Dr Lottie Hosie gives invited talk at NC3Rs/ZSL Amphibian Welfare Workshop

Posted on 17th October 2017

Dr Lottie Hosie, joint holder of a prestigious NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research) grant with Prof Tessa Smith, was invited to give a talk on the results of their research at the Zoological Society of London earlier in the month. This workshop was organised and supported by ZSL and NC3Rs and was the first of its kind to focus on amphibian welfare.

Lottie presented an overview of their work on the welfare requirements of the African clawed frog, a species commonly used as a model system for a wide variety of laboratory-based biological studies, yet whose welfare may often be compromised due to a lack of understanding of their basic needs. You can read this group's most recent publication here and a news item on the NC3Rs website here.

At the meeting, Lottie was fortunate to meet up with a graduate from the department's Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme in 2005, Lisa Clifforde, who is now working as an Animal Welfare Officer at London Zoo (see attached picture). It's always great to hear how our alumni are getting on in the world and to hear about their career success stories - please do get in touch if you would like to let us know how you are getting on following graduation, or read more about other successful students here.