian and farmer behaviours. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she is exploring the conditions needed to achieve improved veterinary diagnostic practices and treatment decisions, in the pursuit of sensible and sustainable use of veterinary medicines.
25/09/14 → 24/09/17
To change or not to change? Veterinarian and farmer perceptions of relational factors influencing the enactment of veterinary advice on dairy farms in the United KingdomBard, A. M., Main, D., Roe, E., Haase, A., Whay, H. R. & Reyher, K. K., 1 Nov 2019, In: Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 11, p. 10379-10394 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)16 Downloads (Pure)
The future of veterinary communication: Partnership or persuasion? A qualitative investigation of veterinary communication in the pursuit of client behaviour changeBard, A., Main, D., Haase, A., Whay, B., Roe, E. & Reyher, K., 3 Mar 2017, In: PLoS ONE. 12, 3, 17 p., e0171380.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile45 Citations (Scopus)643 Downloads (Pure)
Training in motivational interviewing improves cattle veterinarians’ communication skills for herd health managementSvensson, C., Wickström, H., Emanuelson, U., Bard, A. M., Reyher, K. K. & Forsberg, L., 17 Apr 2020, In: Veterinary Record. 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile22 Downloads (Pure)
Improving dairy cattle welfare : examining Motivational Interviewing, veterinary communication and the herd health advisory paradigmAuthor: Bard, A. M., 19 Jun 2018
Supervisor: Reyher, K. K. (Supervisor), Main, D. C. J. (Supervisor), Roe, E. J. (Supervisor), Haase, A. M. (Supervisor) & Whay, H. R. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)File