Dr. 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
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

Currently co-editing a special volume of Frontiers in Veterinary Science on “Animal Welfare Assessment”. 

Editor: Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Research Ethics.

Editorial Board Member: Animal Sentience 

Editor: Animal Behaviour (2014-2017).


Membership of Professional Bodies

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

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).

International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE).


Services outside CityU

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

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, Board of Trustees. 

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



Current PhD

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

Title: Goat perceptions of humans