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Professor Clive Phillips

Clive Phillips was Australia’s first Professor of Animal Welfare, at the University of Queensland, and foundation director of the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics. His PhD focused on dairy cow nutrition and behaviour. He was previously a lecturer at the Universities of Cambridge and Wales. He has authored about 400 scientific journal articles on the welfare of farm, zoo and companion animals, animal nutrition, transport and production. His books include Principles of Cattle Production, The Animal Trade and The Welfare of Animals - the Silent Majority. He recently co-edited the Routledge Handbook in Animal Welfare. Clive chairs the Queensland and Western Australian Governments’ Animal Welfare Boards, is editor-in-chief of the journal Animals and Springer’s Animal Welfare book series. His interview series, ‘Conversations with Clive’ can be found at


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