Caroline Spence

Caroline Spence
Queen Mary, University of London | QMUL · Biological and Experimental Psychology

MSc

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Introduction
Main research: Public attitudes to animal sentience and welfare. Also interested in animal welfare (particularly laboratory animal welfare), behaviour studies, advocacy and education.
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - September 2017
Queen Mary, University of London
Position
  • Read my latest article on the "Meat paradox"
Description
  • Read 'Why don't we feel more guilty about eating animals?' https://theconversation.com/why-dont-we-feel-more-guilty-about-eating-animals-50475
August 2013 - August 2014
Hadlow College
Position
  • Lecturer in Animal Welfare
June 2008 - May 2012
Moulton College
Position
  • Lecturer in Animal Welfare and HE Course Manager
Education
September 2008 - May 2012
The University of Northampton
Field of study
  • PGCE in LLS
September 2004 - September 2005
University of Essex (Writtle College/Has Den Bosch University)
Field of study
  • MSc Animal Biology and Welfare
October 2001 - June 2004
Imperial College London
Field of study
  • Animal Science

Publications

Publication (1)
Article
Are animals capable of empathy, problem-solving, or even self-recognition? Much research is dedicated to answering these questions and yet few studies have considered how humans form beliefs about animal minds. Evidence suggests that our mentalising of animals is a natural consequence of Theory of Mind (ToM) capabilities. However, where beliefs reg...

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