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Anne Carter

Anne Carter

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine


Dr Anne Carter (nee Pullen) is Course Leader for the BSc Animal Biology degree. She also teaches on other courses in the School of Animal Rural and Environmental Sciences, including BSc Zoo Biology and MRes Anthrozoology. Her main area of research interest is understanding animal behaviour to improve welfare.

Research areas

Current projects

Canine Research

Jump kinematics of agility dogs.

Temperature monitoring of canine athletes and pet dogs.

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Novel housing of cattle and the effects on behaviour and physiology.

Dr Carter’s areas of research interest cover aspects of animal behaviour and welfare, including canine kinematics and temperature monitoring, and research into cattle housing and the effects on behaviour and physiological stress responses.

She has extensive experience in behavioural data collection on a range of species, both domestic and captive exotic animals. In addition, her current research has developed the use of gait analysis and an improved understanding of canine athletes. She has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students on both domestic and exotic animal projects.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and Dr Carter welcomes research students interested in behavioural and physiological studies. In addition, she is interested in continuing to develop research on performance animals, particularly canines and livestock behaviour and welfare. Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Committee member for the East Midlands Branch of the Royal Society of Biology

Recent research funding has included:

  • Evaluation of exercise related gait changes and conformational attributes of elite canine athletes competing in canine cross country events (Canix), A Pullen, funded by NTU RCF funding, £2,600.


Selected publications

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Press expertise

  • Dog behaviour and welfare
  • Temperature monitoring and hyperthermia in dogs
  • Dog play and environmental enrichment
  • Animal behaviour
  • Cattle housing
  • Cattle behaviour and welfare