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Biography

Helen's principle research interests and teaching experience lie in the area of Animal Welfare Science, with particular focus on companion animal behaviour and welfare. However, she has also supervised both undergaduate and postgraduate research in farm livestock and zoo animals. She has relevant industry experience with organisations such as the RSPCA and the Guide Dogs, and has also worked in the pet trade and with farm livestock. After completing her undergraduate studies in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, she started a career in teaching and alongside this completed an MSc in Animal Welfare, eventually becoming a Senior Lecturer in Animal and Equine studies until 2018. 

She is currently studying towards a PhD on the herpetofauna trade, with a specific focus on what husbandry information is available to owners, what species are being traded, and the socio-economic factors associated with this. 

Alongside her PhD work she is also the Marketing and Research Officer for Elmdon Park Support Group in Solihull, and works closely with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to support the groups' aims of conserving the physical and natural heritage of Elmdon Park. This includes bidding for funding, designing marketing materials, maintaing a website, and running social media pages. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Northampton

20072010

Award Date: 31 Oct 2010

Bachelor, Coventry University

20042007

Award Date: 31 Jul 2007

PGCE, University of Northampton

20082010

PhD, University of Northampton

2015 → …

External positions

External Examiner, North Lindsey College (University of Hull)

2019 → …

External Examiner, University of Nottingham

2019 → …

External Examiner, Barnsley College (University of Hull)

2017 → …

External Examiner, Bishop Burton College (University of Hull)

2016 → …

Activities

  • 5 Oral presentation

Evaluating the exotic pet trade: legal and ethical issues

Helen Tedds (Speaker), Simon Sneddon (Speaker), Ros Clubb (Speaker), Wanda McCormick (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Nectar pot provision for rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) in a walk-through aviary

Christopher Dunster (Speaker), Wanda McCormick (Speaker), Helen Tedds (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Nectar pot provision for rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) in a walk-through aviary

Christopher Dunster (Speaker), Wanda McCormick (Speaker), Helen Tedds (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

New research: the exotic pet trade

Helen Tedds (Speaker), Simon Sneddon (Speaker), Ros Clubb (Speaker), Wanda McCormick (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Cognitive bias in domestic hens (Gallus gallus domesticus): optimism and the effects of environmental enrichment

Helen Tedds (Speaker), Ambrose Tinarwo (Speaker)
2011

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Press / Media

The Exotic Pet Trade

Helen Tedds

18/07/16

1 Media contribution

Press/Media