Dr. Giuliana Miguel-Pacheco joined the AWFC Board in 2022. Giuliana grew up in Peru where she completed her degree in veterinary medicine. She continued her academic journey in Mexico where she trained in small animal medicine and surgery at the National Autonomous Mexico University. She trained in animal behaviour and welfare research in the United Kingdom. During her MSc (Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare) at the University of Edinburgh she decided to focus her research area on farm animal welfare, and she continue this research line during her PhD at the University of Nottingham where she looked at the effect of lameness treatment in dairy cattle behaviour and welfare.
In most recent years, Giuliana has been working as an animal welfare scientist and consultant for various projects from captive elephant welfare in the UK, precision livestock farming for ruminants, and farm animal welfare policy writing for North American food businesses and Latin American based NGOs. Giuliana currently works with Dr Yolande Seddon’s team at the University of Saskatchewan in the development of methods for pig welfare assessment on-farm and at the abattoir, among other projects with the aim to improving the life of pigs in Canada.
Giuliana lives in Saskatoon with her husband and Marietta, a rescued dog from Mexico who has travelled the world with them.