Dr Peta Taylor

Lecturer - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Peta Taylor

Phone: +61 2 6773 5613

Email: ptaylo37@une.edu.au

Biography

Peta graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Animal Veterinary Bioscience with honours, investigating the effects of dietary manipulations on the behaviour and physiology of fat-tailed dunnarts. Peta completed her PhD studies at the Animal Welfare Science Centre at the University of Melbourne on the behaviour and welfare of free-range broiler chickens. Her passions include the behaviour and welfare of production animals, with a particular interest in poultry and focus on combining assessments of physiology and behaviour, and investigating effective enrichment programs to improve welfare.

Qualifications

  • BAnVetBioSc, (Hons) La Trobe University (2011),
  • PhD Animal Welfare Science Centre, Melbourne University (2017)

Teaching Areas

  • ANSC304 – Animals and us: ethics and welfare
  • ANSC120 – Animals and society
  • ANPR321 – Animal function, health and welfare
  • ANSC201 – Animal Structure and function
  • ANPR315/415/515 - Constraints to Animal Production

Research Interests

  • Free-range poultry behaviour and welfare
  • Effective enrichment
  • Individual variation

Publications

Taylor, P. S., Groves, P., Hemsworth, P.H., Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G., Rault, J-L. (2018). Ranging behavior related to welfare indicators pre- and post-range access in commercial free-range broilers. Poultry Science , 97 (6), 1861-1871

Taylor, P. S., Groves, P., Hemsworth, P.H., Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G., Rault, J-L. (2017). Ranging behaviour of commercial free-range broiler chickens 1: Factors related to flock variability. Animals , 7, 54

Taylor, P. S., Groves, P., Hemsworth, P.H., Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G., Rault, J-L. (2017). Ranging behaviour of commercial free-range broiler chickens 2: Individual Variation. Animals , 7, 55

Rault, J. L., & Taylor, P. S. (2017). Indoor side fidelity and outdoor ranging in commercial free-range chickens in single-or double-sided sheds. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Taylor, P. S., Groves, P., Hemsworth, P.H., Rault, J-L.(2016). Patterns of range access of individual broiler chickens in commercial free-range flocks. Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Ethology, 50, 152.

Taylor, P. S., Groves, P., Hemsworth, P.H., Rault, J-L.(2016). Productivity, leg health and range use of individual broiler chickens on a free-range commercial farm. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production, 31, 87.

Taylor, P. S., Hemsworth, P.H., Rault, J-L.(2015). The effects of environmental complexity on fear responses of broiler chickens. Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Ethology, 49, 209.

Taylor, P. S., Hemsworth, P.H., Rault, J-L.(2015). The effects of environmental enrichment on broiler chicken behaviour. Behaviour2015, Cairns, Australia, 9-14th August, 2015.

Taylor, P. S., Dawkins, M.S., Groves, P., Hemsworth, P.H., Rault, J-L.(2015). Free-range broiler chicken behavioural time budgets: Inside and outside of the shed. Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, 26, 227-229.