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Dr Lizzie Rowe

  • BS40 5DU


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Research interests

My research interests centre around providing a good life for farmed animals. I am currently developing frameworks for the on-farm assessment of positive welfare opportunities for broiler chickens, pigs, and beef cattle. I am also collaborating with colleagues at Bristol vet school and the Royal Agricultural University to establish a framework defining higher welfare standards for the major farmed species. I act as facilitator to Global Animal Welfare Assurance (GAWA), an alliance of higher welfare assurance schemes from across the globe, whose mission is to increase the proportion of animals farmed to higher welfare standards worldwide:


Lizzie’s passion in life has always been the natural world. Her fascination for nature led her to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Zoology and graduating with first-class honours. Wishing to dedicate her life to improving animal welfare she carried out a PhD in Clinical Veterinary Sciences in the Animal Welfare and Behaviour research group at the University of Bristol, and worked for several animal welfare charities, before returning to academia, briefly at the University of Oxford and then back at Bristol Veterinary School. Her current work centres around higher welfare standards for farmed animals. Lizzie wants to live in a world where all animals used for food have a good life and a kind death, and where food is produced in a way that protects the planet and all its inhabitants. She also works as Senior Research and Projects Officer at the Sustainable Food Trust on the harmonisation of on-farm sustainability assessment, as well as other research and communications activities.


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Research Output

  • 4 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Conference Abstract

Welfare Challenges of Dairy Cows in India Identified Through On-Farm Observations

Mullan, S., Bunglavan, S. J., Rowe, E., Barrett, D. C., Lee, M. R. F., Ananth, D. & Tarlton, J., 31 Mar 2020, In : Animals. 10, 4, 13 p., 586.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    A Systematic Review of Precision Livestock Farming in the Poultry Sector: Is Technology Focussed on Improving Bird Welfare?

    Rowe, E., Dawkins, M. S. & Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., 27 Aug 2019, In : Animals. 9, 9, 18 p., 614.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)

    Development of a Global Federation of Higher Animal Welfare Assurance

    Rowe, L., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Abstract