The RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship for Animal Welfare Research was established in 1989 to advance the cause of animal welfare in Australia.
The scholarship is named after Mr Alan White, a past President of RSPCA Australia and a past President of RSPCA Queensland. The Alan White Scholarship is available to full-time or part-time students in Australian tertiary institutions for the funding of original research aimed at improving the welfare of animals in Australia. The 2023 scholarship award will be for $10,238 and can be used towards any area of research that fits the general scholarship criteria.
|Human DNA detection and use in investigations of non-accidental injuries in animal abuse cases
|Outcomes of feral horse management methods for horses, people and the environment - a One Welfare approach.
|Identifying the impacts of human attitudes and actions on the welfare of recused wildlife.
|Working like a dog: Examining the standards and practices related to the welfare of Australian therapy dogs.
|Identifying the human psychological and behavioural predictors of dog welfare in the home environment.
|Developing a novel electronic nose to combat the illegal trade of the native Australian reptile, Tiliqua rugosa.
|Home is where the hound is: Pet ownership in remote New South Wales, Australia and the impact of Aboriginal Community Companion Animal Health Programs (ACCAHPs).
|Can targeted communication and preventative vaccination programs for unvaccinated puppies and dogs lead to a decrease in new Canine Parvovirus cases in high-risk areas and during disease outbreak situations?
|Lily van Eeden
|The dingo in Australian society: public perceptions of dingoes and their management.
|Kendy Tzu-Yun Teng
|Awareness of and attitudes towards two major companion welfare issues: canine inherited diseases and cat obesity in Australia.
|Re-examining the critical socialisation period in dogs and its relevance to vaccination protocols in Australia.
|Understanding the knowledge and attitudes of veterinarians regarding issues in cat overpopulation and how these impact on recommendations to clients in clinical practice.
|Factors influencing public perceptions of kangaroo management.
|Can road crossing structures be used to preserve arboreal mammal populations?
|Evaluating the survival of rehabilitated common wombats (Vombatus ursinus) released into free-living populations.
|Examining the physiological effects of domestic dogs entering a kennel facility.
|Reproductive and behavioural effects of a single injection Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) vaccine on Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
|Aimee Jade Silla
|Hormonal induction of sperm release in the roseate frog (Geocrinia rosea).
|Investigation of PCB concentrations in coastal dolphins in South Australia: Threats to species health and links with parasitic lung nematodes (in progress).
|The development of age related oral health care guidelines in zoos.
|Characterising the psychological underpinnings of animal hoarders: a Central Queensland study.
|Susan de Burgh
|Animal welfare education for Australian indigenous and Papua New Guinean primary school children.
|Reducing the incidence of entanglements on New Zealand fur seals in southern Australia.
|Non-human animal rights - legislation, ethics and reform.
|The effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic and social structure of the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons).
|Identification of animal individuals by analysis of acoustic signals.
|Developing the natural behavioural repertoires of nocturnal mammals through enrichment techniques.
|Effects of early age desexing of dogs and cats.
|Pecking and feather pecking in growing chickens.
|Foraging behaviour of red kangaroos and sheep in arid New South Wales.
|Anaphylaxis associated with daily heartworm prevention treatment for dogs.
This scholarship category is available for individual research projects that are related to the development of humane alternative farm animal production systems.
|Multi features biometric livestock identification based on efficient vision transformer
|Can an Animal Welfare Risk Assessment Tool (AWRAT) assist in predicting instances of poor livestock welfare on farms?
|Sandra Ospina Rios
|Does maternal contact via cow-calf suckling systems moderate the impact of disbudding on dairy calves?
|Addressing the consequences of social deprivation experienced by artificially-reared dairy heifers: providing older social models for improved welfare, social and cognitive outcomes.
|Investigating practical aspects of avoiding early cow-calf separation on dairy farms.
|Evaluation of the effect of perches on leg strength and mobility in meat chickens as assessed in pen studies.
|Applying the behavioural change wheel to encourage higher welfare food choices
|Kate Chaplin (now Kate Dutton-Regester)
|Understanding dairy farmer intentions to make improvements to their management practices of foot lesions causing lameness in dairy cows.
|Developing a methodology for behavioural demand in ducks.
|Odours from Merino wool that induce a physiological response in the blowflies Lucilia cuprina.
|Australian consumers’ current knowledge of animal agricultural practices: the effect of knowledge on consumer behaviour.
|A comparison of sow and piglet behaviour and productivity in the UMB farrowing pen compared to conventional farrowing crates.
|Role of shelter belts in free range systems in reducing the need for beak trimming.
|Producer attitudes towards animal welfare and the adoption of least stressful reproductive technologies in goats.
|Investigating the effects of temperament on post parturient ewe and lamb behaviour without human interaction.
|A study of the relationship between ewe behaviour and lamb survival and the heritability of temperament in a Merino flock.
|Evaluation of an integrated management system for controlling flystrike in the absence of mulesing.
The RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship is intended to celebrate Sybil Emslie’s life-long commitment to the care and protection of animals by encouraging legal scholarship and practice dedicated to advancing animal welfare.
|Dr Meg Good
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