RSPCA BSAS Awards

2018 Prof Robert Elwood, Queen's University, Belfast
In recognition of the many years of pioneering research in a range of areas and species, in particular on animal personalities, cognitive abilities and the possibility of pain in invertebrates including decapod crustaceans, contributing significantly to the growing and widespread acceptance of such animals as sentient beings.

2017  Directors of The MScs in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and International Animal Welfare, Law and Ethics, University of Edinburgh 
In recognition of the long standing impact these programmes have on improving the lives and welfare of farm, companion, research and wild animals

2016 Georgia Mason BSc, PhD
In recognition of work on Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours and species' susceptibility to welfare problems in captivity and what they tell us about the welfare of the individual animal and the use of this new knowledge in translating science into policy and law in a number of countries. 

2015    Michael Mendl  MA, PhD(Cantab), BA (Hons)
In recognition of the contribution to research on cognitive bias, cognition and emotion across a number of species and areas of animal use, which in turn has led to better understanding and measurement of animal emotion, personality and social behaviour with associated improvements in welfare in a variety of applied situations.

2014    John Bradshaw BA, PhD
In recognition of long standing contribution and commitment to improving the understanding of companion animal behaviour, particularly dogs and cats, through scientific research, teaching and writing.

2013    Cathy Dwyer BSc, PhD
In recognition of long standing research into the welfare of extensively managed farm animals and substantial contribution to the development of the next generation of animal welfare experts

2012     David Macdonald, WildCru, UK
For its prolonged and outstanding contribution, under the leadership of Professor David Macdonald  CBE, to the engagement of wildlife conservation with animal welfare, especially through the scientific study of non-lethal control and measures of stress in wild animals

2011     Malcom Mitchell  BSc, PhD  and Peter Kettlewell FRAgS, FIAgrE, CEng
In recognition of the significant impact their work on live animal transport has made to the understanding and promotion of good animal welfare

2010    Rachel Casey BVMS, PhD, Dip(AS)CABC, Dip ECVBM-CA
For outstanding contribution and commitment to improving companion animal welfare, particularly in the area of training techniques used to modify the behaviour of dogs

2009     Prof Paul McGreevy BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, MACVS
For significant contributions to research in horse and dog behaviour

2008    Mohan Raj , BSc, MSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution and commitment to farm animal welfare
science, particularly in the area of stunning, slaughter and killing

2007    Françoise Wemelsfelder, BSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution to the assessment of animal welfare through innovative research and development of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment methodology

2006     AW Training     University of Bristol, UK
For outstanding contributions to scientific research, information trasfer and training in the area of farm animal welfare at stunning and slaughter

2005     Humane  Slaughter Association
For outstanding contribution to animal welfare through promoting humane methods of slaughter and reforms in livestock markets and transportation

2004    Steve C Kestin  BSc PhD
For outstanding contribution to farm animal welfare through innovative research, particularly in the areas of broiler health and welfare, and slaughter in fish

2003    Professor David Fraser BA PhD
For outstanding contribution to the science philosophy and practice of animal welfare

2002    Temple  Grandin  BA, MS, PhD
For outstanding contribution to raising welfare standards for livestock during handling and transport

2001     Professor Donald M Broom  MA PhD Cantab  Hon DSc
For research, teaching and writing on animal welfare and for his contribution to raising welfare standards through European and UK legislation

2000    David C Henderson  NCA, BVM&S, MRCVS
For outstanding contribution to farm animal welfare through research, communication with the farming industry, particularly on lamb survival and sheep lameness, the management of research animals and facilities, and service to advisory organisations on animal welfare

1999      Sandra A Edwards  MA PhD
For outstanding contribution to scientific research in animal welfare, particularly her multi-disciplinary approach to improving the well-being of pigs

1998      Peter R English  BSc, NDA, PhD
For outstanding contribution to the scientific study of farm animal welfare in the areas of devising improved methods of animal care and the training and motivation of stock-keepers

1997      Miriam Parker
For outstanding contribution to improving the welfare of farm animals at markets, during transport and slaughter

1996        Paul Hemsworth, BSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution to animal welfare research

1995        Alistair B Lawrence, BSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution to animal welfare research

1994         Piet Wiepkema
For outstanding contribution, through research and teaching, to farm animal behaviour and welfare and for his work in the developments of theoretical concepts of stress perception

1993        Ian J H Duncan
For contribution and commitment to improving the welfare of poutlry through research and teaching

1992         Professor A J F Webster
For contribution and commitment to improving the welfare of farm animals through research and teaching

1991          Dr Marian Stamp-Dawkins

1990          Dr Neville Gregory
For contribution to the understanding of the science of the preslaughter stunning of animals and its application to the improvement of farm animal welfare

1989           Professor David Wood-Gush