- Dr Andrew Hemmings
- Head of School
- Research committee member
- Lunchtime research seminar coordinator
- Homologous competition binding assays featuring radioligands for quantification of receptor density / affinity
- Tissue sectioning using cryotome and microtome devices
- Autoradiography of radioligands bound to frozen tissue sections
- Histological techniques applied to the brain
- Nissl Satin
- Weil’s stain for myelin sheaths
- Behavioural probes of brain function
- Tolmans Maze
- Extinction Learning Paradigms
- Contingency Manipulation
- Spontaneous Eye Blink Rate
- Tooth-pit analysis of skeletal remnants to ascertain identity of predator species
- Use of camera traps to monitor wild / feral animal populations
Commercial research collaborations:
- Lesaffre Yeast Ltd (effect of yeast supplementation on behaviour and digestibility in horses)
- Nupafeed Ltd, (effects of magnesium supplementation on behaviour in horses)
- Natural Animal Feeds (effects of magnesium supplementation on behaviour in horses)
- Horse Licks (effects of lick provision on stereotypy frequency in horses)
- Likits (effects of lick provision on stereotypy frequency in horses)
- BSc (Hons) Equine Management
- BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management
- BSc (Hons) Equine Studies
- Equine behaviour
- Equine genetics
- Animal welfare
Journal articles and book chapters
- Hale, C.E. Warren, H. and Hemmings, A. (2012). The fermentation of hay and starch when incubated in vitro with faecal inoccula from either normal healthy horses or horses with a history of laminitis. In Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 357 - 361
- Hale, C.E. Hemmings, A. and Bee, S. (2011). The effects of a high starch, cereal-based diet compared to a low starch, fibre-based diet on reactivity in horses. In Applied Equine Nutrition and Training. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 227-231.
- Hale, C.E. Laycock, G. and Hemmings A. (2008). Stress responses of semi-feral foals at auction. Animal Welfare. 17 (supp) 100.
- Hale, C.E. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S and Hemmings, A. (2007). Feeding with Welfare in Mind: the role of alternative forages in meeting energy demands of domesticated horses. Animal Welfare. 16, (supp) 170.
- Hemmings, A. McBride, S.D. and Hale, C.E. (2007). Preservative responding and the aetiology of equine oral stereotypy.Applied Animal Behaviour Science. (104)143-150.
- Hemmings, A. McBride, S.D and Smith, N.C (2004). The putative reward function of equine stereotypic behaviour. InEmerging Equine Science. Nottingham University Press. 67-78.
- McBride, S.D and Hemmings, A. (2009). A neurologic perspective of equine stereotypy. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 29 (1) 10-16.
- McBride, S.D and Hemmings, A. (2005). Altered mesoaccumbens and nigro-striatal dopamine physiology is associated with stereotypy development in a non-rodent species. Behavioural Brain Research. 159, 113-118.
- McBride, S.D and Hemmings, A. (2004). Causal factors of equine stereotypy. In Emerging Equine Science. Nottingham University Press. 35-65.
- McBride, S.D Hemmings, A. and Robinson, K. (2004) A preliminary study on the effect of massage to reduce stress in the horse. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 24, 76-81
- Hemmings, A. (2013) Behavioural probes of altered brain function. Invited Keynote Speech. Myerscough Research Symposium. Myerscough College
- Hemmings, A. (2013) Feeding and behaviour. Invited Plenary Address. Equine Behaviour Forum, Myerscough College.
- Hemmings, A. (2013) Neurologic perspectives on animal welfare. Invited Plenary Address. UFAW / Hartpury Animal Welfare Conference. Hartpury College.
- Hemmings, A. (2012) Equine behavioural neurobiology: research goals for the next decade and beyond. Invited Plenary Address. Annual Conference of the International Society for Equitation Science. University of Edinburgh.
- Hemmings, A. (2012). Brain function in relation to training and performance. Keynote Presentation. Alltech Equine Symposium. Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.
- Hemmings, A. (2012). Brain function in relation to training and performance. Keynote Presentation. Theatre Presentation.Horses Inside Out Annual Conference. Royal Agricultural College, Gloucestershire.
- Hemmings, A. (2011). Brain function in relation to training and performance. Theatre Presentation. Horses Inside Out Annual Conference. Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.
Articles in technical press
- Hemmings, A. and Hale, C.E. (2013) A matter of survival. Equine Health 6  37-39
- Hemmings, A. and Hale, C.E. (2013) From dawn horse to race horse. Equine Health 3  40-41
- Hemmings, A. (2013) Breeding in the feral state. Equine Health 3  38- 40
- Hemmings, A. (2012) The genetic basis of unwanted behaviour: a glimpse into the future of genetic screening. Equine Health. 2  20-21
Articles in popular press
- Hemmings, A. (2011) Fuelling bad habits. Horse and Hound, June 2011.
- Hemmings, A. (2009) Do crib-biters make better competition horses? Horse and Hound, August 2009.