Faculty of Biological Sciences

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  

You can read more about Prof Collins's interests here:
http://welfare-epicentre.weebly.com

Research Interests

Animal health and welfare epidemiology

Postgraduates

Lauren Smith (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE

Asher L, Friel M, Griffin K, Collins LM Mood and personality interact to determine cognitive biases in pigs BIOLOGY LETTERS 12 -, 2016
DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0402

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
DOI:10.1098/rsos.160197
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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
DOI:10.1098/rsos.160178
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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
DOI:10.1136/vr.i682

Whitehead ML, Wilkinson A, Burman O, Collins L, Hoehfurtner T Reptile survey Veterinary Record 178 124-, 2016
DOI:10.1136/vr.i532

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
DOI:10.1038/srep09492
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2015.03.007
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.05.018
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2013.12.007
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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 -, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0089521
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2014.05.008
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Collins LM Assessing the assessors of quality of life Veterinary Journal 197 531-532, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.05.016

Asher L, Collins LM, Pfeiffer DU, Nicol CJ Flocking for food or flockmates? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 147 94-103, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2013.05.012
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Collins LM, Part CE Modelling farm animal welfare Animals 3 416-441, 2013
DOI:10.3390/ani3020416
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.beproc.2013.02.017
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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
DOI:10.3201/eid1906.121641
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.03.033
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2012.12.003
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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
DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001808
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2012.02.004
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Collins LM Welfare risk assessment: The benefits and common pitfalls Animal Welfare 21 73-79, 2012
DOI:10.7120/096272812X13345905673764
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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
DOI:10.1136/vr.e1128

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
DOI:10.7120/096272812799129448
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.ab.2011.05.031
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.06.012
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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
DOI:10.1089/vbz.2010.0200
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2010.10.007
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.11.002
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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
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2009.0221
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.08.033
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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
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2007.08.009
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Collins LM, Sumpter DJT The feeding dynamics of broiler chickens Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4 65-72, 2007
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2006.0157
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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 -,
DOI:10.1007/s00705-017-3254-z
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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 -,
DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2017.06.011
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