Dr Jane Tyson
"I joined the RSPCAs Science and Policy Group, specifically the Companion Animals Department in 2013. Just prior to this, I completed a PhD in biomechanics which focused on investigating flight behaviour and performance in homing pigeons. I also hold a degree in Animal Science and a MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare. On the more practical front of working with animals, I have spent time working, volunteering and conducting research within the animal rescue centre environment.
My role at the RSPCA focuses around providing advice and information to various audiences, predominantly about the welfare and behaviour of the traditional small animal species commonly kept as pets. As well as this I work with academics, government, industry and other NGOs to promote, and improve, animal welfare standards. Combining my practical experience and academic training, alongside a common sense approach, I am well placed to provide pragmatic advice to help improve animal welfare."