Sabrina Brando delivers virtual workshop at WUC

February 2021

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Writtle University College (WUC) is delighted to be continuing its association with Sabrina Brando, a globally-renowned animal welfare scientist. Last year, Sabrina, the Director of AnimalConcepts, visited WUC's countryside campus to deliver a series of popular workshops for higher education students.

On February 24th 2021, Sabrina will recommence her workshops for MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation students and final year BSc Animal Management and Science students.

Sabrina's 2021 sessions will take place online. The inspirational, informative workshops are titled 'Be a Hummingbird: Become the change for animals you want to see in the world' and focus on improving animal and human wellbeing through small steps everyday.

Sabrina likes to say, "I am in the business of animal happiness, p.s. the human animal too!" She is perusing a PhD at the University of Stirling in Scotland on the topic of 'animal and human wellbeing and its interconnectedness'.

In addition, Sabrina is a Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution, manages 24/7 Animal Welfare and is the Primate Care Training Program Coordinator for the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance. She has worked in and with the global zoo and wildlife profession, including zoos, aquariums, wildlife centres and sanctuaries for 29 years and has a BSc in psychology and an MSc in animal studies.

Dr Jonathan Amory, WUC's Principal Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, said: "Sabrina is an inspirational individual whose teaching in animal welfare has changed management practices across the world. The key messages of considering the animal 24/7, being critical of all you see, step up and speak out and making a difference every day will help these MSc and BSc students in making the world a better place for animals."