Writtle welcomes Sabrina Brando as a BSAS Visiting Industry Fellow

May 2021

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College (WUC) in Essex and The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), are delighted to announce that Sabrina Brando (AnimalConcepts) will be joining the team at WUC, in the role of BSAS Visiting Industry Fellow.

Sabrina is the director of AnimalConcepts, including the Practical Animal Welfare Science platform, and is the Prime Care Training Program Coordinator for the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance. She is also a Research Associate with the Smithson Institute and a doctoral candidate at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

"Writtle University College is continuing to operate at the forefront of animal and human wellbeing and its interconnectedness,"Sabrina said.

"I am delighted to engage and connect with Writtle University College through the BSAS Industry Fellowship Programme in our joined efforts of scientific and applied collaboration to benefit animal welfare and conservation goals and, importantly, in support of the individuals and organisations who are serving people, the planet and all other animals including the greater community of life."

The BSAS Industry Fellowship Programme was launched by the Society's Stakeholder Association, which comprises of a selection of the animal science sector's leading organisations and academic institutions. The association plays an integral role in assisting the Society in their objective to increase animal science collaboration, within, and between, academic and industry organisations.

BSAS Stakeholder Chair, Helen Warren, said: 'We are delighted to be collaborating with Writtle University College for our BSAS Industry Fellowship programme and to be able to welcome Sabrina Brando of AnimalConcepts into the role of BSAS Industry Fellow."

"The aim of the BSAS Industry Fellowship programme is to develop more intergrated relationships between companies and academic institutions, allowing the former greater acces and input to current research and the lattter greater links with the end-user of their research." 

Professor Middleton said: "Writtle University College is pleased to be working alongside BSAS. We fully support the move to closer working practices through the introduction of the BSAS Industry Fellowship programme.

"We are delighted to welcome Sabrina Brando. As always, we are committed to 'putting science into practice' and are proud to work closely with leaders in their field. Sabrina's work as an animal welfare scientist has gained global respect and we look forward to continuing to build upon our strong relationships within the animal sector."

As a BSAS Visiting Industry Fellow, Sabrina will be an integral part of WUC's community, offering particular contributions to the BSc (Hons) Animal courses and MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation. She will provide guest lectures in her areas of expertise, contribute ideas to research and support student projects. Sabrina said: "I look forward to an interdisciplinary approach, as well as connections of minds and hearts."