Clare Palmer

Clare Palmer is Professor of Philosophy and Cornerstone Fellow in Liberal Arts in the Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Theology and her Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford University, UK. She has authored several books in ethics, including “Animal Ethics in Context” (2010) and “Companion Animal Ethics“ (2015, co-authored with Peter Sandoe and Sandra Corr). Her research concentrates on environmental and animal ethics, ethics and emerging technologies, ethical theory and environmental studies.  She serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Environmental Values, Agricultural and Environmental Ethics and Environmental Humanities.  

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Stephen May

Stephen May is Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery and Deputy Principal at the Royal Veterinary College. 

He was instrumental in initiating key skills courses for veterinary and biological science students, which include communication skills, leadership and team-working, scientific, clinical and ethical reasoning, and professionalism. His research focuses on the scholarship of primary care, professional development, assessment methods for professional learning and the inflammatory process associated with various equine diseases. He is currently the Junior Vice-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the Senior Vice-President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS).

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Daniela Battaglia

Daniela Battaglia is Livestock Production Officer in the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She is responsible for the activities in support of Animal Welfare. Prior to joining the FAO she worked for the European Commission and was involved in activities and co-operations in the fields of animal production and health; livestock and rural development, mainly in Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. She has also worked in the field of livestock and rural development in Peru, Bolivia, Suriname, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Israel and Tunisia.

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Vincent Blok

Vincent Blok is Associate Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics and responsible innovation at the Management Studies Chair Group, and Associate Professor in Philosophy of Management, Technology & Innovation at the Philosophy Chair Group, Wageningen University. He received his PhD degree in philosophy at Leiden University with a specialization in philosophy of technology. He held various management functions in the health care sector and was director of the Louis Bolk Institute, an international research institute in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health care. His research focuses on Business Ethical Issues in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Philosophy of Management, Technology & Innovation, and Responsible Innovation in the private sector in several (European) research projects. 

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