Generation Pup

Meet the team

Generation Pup

The key members of the team are:

Dr Rachel Casey

rachel-caseyRachel is leading the ‘Generation Pup’ project. She is a veterinary surgeon, European specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine and welfare scientist. Rachel has particular research interests in identifying early life risk factors for undesired or ‘problem’ behaviours in companion animals so that these can be prevented and veterinary epidemiology. She is also interested in identifying the best ways to measure and improve the welfare of dogs.

Dr Jane Murray

Dr Jane MurrayJane is a veterinary epidemiologist based at Dogs Trust, and is in charge of the day-to-day management of Generation Pup. Jane has considerable experience in analysing risk factors for disease and behaviour problems in companion animals. She set up and led the feline sister project of ‘Generation Pup’ called ‘Bristol Cats’ which follows kittens through life – her experience is invaluable in ensuring that Generation Pup asks, and answers, all the right questions so that this research project is as successful as it can possibly be!

Professor Séverine Tasker

sev-taskerSéverine is a veterinary surgeon, European specialist in internal medicine and researcher in infectious diseases. Séverine is most known for her work with cats, but has crossed species to help lend her expertise to ‘Generation Pup’. Her role is to help co-ordinate the input from a range of veterinary specialists to make sure that we collect the right information to investigate the occurrence of disease in the ‘Generation Pup’ puppies.

Professor Toby Knowles

toby-knowlesToby has research interests in animal welfare across a range of species. Toby is a very experienced statistician and ensures that the information collected about dogs in ‘Generation Pup’ is analysed as effectively as possible so that we can answer lots of valuable research questions about dogs.

Dr Emma Buckland

Untitled designEmma has a PhD in canine behaviour and has previously worked with large companion animal epidemiology datasets. She brings her expertise in survey research and data analysis to the ‘Generation Pup’ team.

Rachel Kinsman

rachel-kinsmanRachel has a Masters degree by research in epidemiology, and brings a range of scientific and management skills to the project. Rachel is an invaluable member of the ‘Generation Pup’ team and does everything from sorting out samples to helping design questionnaires and answer owner queries. She is incredibly organised, and keeps the rest of us on track!

Rosa Da Costa


Rosa has a Masters degree in Animal Welfare and has worked in a number of administrative roles within the veterinary sector. She is using her academic and work experience to help with the day to day running of ‘Generation Pup’.”

Joshua Woodward

Josh has a background in animal behaviour and welfare, and a Masters degree in Veterinary Epidemiology. He has a keen interest in dog behaviour, having previously worked at one of the Dogs Trust rehoming centres, and loves working on the data generously provided by the ‘Generation Pup’ puppy owners.

Rebecca Sexton

Rebecca has a background in biodiversity conservation research, with a Masters in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade. Having worked on a variety of wildlife research projects, she is now applying her skills to provide support to the “Generation Pup” study. As a proud rescue-dog owner herself, she is delighted to be assisting in research that is so valuable to the dog community.

Research Partners of Generation Pup

The Generation Pup team are very grateful to the following veterinary practices for their assistance in recruiting puppy owners to the study, thus helping our research which aims to improve the health and welfare of dogs in the future. Generation Pup does not endorse or recommend veterinary services provided by Research partners of Generation Pup.

Adelaide Veterinary Centre  |  Albert Cottage Veterinary Clinic  |  Alexander Vets  |  Axe Valley Vets  |  Behavioural Referrals Ltd Vet Practice  |  Blairgowrie Vets Ltd  |  Braid Vets Mayfield Road  |  Bridge Vets, Bridge of Don  |  Bridge Vets, Portlethen  |  Brookfield Veterinary Practice  |  Burnham House Veterinary Surgery  | Cedar Veterinary Group |  Chandlers Ford Veterinary Surgery  |  Chapel Vets  |  Cherry Tree Vets  |  Crab Lane Vets  |  Corinium Veterinary Surgery  |  CornYard Vets  |  Culloden Veterinary Clinic  |  Dr Doolittle’s Aberdare  |  Folly Veterinary Centre  |  Haven Veterinary Group Ltd  |  Hitchin Veterinary Surgery  |  Kingston Veterinary Group, Anlaby  |  Kingston Veterinary Group, Beverley Road  |  Kingston Veterinary Group, Cottingham  |  Kingston Veterinary Group, Holderness Road  |  Kingston Veterinary Group, Park Street  |  Kingston Veterinary Group, Thorngumbald  |  Lakeview Veterinary Centre  |  London Road Veterinary Centre  |  MBM Vets Kilmarnock  |  Millennium Veterinary Practice  |  Millpark Veterinary Centre Ltd  |  Minster Veterinary Clinic  |  Northdale Veterinary Practice  |  Orchard Veterinary Surgery Penbode Vets  |  Provost Vet Group  |  Purton Vets Swindon  |  Rhodes Vets, Kingsthorpe  |  Rhodes Vets, Far Cotton  |  Ribble Vets Penwortham Surgery  |  Rutland House Veterinary Hospital  |  Stow Veterinary Surgeons  |  The Avenues Veterinary Centre – Rutherglen  |  The Brook Veterinary Clinic – Enniskillen  |  The Oak Veterinary Group  |  The Veterinary Centre, Lipson  |  The Veterinary Centre, Plympton  |  The Veterinary Centre, Plymstock  |  The Veterinary Centre, St Budeaux  |  The Veterinary Hospital, Estover  |  Vale Vet Animal Hospital  |  Vets4Pets Brislington  |  Vets4Pets Bournemouth  |  Vets4Pets Leigh  |  Vets4Pets Newtownabbey  |  Vets4Pets Newtownards  |  Vet4Pets Rawtenstall  |  Vets4Pets Trescott Road  |  Village Vet Cayton  |  Watkins & Tasker Vets  |  Wilson Veterinary Group


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