Linda became a student at Hartpury College in 2000, successfully completing an Honours Degree (Equine Science) in 2003, followed by a Masters in Science (Equine Science)
In 2006 she joined the lecturing team and was promoted to a senior lecture role themed around Widening Participation, then Subject Manager, to the current day where she is Head of Department. Linda’s research interests lie within the field of equine behaviour, considering both feral and domestic equine populations. She has collaborated with researchers from different HE Institutions to generate student projects which have been presented at international conferences. Through the Widening Participation theme Linda has also published research investigating student progression, retention, and success. Prior to joining the College Linda worked for a variety of national and international race and competition yards, and DEFRA and is currently Assistant Secretary for the International Society of Equitation Science.
Equine behaviour (domestic and feral), ethics, and welfare
1. Stereotypic behaviour, learning behaviour, laterality, & nocturnal behaviour
2. Student progression, and success/achievement/employment of students from non-traditional backgrounds
Membership of professional bodies:
- International Society for Equitation Science
- Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
- Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow)
Recent Research Activity and Publications within the last three years:
Allen, B. & Greening, L. (2012) An investigation of nocturnal profiles of crib-biting and weaving behaviour (Equus caballus) Oral presentation, poster and published in conference proceedings of the 8th International Equitation Science Conference, Edinburgh, July 2012, p123
Carter, C. & Greening, L. (2012) Auditory stimulation of the stabled equine; the effect of different genres of music on behaviour. Oral presentation, poster and published in conference proceedings of the 8th International Equitation Science Conference, Edinburgh, July 2012, p167. Poster presentation and published in the proceedings for the Alltech-Hartpury Equine Performance Conference, Hartpury College, April 2012, p*. Poster presentation at the 7th Student Animal Welfare Conference, Moreton Morrell, May 2012.
Childs, A. & Greening, L. (2012) Investigating the perception of horse owners in relation to the use of the word vice to describe stereotypic behaviours displayed by horses. Poster presentation and abstract published online for the 3rd Recent Advances in Animal Welfare Science UFAW Animal Welfare conference, York, June 2012
Colley, S., Murphy, D., Greening, L, & Dumbell, L. (2015) A preliminary study into whether duration of nocturnal sleep behaviours are associated with competition performance. Oral presentation and published in conference proceedingsof the 10th International Equitation Science Conference, Vancouver, August 2015, p36
Douglas, L. & Greening, L. (2013) An investigation into the effect of different forage ration provision methods on nocturnal ingestion behaviour in stabled horses. Poster presentation and published in proceedings for 33rd International Ethological Conference, Gateshead, August 2013, poster number 155
Hadley, J. & Greening, L. (2014) Investigation into Nocturnal Behaviour of Equus Caballus in Different Stable Designs. In: Christensen, J, W; Ladewig, J; Ahrendt, L, P. & Malmkvist, J. ed. 10th International Equitation Science Conference. Denmark, June 2014. Tjele: DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, p113
Greening, L. (2013) Basal ganglia dysfunction and equine learning ability. Oral presentation and published in conference proceedings of 33rd International Ethological Conference proceedings, Gateshead, August 2013, p5
Greening, L. & Randle, H. (2012) A preliminary investigation into limb preference amongst a herd of semi-feral Koniks (Equus ferus caballus) Oral presentation, poster and published in conference proceedings of the 8th International Equitation Science Conference, Edinburgh, July 2012, p124
Greening, L; Scott-Ward, R; Waite, S. (2012) The perceived challenges of the first year of a foundation degree; learning from those that have. Poster defence at the Open University Widening Participation Conference, Northamptonshire, April 2012.
Greening, L; Shenton, V; Wilcockson, K; Swanson, J. (2013) Investigating duration of nocturnal ingestive and sleep behaviours of horses bedded on straw versus shavings. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour; clinical applications and research. 8 (2), pp82-86.
Mata, F., Bourbon, J., Twigg-Flesner, A. & Greening, L., (2013) Investigating follicle growth, uterine oedema and other factors affecting reproductive success in the Lusitano mare. Revista Portuguesa de Zootecnia, 2(1), pp1-14.
McCarthy, D., Greening, L. & Parker, M. (2012) A comparison of the use of distal cues during preferential place learning between crib-biting and non-stereotypic horses. Oral presentation, poster and published in conference proceedings of the 8th International Equitation Science Conference, Edinburgh, July 2012, p166 and ready for submission as peer reviewed output.