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Prof Paul McGreevy

Paul McGreevy
  • Location: Australia
  • Year of Fellowship: 2019
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Universities and colleges

Areas of special interest

  • Animal welfare science
  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal training

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Public engagement

Professional positions

  • Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare,
  • University of New England


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW
  • Hon. Fellow: International Society for Equitation Science
  • 2020 Global Animal Welfare Award – World Veterinary Association
  • 2019 Fulbright Future Scholarship – Senior Scholar
  • 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research - University of Sydney
  • 2019 Impact Award - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • 2017 The Kennel Club - Lifetime Achievement Award


Paul McGreevy BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, FRSN is a veterinarian and ethologist who graduated from the University of Bristol in 1987. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications and seven books. With expertise in learning theory, animal training, animal welfare science, veterinary behavioural medicine and anthrozoology, he is a co-founder and honorary fellow of the International Society for Equitation Science. He led the VetCompass Australia initiative that brought together all of the Australian veterinary schools to provide ongoing national disease surveillance for companion animals and horses. With the additional involvement of Massey University (NZ), the same schools collaborated under Paul’s leadership to create the One Welfare teaching portal. He provides legal advice in matters that relate to horse and dog behaviour and welfare.

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