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Easter Bush campus based SRUC academics commended on international award success.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is commending three Easter Bush campus based SRUC academics working in animal behaviour and welfare on winning awards at a recent prestigious international congress. The recent International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) Congress in Denmark- the main international forum for animal behaviour and welfare scientists- saw Professor Alistair Lawrence awarded with an Honorary Fellowship while Dr Irene Camerlink won the ISAE New Investigator Award for 2017 and Professor Francoise Wemelsfelder won the ISAE Creativity Award for 2017.

Speaking today Miles, who has today lodged a Parliamentary motion commending the achievements of the scientists, said:

“ I congratulate the SRUC staff on their fantastic achievements at the ISAE Congress.

“ The SRUC has a justifiably high international reputation for the pioneering work it has done over many decades now in the field of animal behaviour and welfare and these awards are a further boost to the standing and profile of the SRUC and its world class experts.”

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* Please see below a copy of Miles’ motion.

Motion Number: S5M-07396
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 31/08/2017

Title: International Success for SRUC’s Animal Behaviour and Welfare Team

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates academics from Scotland's Rural College's (SRUC) Animal Behaviour and Welfare team, based at its Easter Bush campus, on winning major awards at the recent International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) Congress in Denmark, which it understands is the main forum for animal behaviour and welfare scientists internationally; notes that Professor Alistair Lawrence, Chair of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh, was made an Honorary Fellow of the ISAE in recognition of his massive contribution to applied animal behaviour science; further notes that Dr Irene Camerlink received the ISAE New Investigator Award for 2017, while Professor Francoise Wemelsfelder won the ISAE Creativity Award for 2017; considers that these awards are richly deserved and a further boost to the already high international reputation enjoyed by the SRUC in the field of animal behaviour and welfare, and wishes all at the SRUC continued success in the future.

Miles Briggs