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Dr Kate Johnson

Dr Kate Johnson portrait
  • Academic Tutor to undergraduate students
  • Dissertation Supervisor
  • Deputy School Director of Teaching and Learning (undergraduate focus)
  • Module convenor and contributor, teaching topics including animal anatomy and physiology, animal health and disease, zoo and exotic animal science, animal production and nutrition

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently co-supervising a PhD project on calf welfare, involving on farm trials of enrichment to improve calf and heifer welfare.


As a qualified veterinary surgeon, I teach on a wide variety of modules covering basic science and more applied topics – particularly animal health and welfare. I am keen to facilitate practical learning such as dissection, and approaches that improve peer to peer support such as the University Peer Assisted Learning scheme and Equine Journal Club.


I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. I then spent six years at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London where I completed my PhD titled “Managing UK Dairy Heifers of Optimum Health and Survival”. I worked in postdoctoral positions at both the University of Reading and the University of Hertfordshire on sustainable beef and dairy.

Academic qualifications

  • VetMB
  • PhD
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • British Society of Animal Science
  • Committee member of the Animal Welfare Research Network
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


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