Prof Lisa Collins

MA(Oxon) Biological Sciences, DPhil Zoology
Professor in Animal Science
School of Biology

Contact: Manton 8.01, +44(0) 113-34-35940, email address for  

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Research Interests

Animal health and welfare epidemiology

Modules taught

BLGY1303 - Tutorials for Biology and Genetics
BLGY3345 - Biology Integrated Research Projects


Emily Bushby (Primary supervisor) 34% FTE
Annika Simpson (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE
Lauren Smith (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE

Carroll GA, Boyle LA, Hanlon A, Collins L, Griffin K, Friel M, Armstrong D, O'Connell NE What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs? Livestock Science 214 98-105, 2018

Anderson KL, O'Neill DG, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Meeson RL, Sargan D, Summers JF, Zulch H, Collins LM Prevalence, duration and risk factors for appendicular osteoarthritis in a UK dog population under primary veterinary care. Scientific reports 8 5641-5641, 2018
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Carroll GA, Boyle LA, Hanlon A, Palmer MA, Collins L, Griffin K, Armstrong D, O'Connell NE Identifying physiological measures of lifetime welfare status in pigs: exploring the usefulness of haptoglobin, C- reactive protein and hair cortisol sampled at the time of slaughter Irish Veterinary Journal 71, 2018
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Stevens KN, Asher L, Griffin K, Friel M, O'Connell N, Collins LM A comparison of inferential analysis methods for multilevel studies: Implications for drawing conclusions in animal welfare science Applied Animal Behaviour Science 197 101-111, 2017
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Reaney SJ, Zulch H, Mills D, Gardner S, Collins L Emotional affect and the occurrence of owner reported health problems in the domestic dog Applied Animal Behaviour Science 196 76-83, 2017
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McKillen J, Hogg K, Lagan P, Ball C, Doherty S, Reid N, Collins L, Dick JTA Detection of a novel gammaherpesvirus (genus Rhadinovirus) in wild muntjac deer in Northern Ireland Archives of Virology 162 1737-1740, 2017
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Asher L, Friel M, Griffin K, Collins LM Mood and personality interact to determine cognitive biases in pigs Biology letters 12, 2016
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Part CE, Edwards P, Hajat S, Collins LM Prevalence rates of health and welfare conditions in broiler chickens change with weather in a temperate climate Royal Society Open Science 3, 2016
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Friel M, Kunc HP, Griffin K, Asher L, Collins LM Acoustic signalling reflects personality in a social mammal Royal Society Open Science 3, 2016
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Mendl M, Bennett R, Collins L, Davies A, Flecknell P, Green L, Hurst J, Lawrence A, Statham P, Turnbull J Enhancing collaboration in the UK animal welfare research community Veterinary Record 178 138-139, 2016

Whitehead ML, Wilkinson A, Burman O, Collins L, Hoehfurtner T Reptile survey Veterinary Record 178 124-, 2016

Métras R, Jewell C, Porphyre T, Thompson PN, Pfeiffer DU, Collins LM, White RG Risk factors associated with Rift Valley fever epidemics in South Africa in 2008–11 Scientific Reports 5, 2015
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Kiddie J, Collins L Identifying environmental and management factors that may be associated with the quality of life of kennelled dogs (Canis familiaris) Applied Animal Behaviour Science 167 43-55, 2015
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Part CE, Kiddie JL, Hayes WA, Mills DS, Neville RF, Morton DB, Collins LM Physiological, physical and behavioural changes in dogs (Canis familiaris) when kennelled: Testing the validity of stress parameters Physiology and Behavior 133 260-271, 2014
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Ijichi C, Collins LM, Elwood RW Pain expression is linked to personality in horses Applied Animal Behaviour Science 152 38-43, 2014
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Collins LM, Warnock ND, Tosh DG, McInnes C, Everest D, Montgomery WI, Scantlebury M, Marks N, Dick JTA, Reid N Squirrelpox Virus: Assessing Prevalence, Transmission and Environmental Degradation PLoS ONE 9 e89521-e89521, 2014
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Kiddie JL, Collins LM Development and validation of a quality of life assessment tool for use in kennelled dogs (Canis familiaris) Applied Animal Behaviour Science 158 57-68, 2014
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Collins LM Assessing the assessors of quality of life Veterinary Journal 197 531-532, 2013

