David J Mellor.
Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, IFNHH, Massey University,
Palmerston North, New Zealand.
graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from New England University, Australia,
in 1966 and with a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University, Scotland, in 1969.After
competing his Ph.D. he spent 18 years as Head of the Physiology Department
and Leader of the Perinatal Studies Group at the Moredun Research
Institute in Edinburgh.
he spent 10 years as Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology
and Anatomy in the Veterinary Science Faculty at Massey University,
New Zealand. Currently he is still at Massey University where he holds
the positions of Distinguished Scientist, Director of the Animal Welfare
Science and Bioethics Centre, Professor of Animal Welfare Science
and Professor of Applied Physiology and Bioethics. In 1999 the Minister
of Agriculture in New Zealand appointed him as Chairman of the National
Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, a position he still holds.
He is an active
researcher, teacher and consultant in animal welfare science, the
physiology of the fetus and newborn, and bioethics as it applies to
animals. He has more than 310 publications in these areas.