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Dawn Scholey

Dawn Scholey

Senior Research Fellow

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine


Dr Scholey is in charge of  Poultry Research at NTU under the direction of the Head of the Poultry Research Unit, Dr Emily Burton. As such Dr Scholey collaborates with both internal and external customers to run poultry studies, mainly in the area of broiler nutrition.

Career overview

Dr Schloey gained her PhD at Nottingham Trent University in 2012, after undertaking an EPSRC funded industrial CASE studentship in association with AB Agri entitled The optimisation of distillery co-products for use in poultry feed.

After completing a first degree in Applied Biology, Dr Scholey worked as a researcher in ruminant reproduction for nine years, before joining a large multinational pet food company, specifically looking at palatability and behaviour in domestic cats.  This was followed by a period in R&D managing factory trials.  2006 brought a move to Nottingham Vet School as a foundation member of staff involved in both research and teaching.  Dr Scholey also managed the radiation and histology labs there, before joining Nottingham Trent University as a PhD student in 2009.

Research areas

Areas of interest include:

  • poultry nutrition and sustainable feed ingredients, particularly the re-use of co-products from bio-refining as animal feed
  • poultry lameness and the measurement of bone strength and mineralisation.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate study towards an MPhil/PhD in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Studies are currently on-going with several commercial feed and supplement companies.


A comparison of two methods for determining titanium dioxide marker content in broiler digestibility studies. Morgan NK, Scholey DV, Burton EJ, Animal, 2014, 8 (4), 529-533

Bio-based nutrients/ feed ingredients. Burton E, Scholey D, Willaims P in (Ed K. Waldron) Advances in biorefineries, 2014, Woodhead Publishing

Use of cereal crops for food and fuel - Characterization of a novel bioethanol co-product for use in meat poultry diets. Burton EJ, Scholey DV and Williams PEV, Food and Energy Security, 2013, 2 (3), 197-206

Effects of incorporating a novel bio-ethanol co-product in poultry diets on bird performance. Scholey DV, Morgan N, Williams P and Burton EJ, British Poultry Abstracts, 2011, 7 (1) 57

Potential for alcohol co-products from potable and bioethanol sources as protein source in poultry diets. Scholey DV, Williams P and Burton EJ, British Poultry Abstracts, 2011, 7 (1), 23-24

The production of a high concentration yeast protein concentrate co-product from a bioethanol refinery. Williams P, Scholey DV and BURTON EJ, Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, Edinburgh, 2009, 326

Identification of elevated concentrations of estradiol in bovine uterine endometrium. Mann GE, Scholey DV and Robinson RS, Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 2007, 33 (4), 437-441

Endometrial oxytocin receptor concentration and activity in prepubertal ewe lambs. Lamming GE, Hunter M, Scholey DV and Mann GE, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 2005, 40, 123-125

Attenuation of PGF2a release in ewes infused with the oxytocin antagonist L-368, 899. Mann GE, Lamming GE, Scholey D, Hunter M and Pettibone DJ, Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 2003, 25 (3), 255-262

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