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I am an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in posthumanist research and an Honorary Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (University of Manchester). I am also a member of the research group ‘Anthropology of Life’ (Collège de France). Trained as a veterinary practitioner and epidemiologist, I was awarded, in 2020, a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science. My research sits at the intersection of the environmental and medical humanities, sensory studies, and STS and draws on sensory methods and approaches from history, ethnography, and the arts. My work aims to foreground non-human animals’ perspectives in knowledge production and explores human relationships with non-human animals, including their social, political, and ethical dimensions. 


I study how knowledges and practices about and with non-human animals are constructed  and respond to particular sociocultural, institutional and organisational circumstances. Along with contemporary debates in public health and animal ethics, I am interested in the intersection of human-nonhuman animal relations, health and well-being in farming. My recent Wellcome Trust project research was developed in the areas of digital sensing and cow care in farming in France and the United Kingdom, looking at how different sensing devices emerge, are shaped, and impact on the way humans understand and care for cows, human-cow relations, and the ethics of cow care.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary epidemiology, University of Nottingham

2 Oct 201315 Dec 2016

Award Date: 7 Jul 2017

Master of Public Health, Pasteur-CNAM School of Public Health, Paris

2 Oct 200919 Dec 2010

Award Date: 19 Dec 2010

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), specialisation in equine medicine, National Veterinary School of Alfort, Paris

1 Oct 200430 Jun 2009

Award Date: 10 Jun 2010

External positions

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, EHESS, Paris

28 Sept 2020 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool

1 Jul 2020 → …

Areas of expertise

  • AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
  • Veterinary humanities
  • Multispecies research
  • Public Health
  • HM Sociology
  • Animal studies
  • Human-animal relations
  • Sensory studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Posthumanism

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Manchester Precision Medicine Institute


  • Veterinary Humanities
  • Multispecies research
  • Sensory studies
  • Human-animal relations
  • Animal care
  • Public health
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Digital technologies
  • Precision farming


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