Dr McLennan brings sheep facial expressions to UFAW conference

Posted on 13th July 2017

Dr Krista McLennan, along with Matthew Leach from Newcastle University, recently presented a review on the use of facial expression to assess emotional state at the annual Universities Federation for Animal Welfare conference which was held at the Royal Holloway, University of London in Surrey. 

Krista’s talk, entitled “Using Facial Expression to Assess Emotional State", was well received and sparked off interesting conversation regarding how facial expression can be used within research as well as within the field. The talk specifically highlighted the methodology behind developing and using facial expression correctly, and introduced the possibility of using an automated computer system to help tackle some of the issues still present when using this technique.