Catherine Devitt

Dublin, Ireland

Session: Professional Responses to the Human Dimension of Farm-Animal Welfare: Lessons and Challenges from Ireland

Catherine DevittCatherine has a Masters in Social Science from University College Dublin, and is currently completing her PhD in Wageningen University (Netherlands) on responses to the human dimension of farm animal welfare in Ireland. Catherine has published research on this human dimension, and the challenges that arise for government and private veterinarians when responding. She has also published on the methodological challenges that arise when conducting sensitive social science research into farm animal welfare.

More widely, Catherine has over ten years of social science experience, with direct involvement in leading research projects across a range of subject areas including mental health, on-farm attitudinal and behavioural change, herd health management, farm animal welfare, and more recently, climate change and environmental policy.