Prof. Alan Gerard MCELLIGOTT

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 2011. Queen Mary University of London.

PhD. Zoology. 1998. University College Dublin 

BSc. Zoology. 1992. University College Cork.

Visiting address
TYB-1B-408
Phone: +852 34426937

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Research Interests/Areas

  • How Livestock Perceive and Communicate with People
  • Expression and Perception of Animal Emotions
  • Use of Vocalisations in Precision Livestock Farming
  • Mother-Offspring relations in Livestock
  • Domestic Animal Welfare, e.g. dogs and cats
  • Public Attitudes to Animal Welfare and Sentience

Editor or Editorial Membership

Editor: PEERJ - the journal of Life and the Environment,

Research Ethics. 

Editorial Board Member: Animal Sentience

Editor: Animal Behaviour (2014-2017).

Edited a special volume, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, “Animal Welfare Assessment”. 

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).

International Society for Applied Ethology.

 

 

 

Services outside CityU

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). Member of ASAB Education Committee.

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). Member of the EDIA (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility) Committee.

International Society for Applied Ethology. Member of the EDI Committee.

Farm Sanctuary. Member of the Animals Advisory Committee.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats. Trustee.

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), Visionary. https://www.ciwf.org.uk/about-us/visionaries/academia/dr-alan-mcelligott/

 

Projects

Current PhDs

George Hodgson (City University of Hong Kong, 2021 - present. co-supervised by Dr. Kate Flay, City University of Hong Kong).

Title: Behaviour and welfare of feral cattle

 

Tania Perroux (City University of Hong Kong, 2021 - present. Main supervisor, Dr. Kate Flay, City University of Hong Kong). 

Title: Behaviour, health and welfare of feral cattle

 

Saad Bukhari (City University of Hong Kong, 2020 - present. Main supervisor, Dr. Becky Parkes, City University of Hong Kong). 

Title: Welfare of working donkeys

 

Nicolas Brualla (City University of Hong Kong, 2020 - present. Main supervisors, Dr. Dai Koyabu, University of Tsukuba, Japan, and Dr. Laura Wilson, Australian National University). 

Title: Comparative anatomy and evolutionary morphology of the bat larynx

 

Marianne Mason (University of Roehampton, UK; 2019 - 2022. co-supervised by Prof. Stuart Semple, University of Roehampton).

Title: Goat Perception of Human Cues & Reliability of Thermal Imaging in Welfare Research

Press/Media