As an Academic Associate Kym Griffin divides her time evenly between teaching on various equine and research courses while working to complete a part time PhD looking at equine sleep patterns.
Kym holds a BSc (Hon) Zoology from James Cook University, Australia and an MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to joining NTU, Kym worked as a research assistant on a large scale pig welfare project.
Kym’s PhD research focuses on sleep patterns in horses and how this is influenced by stress and other external factors. Additional interests include areas of equitation science, primarily horse learning and cognition.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist within the school of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
Kym is a member of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES) and is working towards becoming a qualified riding instructor with the British Horse Society (BHS).
Sponsors and collaborators
Current collaborations include:
- Acoustic signalling reflects personality in a social mammal. Friel M, Kunc HP, Griffin K, Asher L, Collins LM, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3 (6)
Equine sleep behaviour
Equine behaviour and welfare