Asher L, Collins LM, Pfeiffer DU, Nicol CJ Flocking for food or flockmates? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 147 94-103, 2013
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Ijichi CL, Collins LM, Elwood RW Evidence for the role of personality in stereotypy predisposition Animal Behaviour 85 1145-1151, 2013
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Métras R, Baguelin M, Edmunds WJ, Thompson PN, Kemp A, Pfeiffer DU, Collins LM, White RG Transmission potential of Rift Valley fever virus over the course of the 2010 epidemic in South Africa Emerging Infectious Diseases 19 916-924, 2013
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Ijichi C, Collins LM, Creighton E, Elwood RW Harnessing the power of personality assessment: Subjective assessment predicts behaviour in horses Behavioural Processes 96 47-52, 2013
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Collins LM, Part CE Modelling farm animal welfare Animals 3 416-441, 2013
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Abeyesinghe SM, Drewe JA, Asher L, Wathes CM, Collins LM Do hens have friends? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 143 61-66, 2013
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Métras R, Porphyre T, Pfeiffer DU, Kemp A, Thompson PN, Collins LM, White RG Exploratory Space-Time Analyses of Rift Valley Fever in South Africa in 2008-2011 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 6, 2012
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Asher L, Collins LM Assessing synchrony in groups: Are you measuring what you think you are measuring? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 138 162-169, 2012
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Collins LM Welfare risk assessment: The benefits and common pitfalls Animal Welfare 21 73-79, 2012
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Everest DJ, Griffin J, Warnock ND, Collins L, Dick J, Reid N, Scantlebury M, Marks N, Montgomery I Wildlife disease: Adenovirus particles from a wild red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) from Northern Ireland Veterinary Record 170 188-, 2012

Bettley CD, Cardwell JM, Collins LM, Asher L A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds Animal Welfare 21 59-64, 2012
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Hayes WA, Mills DS, Neville RF, Kiddie J, Collins LM Determination of the molar extinction coefficient for the ferric reducing/antioxidant power assay Analytical Biochemistry 416 202-205, 2011
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Collins LM, Asher L, Summers J, McGreevy P Getting priorities straight: Risk assessment and decision-making in the improvement of inherited disorders in pedigree dogs Veterinary Journal 189 147-154, 2011
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Métras R, Collins LM, White RG, Alonso S, Chevalier V, Thuranira-Mckeever C, Pfeiffer DU Rift Valley fever epidemiology, surveillance, and control: What have models contributed? Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11 761-771, 2011
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Collins LM, Asher L, Pfeiffer DU, Browne WJ, Nicol CJ Clustering and synchrony in laying hens: The effect of environmental resources on social dynamics Applied Animal Behaviour Science 129 43-53, 2011
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Collins LM, Asher L, Summers JF, Diesel G, McGreevy PD Welfare epidemiology as a tool to assess the welfare impact of inherited defects on the pedigree dog population Animal Welfare 19 67-75, 2010
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Summers JF, Diesel G, Asher L, McGreevy PD, Collins LM Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 2: Disorders that are not related to breed standards Veterinary Journal 183 39-45, 2010
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Asher L, Collins LM, Ortiz-Pelaez A, Drewe JA, Nicol CJ, Pfeiffer DU Recent advances in the analysis of behavioural organization and interpretation as indicators of animal welfare Journal of the Royal Society Interface 6 1103-1119, 2009
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Asher L, Diesel G, Summers JF, McGreevy PD, Collins LM Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 1: Disorders related to breed standards Veterinary Journal 182 402-411, 2009
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Collins LM Non-intrusive tracking of commercial broiler chickens in situ at different stocking densities Applied Animal Behaviour Science 112 94-105, 2008
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Collins LM, Sumpter DJT The feeding dynamics of broiler chickens Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4 65-72, 2007
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