Professor Mark Rutter
Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Mark Rutter is Professor of Applied Animal Behaviour at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire. After graduating in Agricultural Science at the University of Leeds, he gained an MSc in Biological Computation from the University of York before being awarded a PhD in animal behaviour from the University of Edinburgh. His current research is focussed on how an understanding of the natural behaviour of domestic cattle can help improve their production efficiency as well as their welfare. This includes understanding the factors that affect dairy cow preference for pasture versus housing. He is also interested in the role that precision livestock technologies can play in promoting sustainable livestock production and animal welfare.