Undergraduate Staff

Mark Beeching

Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare

Mark has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science (Animal Behaviour Studies) and extensive experience in the animal behavioural field; working to inform product development for companies and contributing to research into poultry housing for the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.

Since 2001, Mark has been a partner in an animal behaviour consultancy which specialises in canine and feline behaviour management, although has dealt with avian and small mammal cases. In this role, Mark has assisted with legal cases dealing with canine-related incidents and provided training classes for owners. 

Subject Specialisms
  • Application of behaviour modification techniques to aid in management and welfare of captive animals
  • Companion animal behaviour management and training
  • The evolutionary development of behaviour and its role within comparative psychology. 
  • Applied animal welfare concepts and application within animal industry situations.  
  • Anthrozoological relationships and the impacts of human psychology on the treatment of animals.
Publications & Research

UFAW Conference July 2008, Poster presentation ‘Are Black Rhinoceros stressed by the presence of noisy visitors? A study looking at the behavioural and physiological effects of stress’.