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Biography

​Steven is Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies and Acting Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare. He is Programme Leader for the BA Animal Welfare and Society. Steven teaches the Animals and Society and Research Preparation and Development modules in the MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law programme.

Steven qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2002 from Bristol University and holds a BA Philosophy from Birbeck College, London University. He has a PhD from the RVC, London for his thesis ‘The British animal health and welfare policy process: accounting for the interests of sentient species’.

Steven is a diplomat of ECAWBM and a recognised veterinary specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. He was the AWSELVA representative organising the ECAWBM/AWSELVA/ESVCE/PsiAnimal Congress in Portugal 2016. Steven coordinates the monthly ‘Everyday Ethics’ column in the professional veterinary journal In Practice.

Areas of expertise

Steven has expertise in the multidisciplinary fields of human-animal studies and animal welfare science, ethics and law. Specifically, he has expertise in the ethics of the human-animal interaction and how the interests of sentient animals are accounted for in British government policy. Steven has published on diverse issues in human-animal studies and animal welfare science, ethics and law.

Publications

Journal articles

  • McCulloch, S. P., & Reiss, M. J. (2017). Bovine Tuberculosis and Badger Control in Britain: Science, Policy and Politics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s10806-017-9686-3. Read it online
  • McCulloch, S. P., & Reiss, M. J. (2017). The Development of an Animal Welfare Impact Assessment (AWIA) Tool and Its Application to Bovine Tuberculosis and Badger Control in England. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s10806-017-9684-5. Read it online
  • McCulloch, S. P., & Reiss, M. J. (2017). Bovine Tuberculosis and Badger Culling in England: A Utilitarian Analysis of Policy Options. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s10806-017-9680-9. Read it online​
  • McCulloch, S. P., & Reiss, M. J. (2017). Bovine Tuberculosis and Badger Culling in England: An Animal Rights-Based Analysis of Policy Options. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s10806-017-9685-4. Read it online
  • McCulloch, S. P., & Reiss, M. J. (2017). Bovine Tuberculosis Policy in England: Would a Virtuous Government Cull Mr Badger? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi.org/10.1007/s10806-017-9687-2. Read it online
  • McCulloch S P, Reiss M J, Wathes C M and Jinman P (2014) What’s in a word? The RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct and Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons. Viewpoint Article. Veterinary Record. Volume 174, Issue 3. doi: 10.1136/vr.f7520. Read it online
  • McCulloch S P (2012) A Critique of FAWC’s Five Freedoms as a Framework for the Analysis of Animal Welfare. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. Springer. DOI 10.1007/s10806-012-9434-7. Read it online
  • McCulloch S P (2012) On the Virtue of Solidarity: Animal Rights, Animal Welfarism and Animals’ Rights to Wellbeing. Journal of Animal Welfare Law. Spring/Summer 2012: 5-15
  • McCulloch S P (2012) Against an aesthetic basis for animal protection: a reply to David Lamb’s ‘Welfare and aesthetics’. The Journal of the AWSELVA Vol.15 No.1 Winter 2011-2012 Read it online
  • McCulloch S (2011) The Bionic Vet: we don't know where to draw the line. The great debate. The Veterinary Times, Vol 41, No 4: 14
  • Phillips C J C and McCulloch S (2005) Student attitudes on animal sentience and use of animals in society. Journal of Biological Education, 40 1: 17-24 Read it online

Books and book chapters

  • McCulloch S P (2017) Singing cadaver. In Fawcett A and Mullan S (Editors) (2017): Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. 5M Publishing.
  • McCulloch S P (2017) Food and production animals. In Fawcett A and Mullan S (Editors) (2017): Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. 5M Publishing.
  • McCulloch S P (2017) Informed consent. In Fawcett A and Mullan S (Editors) (2017): Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. 5M Publishing.
  • McCulloch S P (2017) Euthanasia or allowed to die? In Fawcett A and Mullan S (Editors) (2017): Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. 5M Publishing.
  • McCulloch S P and Reiss M J (2017) Killing zoo animals surplus to requirements. In Fawcett A and Mullan S (Editors) (2017): Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. 5M Publishing.
  • Wathes C M, Corr S A, May S A, McCulloch S P and Whiting M C (Editors) (2013) Veterinary and Animal Ethics: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Ethics, September, 2011. UFAW Animal Welfare Series. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • McCulloch S P (2013) Agriculture, Animal Welfare and Climate Change. In Wathes C M, Corr S A, May S A, McCulloch S P and Whiting M C (Editors) (2013) Veterinary and Animal Ethics: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Ethics, September, 2011. UFAW Animal Welfare Series. Wiley-Blackwell, pp 84-99.
  • McCulloch S P (2012) Sustainability, animal welfare and ethical food policy: a comparative analysis of sustainable intensification and holistic integrative naturalism. In Potthast T and Meisch S (Editors): Climate change and sustainable development: Ethical perspectives on land use and food production. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp 175-180.

Short articles

  • McCulloch S P (2016) Everyday veterinary ethics in 2016. In Practice, 38(10), 526-527. doi: 10.1136/inp.i5703. Read it online
  • McCulloch S P (2013) The case of the whelping bitch. In Practice 2014 Vol 36: 102-103 doi:10.1136/inp.g145 Read it online
  • McCulloch S P (2013) Is flirting with clients taboo? In Practice 2013 Vol 35: 222-223 doi:10.1136/inp.f2034 Read it online
  • McCulloch S P (2012) What if it was your dog? Everyday ethics. In Practice, Vol 34: 494-495 Read it online
  • McCulloch S P (2011) Financially strapped owner with suffering cat. Everyday ethics. In Practice, Vol 33: 297-298 Read it online

Book reviews

  • McCulloch S P (2013). Harrison R (2013), Animal Machines. CABI. Animal Welfare 22: 493-495
  • McCulloch S P (2013) Eadie E (2013), Understanding Animal Welfare: An Integrated Approach. Palgrave Macmillan. Animal Welfare 22: 299-300
  • McCulloch S P (2012) Akhtar A (2012), Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare. Palgrave Macmillan. Animal Welfare 21: 440-442

Blog posts

  • McCulloch, S. P. (2017). Monkey selfies, copyright and animal rights. The UoW Blog.
  • McCulloch, S. P. (2017). General election 2017: what do political party manifestos pledge on animal welfare policy? The UoW Blog.

Steven’s publications can also be found on ResearchGate and on Academia.edu.

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