Virtual Conference
Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight

University of Winchester, United Kingdom


Andrew Knight is a European, American and RCVS-recognised Veterinary Specialist in animal welfare. He worked in UK small animal practice for nearly a decade, prior to teaching for two years at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean, from 2013 – 2014. In 2015 he established the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare in the UK, where is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and leads a very popular distance learning MSc in Animal Welfare, Behaviour, Ethics and Law. Andrew is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University, Queensland, where he completed his PhD on scientific and educational animal use and alternatives, in 2010. Andrew has numerous academic and popular publications, several websites and a large series of social media videos, and has delivered over 200 presentations internationally, on animal welfare issues. His books include The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments (2011) and the Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare (2023). The 36 chapters of the latter contributed by 50 authors, cover most topics included within veterinary specialist curricula in animal welfare, within Australia and internationally, and is fully open access. Andrew’s recent research focuses on vegan companion animal diets.

Research Interest

Animal Welfare, Behaviour, Ethics and Law