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Charlotte James

Charlotte James

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine


Charlotte currently teaches on the Zoo Biology, Animal Biology and Animal Science courses at Brackenhurst campus across a range of topics including:

  • Animal welfare science
  • Animal husbandry
  • Animal health and disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Research skills

Career overview

Before joining NTU Charlotte studied  Bioveterinary Sciences (BSc Hons) at the Royal Veterinary College. She then went on to complete a BBSRC doctoral training partnership (PhD) at the University of Nottingham. During her PhD Charlotte investigated the impacts of ultraviolet lighting on broiler chicken performance, health and welfare. Charlotte has a range of training and further experience from industry placements and research assistant roles across the fields of animal behaviour and welfare, biomechanics, parasitology, virology, wild animal conservation, ecology and epidemiology.

Research areas

Charlotte's research investigates evidence-based improvements to animal husbandry and the application of interdisciplinary approaches to assess animal welfare. Charlotte's primary research relates to the importance of appropriate artificial lighting for both production species and exotic pet species.