Dr Paul Rose
Washington Singer 226
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
I am a lecturer in Psychology, based in the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour. My research predominantly centres on captive wild animals in zoos, aquariums and other ex situ facilities. I use evidence from behavioural studies to inform animal husbandry and management, and to improve welfare.
I have written the book "The behavioural biology of zoo animals" and I am currently working on another volume specifically relating to zoo animal welfare.
I welcome approaches from PhD students on prospective topics and I am happy to discuss specific research questions, appropriate to a PhD with interested students.
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My main research interests focus on:
- Assessment of animal welfare using behavioural data
- Evidence for appropriate animal management husbandry
- Social network approaches and assessment of animal welfare
- Measurement of behaviour using remote technology
- Defining the relevance of natural behaviour to zoo animal welfare
- Conservation of ex situ populations
I am also interested in the role of nature connectivity to human wellbeing and the importance of blue and green experiences (i.e. being in nature) to human quality of life. I also research the messaging that conservation organisations broadcast on their social media platforms.
I am open to discussing research proposals on animal behaviour and animal welfare pertaining to captive wild animals or other populations of conservation importance. If you are interested in contacting me about a possible research topic, please send me an email with an outline of your ideas.
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External Engagement and Impact
Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice
I currently sit on Defra's Zoos Expert Committee.
External Examiner Positions
I am an Exeternal Examiner for the University of Chester and for Salford University.
My main teaching specialisms are in animal behaviour (including behavioural ecology and applied animal behaviour science), as well as research methods and approaches to quantitative studies.
In the 2023-2024 academic year, I am teaching:
PSY1105 Introduction to Animal Behaviour & Evolution
PSYM225 Biological Psychology
PSYM222 Research Methods & Conceptual Issues in Psychology
PSYM205 Advances and Methods in Animal Behaviour