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Andrew Robins

Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, University of Queensland, QLD, Australia

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Andrew graduated with a Zoology (Ethology) PhD. in 2002 under the supervision of Lesley Rogers, University of New England, Australia. His project on lateralized visual and motor behaviours in cane toads and green tree frogs led to a number of publications in international journals, but left him with an abiding interest in lateralized cognitive processing in vertebrates. After 7 years as an independent researcher (read, "full-time home parent for 2 children), Andrew began working with Clive Phillips at the Centre of Animal Welfare and Ethics (CAWE) at the University of Queensland. Juggling various research projects funded by bodies such as RSPCA and the MLA, Andrew has nearly completed a veterinary degree with the aim of becoming a veterinary ethologist. Student member of the Australian Cattle Veterinarian and Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group, he was a recipient of the 2013 Kersti Seksel Student Prize for his ongoing investigations into cattle behaviour and welfare.