• PL 57 (Koetilantie 2)



  • PL 57 (Koetilantie 2)




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Description of research and teaching

Scientific interests are animal welfare and behaviour, especially sleep and sickness behaviour in farm animals.

Currently involved with several research projects, such as horse rest and sleep, pain in calves and reindeers, farmers´and vets attutudes towards cattle and reindeer pain,  canine cognition and animal welfare inspection.

Teaching and supervision of students on animal welfare, protection and behaviour related issues from under grads to doctoral ones. 

Specialties:animal welfare research and education, especially issues related to cattle welfare, farm animal sleep and welfare

Education information


Education/Academic qualification

Animal welfare, ethics and law, (de facto) diplomate, European Board of Veterinary Specialization

Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

applied ethology, adjunct professor

Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

External positions

chair person, Seura- ja harrastuseläinten hyvinvoinnin neuvottelukunta, MMM

12 May 202214 May 2024

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • domestic animal welfare
  • cattle welfare
  • sickness behaviour
  • pain behaviour
  • calf welfare
  • domestic animal behaviour
  • cattle lameness
  • automatic behaviour monitoring
  • disbudding
  • turkey transport
  • stress
  • canine cognition
  • animal protection
  • stakeholders´attitudes
  • 1 Natural sciences
  • applied ethology
  • animal behaviour
  • EEG
  • sleep

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.