Associate Lecturer/ PhD Studentship, Canine, Animal Welfare & Management
Research Interests and Current Research
Samantha’s research interests are centred on canine locomotion and biomechanics. With a background in Veterinary Physiotherapy, she has a strong interest in small animal rehabilitation. She is currently studying towards a PhD, registered at the University of Northampton, investigating the effects of conformation on gait in dogs.
Previous areas of research have included the use of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy as a treatment modality in veterinary physiotherapy practice. Samantha also has previous research experience in livestock virology with a particular focus on the pathogenesis and transmission of Bluetongue Virus.
Areas of Teaching Expertise
Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Canine Locomotion and Biomechanics, Small Animal Hydrotherapy.
Selected Recent Publications
Batten, C, Darpel, K., Henstock, M., Fay, P., Veronesi, E., Gubbins, S., Graves, S., Frost, L. and Oura, C. Evidence of transmission of bluetongue virus serrotype 26 through direct contact. Plos One, 2014. 5(1).
Batten, C.A., Henstock, M.R., Steedman, H.M., Waddington, S., Edwards, L. and Oura, C.A.L. Bluetongue virus serotype 26: Infection kinetics, pathogenesis and possible contact transmission in goats. Veterinary Microbiology, 2013. 162(1): p. 62-7.
Batten, C.A., Henstock, M.R., Bin-Tarif, A., Steedman, H.M., Waddington, S., Edwards, L. and Oura, C.A.L. Bluetongue virus serotype 26: Infection kinetics and pathogenesis in Dorset Poll sheep. Veterinary Microbiology, 2012. 157(1–2): p. 119-124.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Full member Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP)
Graves, S. and Warren-Smith, I. (2014) The Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice. In: National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists Annual Conference, October 25 2014. Warwickshire: Stoneleigh Park.