Dr Mina Davies-Morel BSc Nottingham, PhD Aberystwyth

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Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
Edward Llwyd Building
Penglais
Aberystwyth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Contact
Phone: 01970 621639

Profile

After her PhD Mina was awarded the Animal Health Trust Wooldridge farm livestock personal post-doctoral scholarship to continue her research at the University. As a member of staff of the Welsh Agricultural College she set up the Equine Department and courses. Since joining the University Mina has headed up the equine courses, she attained a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2005, a University teaching excellence award in 2010 and a Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship Award in 2014.
Mina has held external examiner/adviser positions in numerous Universities. Mina has published widely in the scientific and popular press in addition to 3 text books. Mina has been a horse owner and rider since childhood and has a particular interest in Welsh Pony's and Cobs. Mina has been involved in many equine societies over the years and is currently the Chair of British Horse Society for Wales

Additional information

Mina is Reader in Animal Reproduction, Leader of the Equine Group and Course Director for the MSc Equine Science and MSc Animal Science.

Research interests

Mina's prime research interest lies in embryo mortality in farm livestock, particularly the mare. In particular she has carried out collaborative work with veterinary surgeons into factors affecting embryo mortality, multiple ovulations, multiple pregnancies, follicle size, ovarian competence, previous pregnancies, infection etc. Also factors affecting thoroughbred race performance, gestation length, date of birth etc. Research students MSc, MPhil and PhD. Mina now works part time and so is no longer taking on any research students.