Dec 14TH

PhD students showcase research at annual Symposium

The annual Moulton College Research Symposium was held on 11 December this year, showcasing the diverse range of research being undertaken by PhD students. Attended by experts from a range of businesses including the RSPCA, the Pet Industry Federation, Dodson and Horrell and Flowering Plants Limited students presented progress on their research and answered questions from the audience.

The research which is being undertaken deals with some current and important issues facing society including the exotic pet trade, solar farming, food security, harvest mouse conservation and reducing the risk of fall amongst older adults.

Nigel Baker, Chief Executive of the Pet Industry Federation commented after the event, "I attended a fascinating insight into the postgraduate projects that were being undertaken at Moulton College. Congratulations to everyone who delivered their research at the symposium - it was of a very high standard. The research projects on companion animals were of particular interest to the Pet Industry Federation and we look forward to updates to further our understanding of the human bond with companion animals".

“Our PhD students are undertaking some fascinating and cutting edge research, exploring some very complex issues.  As most of them teach at the College, our other students have the opportunity to benefit first-hand from their ground-breaking research; which is fantastic and helps raise student’s aspirations” says Stephen Davies, Principal at the College. 

If you’d like to know more, visit out Research section or call Dr Wanda McCormick on 01604 491131.