Staff profile

Briony  Witherow

Briony Witherow

MSc, FHEA, RNutr


Role

Lecturer in Equine Science


Biography

I have been lecturing at WUC for three years, lecturing in Equine and Canine Nutrition, Grassland Management, Current Issues in the Equine Industry and Breeding Systems.

Prior to this I worked in industry as an Equine Nutritionist and was Senior Nutritionist and Team Manager at Baileys Horse Feeds. I am a registered nutritionist under the Association for Nutrition and have my own equine nutrition consultancy which I run alongside teaching allowing me to maintain my strong industry links and share this practical experience.


Qualifications

2018-2019 University of Essex: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, Teaching and Learning
2017-2018 University of Essex: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2010-2011 Royal Agricultural College Cirencester: MSc Equine Science
2007-2010 The University of Aberystwyth: BSc Equine and Human Sports Science
2015 onwards Association for Nutrition: Registered Nutritionist (Animal Specialism)


Subject Areas

Nutrition
Grassland Management
Preparation of the young horse for sales or backing and management of breeding stock


Research

Current research areas include the effectiveness of slow feeders (forage and concentrate). Management strategies for the good doer. Chew rates on different forage types and grazing systems.