Professor Clive Phillips

Professor of Animal Welfare

Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics
Faculty of Science
c.phillips@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 158

Overview

Clive Phillips studied agriculture are the University of Reading, UK. He then obtained a PhD in dairy cow nutrition and behaviour from the University of Glasgow. He lectured in and researched livestock production and welfare at the Universities of Cambridge and Wales. In 2003 he joined the University of Queensland as the inaugural Chair in Animal Welfare, where he established the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics. Since that time he has been largely involved in animal welfare and ethics research, policy development in animal welfare and teaching students in a number of disciplines about animal welfare. He edits a journal in the field, Animals, and a series of books on animal welfare for Springer. He has published widely on animal welfare in the livestock industries, including animal transport. Recent books include The Animal Trade, published by CABI in 2015, and Principles of Cattle Production, 2nd edition, published by CABI in 2010. He chairs the Queensland Government's Animal Welfare Advisory Board.

Research Interests

  • Clive Phillips' research interstes
    My research interests have centered on livestock production systems principally in developed countries, but with significant involvement of researchers from developing countries, some of whom have focused on problems in the developing regions. My early work focused on grazing systems for cattle and sheep, with a particular interest in supplementation and behaviour, which led to research on the involvement of sodium in livestock grazing systems. This developed into the risks to human and animal health and the environment posed by heavy metal contamination, with a focus on accumulation in livestock. Recently my research has covered a range of areas related to the welfare of animals, mainly livestock, and with a particular interest in the live export of cattle and sheep from Australia. Other research interests in my career have included agronomy, mainly of grasses, agroforestry systems, many aspects of sustainability of livestock production systems and latterly research ethics. The research has been funded mainly by government bodies, the EU in particular, with a significant programme funded by industry and to a lesser extent advocacy groups.

Research Impacts

Clive Phillips leads teams that address welfare standards in Asian countries. He directed a project to set meat chicken welfare standards for ASEAN countries in 2015/2016. In 2013-2016 he led an World Animal Health Organisation project to train people involved in transport and slaughte of livestock in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China in improved practices. A new project funded by Open Philanthropy will continue this work in China in 2017.

In Australia, Phillips' research work has led to a review of the use of calves in rodeos. He regularly advises advocacy groups in Australia on welfare issues, and occasionally overseas, in paritcular the US. In the UK, Phillips led a government review of the management of bovine tuberculosis at farm level and was the independent representative on the government's Milk Development Council.

As evidence of his research impact, Phillips was awarded the Australian Museum Eureka Award for Scientific Research that contributes to Animal Protection in 2012.

Qualifications

  • MA, Uni of Cambridge, University of Cambridge
  • PhD Animal Science Uni of Glascow, University of Glasgow
  • B Sc Agriculture, Uni of Reading, University of Reading

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Phillips, Clive J. C. and Kluss, Katrina (2018). Animal welfare and animal rights. Animals and Human Society. (pp. 483-497) edited by Colin G. Scanes and Samia R. Toukhsati. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-805247-1.00030-7

  • Verrinder, Joy Maree and Phillips, Clive J. C. (2017). Ethics and animal welfare. Veterinary medical education: a practical guide. (pp. 448-465) edited by Jennifer L. Hodgson and Jacquelyn M. Pelzer. Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Phillips, C. J. C. and Verrinder, J. M. (2017). Live export scenarios. Veterinary ethics, navigating tough cases. (pp. 146-150) edited by Siobhan Mullan, Anne Fawcett and Sean Wensley. Sheffield, United Kingdom: 5M Publishing.

  • Phillips, C. J. C. (2017). Understanding the behaviour of dairy cattle. Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3 Dairy herd management and welfare. (pp. 1-19) edited by John Webster. Cambridge United Kingdom: Burleigh Dodds.

  • Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). Animal welfare, nutrition, and economics: past, present, and future. Nutrition and the welfare of farm animals. (pp. 229-240) edited by Clive J. C. Phillips. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-27356-3_11

  • Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). Introduction to welfare and nutrition. Nutrition and the welfare of farm animals. (pp. 1-9) edited by Clive J. C. Phillips. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

  • Verrinder, Joy M., McGrath, Nicki and Phillips, Clive J. C. (2016). Science, animal ethics and the law. Animal law and welfare - international perspectives. (pp. 63-85) edited by Deborah Cao and Steven White. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-26818-7_4

  • Hogan, J. P and Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). Starvation of ruminant livestock. Nutrition and the welfare of farm animals. (pp. 29-57) edited by Clive J. C. Phillips. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-27356-3_3

  • von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Phillips, Clive J. C. and Nielsen, Birte L. (2016). Water and the welfare of farm animals. Nutrition and the welfare of farm animals. (pp. 183-197) edited by Clive J. C. Phillips. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-27356-3_9

  • Phillips, Clive (2015). Welfare and cattle behaviour. Bovine Medicine. (pp. 291-296) edited by Peter D. Cockcroft. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118948538.ch29

  • McGrath, Nicky and Phillips, Clive (2014). Emotions in animals. Engaging with Animals: Interpretations of a Shared Existence. (pp. 225-250) edited by Georgette Leah Burns and Mandy Paterson. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

  • Phillips, C. J. C., Beerda, B., Knierim, U., Waiblinger, S., Lidfors, L., Krohn, C. C., Canali, E., Valk, H., Veissier, I. and Hopster, H. (2013). A review of the impact of housing on dairy cow behaviour, health and welfare. Livestock Housing: Modern Management to Ensure Optimal Health and Welfare of Farm Animals. (pp. 37-54) edited by Andres Aland and Thomas Banhazi. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-771-4_02

  • Phillips, Clive (2013). Introduction. Animal Abuse: Helping Animals and People. (pp. xv-xvi) Wallingford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: CABI Publishing. doi: 10.1079/9781845939830.0000

  • Phillips, C. J. C. and Prankel, S. H. (2011). Cadmium and the welfare of animals. Encyclopedia of environmental health. (pp. 451-455) edited by Jerome O. Nriagu. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00503-1

  • Tulloch, G. and Phillips, C. J. C. (2011). The ethics of farming flightless birds. The welfare of farmed ratites. (pp. 1-11) edited by Phil Glatz, Christine Lunam and Irek Malecki. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer -Verlag Dordrecht. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-19297-5_1

  • Hogan, James P, Phillips, Clive J. C. and Agenas, S. (2008). Nutrition and the Welfare of Sheep. The Welfare of Sheep. (pp. 267-290) edited by Cathy Dwyer. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8553-6

  • Phillips, Clive J.C. (2008). Pain as an animal welfare issue. Scientific assessment and management of animal pain. (pp. 38-45) edited by D. J. Mellor, P. M. Thornber, A. C. D. Bayvel and S. Kahn. Paris, France: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

  • Phillips, Clive J.C. (2008). The Welfare of livestock During Sea Transport. Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals. (pp. 137-156) edited by Appleby, M.. UK: CAB International.

  • Tudoreanu, L., Prankel, S, Enache, L, Akhmetova, B., Omarova, A., Kovacs, B, Gyori, Z. and Phillips, C.J.C. (2007). The EU metal project - Metals in the environment, toxicity and assessment of limits: Cadmium. Environmental research advances. (pp. 185-196) edited by Peter A. Clarkson. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Phillips, J.C. (2005). The Epidemiology and Control of Bovine Tuberculosis. Focus on Tuberculosis Research. (pp. 203-247) edited by Lucy T. Smithe. USA: Nova Science Publishers Ltd.

  • Phillips, C.J.C. (2005). The effects of ectoparasites and their control on the welfare of livestock. Ectoparasiticide use in contemporary Australian livestock production. (pp. 63-73) edited by Peter Anthony Holdsworth. Canberra, Australia: AVCare Ltd.

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Other Outputs

  • Tiplady, C., Walsh, D. and Phillips, C. J. C. (2011, 01 01). Domestic violence and pets. Ipswich Womens’ Centre Against Domestic Violence Newsletter 4-5.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision