Hartpury College

SIENNA TAYLOR - HE LECTURER AND PROGRAMME MANAGER

Sienna completed her FdSc and also her BSc (Honours) degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Hartpury College. During her studies she volunteered at Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter where she developed an interest in the utilisation of vertical space in confined domestic cats and how vertical space impacts behaviour, activity budgets and feline welfare.
Following her undergraduate studies, Sienna went on to complete an MSc in Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter where she won a studentship which focused on the effects of a valerian based pharmacological intervention on the behaviour, heart rate and cortisol levels of domestic dogs.

Teaching Interests: Animal behaviour, Anthrozoology, Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, Pet Behaviour Counselling, Behavioural Measurement and Animal Welfare.

Research Interests: Sensory enrichment, pharmacological interventions for stress relief in companion animals, enclosure utilisation and interspecific communication in domestic cats.

Conference Proceedings:

Taylor, S. and Madden, J. R. (2016) The effect of Pet Remedy on the behaviour of the domestic dog. Published in Conference Proceedings at: ISAE Congress, 12th-16th of July 2016.

Conference Presentation:

Taylor, S. and Montrose, V. T. (2012) Shelving the problem: the impact of additional vertical space on the behaviour and enclosure utilisation of confined domestic cats. Oral Presentation at: 7th Student Animal Welfare Conference, Moulton College, UK 23rd of May 2012.

Conference Posters:

Taylor, S. and Madden, J. R. (2016) The effect of Pet Remedy on the behaviour of the domestic dog. Published in Conference Proceedings at: ISAE Congress, 12th-16th of July 2016.


Hermiston, C. and Taylor, S. (2016) The effect of dog appeasing pheromones in regard to intensity of vocalisations and frequency of stress related behaviours in a rescue shelter. Poster Presentation at: ASAB Easter Conference 2016, 30th March - 1st April 2016.


Taylor, S. and Montrose, V. T. (2012) Shelving the problem: the impact of additional vertical space on the behaviour and enclosure utilisation of confined domestic cats. Oral Presentation at: 7th Student Animal Welfare Conference, Moulton College, UK 23rd of May 2012.