Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat according to a study by Professor Henry Buller.

Natures, Materialities and Biopolitics

Recent projects

Production without medicalisation: a pilot intervention in global protein production (2017-2019). Awarded to Steve Hinchliffe (Geography, Exeter), with  Charles Tyler (Biosciences, Exeter), Krithika Srinivasan (Geography, Edinburgh) and partners at CEFAS, Worldfish and ARBAN (Activity for Reformation of Basic Needs). This research is funded by the ESRC, in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).

Sustainable and secure fish farms: understanding the social practices and processes relating to aquaculture and biosecurity (2015-2018) Funded by Defra/Cefas/University of Exeter. Collaborative PhD Award

Hennovation: Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors (2015-2017) Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme, Awarded to Henry Buller (Co-I) and collaborators from the University of Bristol and teams from 5 EU Member States

Appraising Benefits in Laboratory Animal Research (2015-2016) ESRC Impact Accelerator Award awarded to Professor Gail Davies

Evaluating the investments in the Integrative Pharmacology Framework: In vivo skills and the changing landscapes of pharmacology research in the UK (2015-206) Funded by the British Pharmacological Society.  Awarded to Gail Davies (Geography), Sabina Leonelli and Jim Lowe (Egenis)

Systematic review and social research to further understanding of current practice in the context of using antimicrobials in livestock farming and to inform appropriate interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance within the livestock sector (2015) Funded by DEFRA, Awarded to Henry Buller (PI), Steve Hinchliffe and collaborators from the University of Bristol.

Doing TB differently: Generating a workable TB policy during an acute episode within a chronic countryside conflict (2013-2015) Funded by the ESRC. Awarded to Dr Clare Saunders, with collaborators Professor Stephen Hinchliffe (Geography) and Professor Robbie McDonald (Environment and Sustainability Institute)

Bristol Equine Welfare Project (2013-2016) Funded by World Horse Welfare, a research project looking at horse welfare and leading to the development of a horse welfare protocol, led by Bristol Vet School, with Advisor Professor Henry Buller

Understanding Laboratory Lives: Developing a collaborative agenda for humanities and social scientific research on laboratory animal welfare (2014-2015) Funded by the Wellcome Trust Awarded to Gail Davies (Exeter), Beth Greenhough (Oxford), Pru Hobson West (Nottingham), Rob Kirk (Manchester) and Emma Roe (Southampton)  

The Socio-Economic impact of working mules in developing countries (2014-2015) Funded by the Donkey Sanctuary and led by Bristol Vet School, with Co-Investigator Professor Henry Buller

Contagion: Transforming social analysis and method (2013-2015) Funded under the ESRC Call for Transformative Research. Awarded to Principal Investigator Professor Steve Hinchliffe and Co Investigator Sam Kinsley

South West Healthy Livestock Initiative Knowledge Exchange Project (2012-2013) funded by the South West RDA, with Co-Investigator Professor Henry Buller

Contagion (2012-2013), a series of interdisciplinary workshops funded by an EPSRC ‘Bridging the Gaps development fund’ Awarded to Principal Investigator Professor Steve Hinchliffe

Animal Welfare Social Science Fellowship (2012-2013) funded by Defra. Awarded to Principal Investigator Professor Henry Buller

An exploration of factors that influence the expansion of the area affected by endemic bTB (2012-2014) (Co-I Professor Steve Hinchliffe with Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency and Cardiff University)

Biosecurity Borderlands (2009-2013) funded by the ESRC to investigate the practices, understandings and pressures created as biosecurity is extended into the British food system and landscape (PI Professor Steve Hinchliffe)