Established Member Focus – Lorna Cameron

13 Aug 2021

Lorna Cameron, a BSAS member of ten years is a Senior Lecturer at Hartpury University, having spent the previous 15 years, as a Teaching Fellow at the University Centre Sparsholt (UCS). Prior to moving into teaching, Lorna spent many years as a travelling competition groom and equitation coach, which saw her develop an abiding interest in the welfare and performance of both horse and rider in equestrian sports. Lorna’s research areas are broad, but ultimately all are linked to equine and rider welfare.

It was during Lorna’s time working at UCS, as a Module Co-Ordinator for the cross college Undergraduate Dissertation and Post Graduate Research Project modules, that she discovered and decided to join BSAS, after the Society expressed an interest in expanding their equine input. She was also impressed by the level of support provided by BSAS for research and education across all animal specialities.

Since becoming a member, Lorna has attended a number of events hosted by the Society, including several of the annual conferences, where both herself and her students have presented their research to the global animal science community. Lorna finds the conferences to be incredibly student friendly and supportive of emerging talent, and in fact recommends them to her students for their first big conference. She has also attended the R Stats Courses, which she thought were invaluable.

Lorna has found the benefits of having a BSAS membership to be extensive, and particularly highlights the unique access the Society provides to the wider animal science community and the many opportunities for collaborative research across a wide range of disciplines.

‘I’ve met many of my favourite research collaborators at BSAS conferences. I also took up the opportunity to become a Registered Animal Scientist and have greatly benefited from this recognition.

I would definitely recommend becoming a BSAS member, as the networking opportunities are endless and it helps you to stay in touch with what the new research is in other areas, not just your own. I also recommend student membership to my students, as it is very reasonably priced and gives access to so many CPD and conference events.’