Background/Area of Expertise: Can speak on a variety of toics as relevant to the audience but most conversant with poultry and pigs.
Bio: Ruth C. Newberry, PhD: grew up on a farm near Ottawa, Canada. She received her BSc in biology (1979) and her PhD in agriculture (1983) from the University of Edinburgh. For her PhD, she studied the social behavior of pigs living in a semi-natural environment, the Edinburgh Pig Park. She conducted research on poultry behaviour and welfare at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Agassiz, British Columbia from 1983-1996 and was secretary of the Canadian Expert Committee on Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare from 1991-1995. During 1994-1995, she spent a year on sabbatical in Sweden and France, where she investigated different poultry housing systems. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, the Department of Animal Sciences and the Center for the Study of Animal Well-being at Washington State University. She teaches a course on the Rights and Welfare of Animals and has served on the university's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. She is the Senior Vice-President of the International Society for Applied Ethology, and is a member of the Federation of Animal Science Societies Committee on Animal Care, Use and Standards and the Poultry Science Association’s Animal Care Committee. She also serves on animal welfare scientific advisory committees for the United Egg Producers, Humane Farm Animal Care and the BC SPCA. Her current research is focused on causes and prevention of cannibalistic behavior in laying hens.
Newberry Invited Professional and Extension Presentations 2003-2006
Speaker Cost: Depends on the location, travel and accommodation expenses involved.