Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

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  • Rose Scofield

    Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    Rose Scofield

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    Course Leader and Lecturer, Equine Science and Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management degrees, Abingdon and Witney College.

    My passion has always been horses – but it wasn’t until later in my life that I made them the focus of my career.  Now I’m teaching and researching their behaviour - as well as many other aspects of equine science – and it is the best job in the world.Now I course lead the BSc Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management degree (EQT), which is unique in the UK and can take students across the world as it caters to a global industry – from veterinary care and breeding to managing race courses and studs and much more.  I also have the BSc Equine Science degree under my care. From the beginning of my academic career I have been involved with Equitation Science, still a new area of research, which makes it very exciting. As well as my own research I am also supporting students in their research activities. I’ve encouraged them to attend the International Society for Equine Science (ISES) annual conference and to date two of them have had their work accepted by the Society and have travelled to France to present their abstracts at the latest Conference. I also work collaboratively with other members of ISES– and the impact of the Society on changes in equine legislation has had an effect around the world, with groups such as the British Horse Society and the RSPCA endorsing research carried out by ISES.