Mrs Alison M Bard

PhD, FdSc(Bourne.), BSc (Hons) (Bristol)

  • BS40 5DU


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Research interests

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.

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Research Output

Dairy veterinarians’ skills in motivational interviewing are linked to client verbal behavior

Svensson, C., Forsberg, L., Emanuelson, U., Reyher, K. K., Bard, A. M., Betnér, S., von Bromssen, C. & Wickström, H., 21 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : animal.

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    Training in motivational interviewing improves cattle veterinarians’ communication skills for herd health management

    Svensson, C., Wickström, H., Emanuelson, U., Bard, A. M., Reyher, K. K. & Forsberg, L., 17 Apr 2020, In : Veterinary Record. 9 p.

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    Communication styles of Swedish veterinarians involved in dairy herd health management: A Motivational Interviewing perspective

    Svensson, C., Emanuelson, U., Bard, A. M., Forsberg, L., Wickström, H. & Reyher, K. K., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 11, p. 10173-10185 13 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Supervised Work

    Improving dairy cattle welfare : examining Motivational Interviewing, veterinary communication and the herd health advisory paradigm

    Author: 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 ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)