Research Staff - Alex Hawkins

Alex Hawkins

Alex Hawkins

Lecturer - Animal Welfare & Management, Animal Welfare

Research Interests and Current Research

Alex’s research interests are primarily focused upon captive reptile health and welfare.

Alex’s research history includes:

  • Health and Welfare Implications of Selective Breeding for Colour and Pattern Mutations in Reptiles
  • Reptiles as pets: Motivations for the choosing of exotic animal companions
  • Veterinary care of reptiles attending primary-care veterinary practices in the UK

Areas of Teaching Expertise

Animal Behaviour & Welfare

Evolutionary Biology

Zoo/Exotic Animal Management

Herpetology

Conference Talks

Hawkins, G.A., O’Neill, D.G., Mackay, J., & Hedley, J. (2016) Disorders recorded in reptiles attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. In:The 1st Companion Animal Nutrition Conference, in association with the PFMA, June 3rd 2016. Northampton: Moulton College

Hawkins, G.A., & Boyd, J., (2011) Welfare implications associated with selective breeding for colour and pattern mutations in reptiles. In: The 13th Animal Welfare Student Scholars Meeting, December 7th 2011

Hawkins, G.A., O’Neill, D.G., Mackay, J., & Hedley, J. (2016) Demography and veterinary care of reptiles attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. In: BSAVA Congress 2017, April 8th 2017. Birmingham: Austin Court

Grants and Funding

2011 UFAW Animal Welfare Student Scholarship