Dr Ruth Wonfor BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Animal and Equine Science

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Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

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Phone: 01970 823093
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Research interests

My research interests broadly lie in animal health and subsequent effects on production, with a focus on dairy cow reproductive diseases. I also have an interest in knowledge exchange in the agricultural industry.

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I obtained a BSc(Hons) in Equine and Human Sport Science in 2011 and MSc in Animal Science in 2013 from Aberystwyth University. Following on from this, I went on to complete a PhD in bovine reproductive immunology and endocrinology in 2016, investigating the immune modulatory role of preimplantation factor in the bovine endometrium. Within my PhD research I utilised in vitro tissue and cell culture models to investigate immune and endocrine responses. Whilst writing my PhD, I spent some time working as a Teaching Assistant in IBERS. After completion of my PhD, I worked as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow in IBERS as part of the Knowledge Exchange Hub and alongside Farming Connect to disseminate scientific research into the agricultural industry. Through this role I wrote a number of technical articles on a wide range of Animal Science topics, as well as being involved in the development of several EIP Operational Groups in Wales.