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Dr. Jacqueline Boyd, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCHE, CHES, FHEA, MRSB

Jacqueline is passionate about making the world a better place for dogs and their people, through enhancing peoples’ understanding of what dogs really need and how humans can help them.  

Jacqueline holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Zoology (Parasitology), an MSc (with distinction) in Animal Nutrition and a PhD in Genetics, where she examined aspects of insulin signalling and their impacts on development.   For eleven years, Jacqueline was a university lecturer in Animal and Equine Science at Nottingham Trent University (UK) delivering modules on a wide range of subjects from genetics to nutrition and undertaking research into the kinematics of agility dogs (amongst other things!)  During that time, Jacqueline obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and her Certified Humane Education Specialist qualification, while continuing to be involved in curriculum design and evaluation.  

Jacqueline currently writes, coaches and consults on all aspects of Canine Science and works as a nutritionist in the animal feed industry. She is a senior visiting fellow at Nottingham Trent University and lectures on degree level nutrition and anthrozoology modules, as well as tutoring canine-related short courses. This means that Jacqueline has both academic, educational and industry experience in the subject area.

Jacqueline has also lectured on aspects on animal health and welfare in Morocco and Jordan through her voluntary work with the UK-based charity SPANA, and she is regularly involved with the Kennel Club as a guest speaker at key canine events, including Crufts.  Living with, working and training her five cocker spaniels in a range of canine disciplines, means that Jacqueline also has a robust understanding of the practical realities of the dog world from a personal perspective, adding to the “real-word” applications of her experience and content delivery, as well as keeping her very firmly grounded and smiling a lot!