Professor Donald Broom

Emeritus Fellow
Animal welfare science, animal behaviour and cognition, assessing sustainability of food production, interactions between humans and other animals, evolution of morality and religion.

Professor Donald Broom is the author of over 400 refereed scientific papers and twelve books. He has been a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council, Home Office Animal Procedures Committee, National Committee on Seals, BBC Rural Affairs Committee and, over a 22 year period, the Chair or Vice Chair of: the E.U. Scientific Veterinary Committee on Animal Welfare, EU Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare, European Food Safety Authority Panel on Animal Health and Animal Welfare, and the World Organization for Animal Health Committee on Land Transport.

Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine 1987–2009.
Emeritus Fellow 2009–present.
President 2001–2004.
Chair of College Consultative Committee, Chair of College Music Committee. Chair of College Malaysia Committee.
President, St Catharine's Society 2005–2006.

Broom, D.M. 1981. Biology of Behaviour. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.320.

Broom, D.M. 2003. The Evolution of Morality and Religion (pp.259). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Broom, D.M. 2014. Sentience and Animal Welfare (pp. 200). Wallingford: CABI.

Carr, N. and Broom, D.M. 2018. Tourism and Animal Welfare. (pp 188). Wallingford: CABI.

Broom, D.M. and Johnson, K.G. 2019. Stress and Animal Welfare: Key Issues in the Biology of Humans and Other Animals, 2nd edn. (pp 230). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Broom, D.M. 2022. Broom and Fraser’s Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 6th edn (pp.545).

Five honorary doctorates and similar awards. Prizes and awards from British Veterinary Journal, British Society for Animal Science, Eurogroup for Animal Welfare, RSPCA (2), International Society for Applied Ethology, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, Confederation of Mexican Universities.