Biography for Prof. Andrew Knight
Whilst a Western Australian veterinary student in 2000, Andrew Knight caused controversy by refusing to kill animals during his surgical and preclinical training. Instead, he helped establish a humane surgical training program, based partly on neutering homeless animals from animal shelters.
Andrew is now a European, American, New Zealand and RCVS-recognised Veterinary Specialist in animal welfare. He is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, at the University of Winchester, where he created and leads a distance-learning MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. He has numerous academic and popular publications and a series of YouTube videos on animal issues, and has delivered over 170 presentations on animal welfare issues at universities and conferences internationally. These include an extensive series examining the contributions to human healthcare, veterinary and other education, of invasive procedures on animals, which formed the basis for his 2010 PhD and his subsequent book, The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments. By 2020 he had received 12 awards and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in recognition of his work. Further information: www.AndrewKnight.info.
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