Jeremy Marchant Forde

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Jeremy Neville Marchant Forde, (né Marchant; born 6 Jan 1966, R.A.F. Akrotiri, Cyprus) is an English/American biologist and Research Animal Scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service's Livestock Behavior Research Unit, based in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is also the current President of the International Society for Applied Ethology.

Jeremy Marchant Forde attended Woodbridge School and subsequently the University of Bristol and St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. He received his BSc degree in biochemistry and Ph.D. degree in applied animal behaviour from Cambridge University, supervised by Prof. Donald Broom. During his time as a graduate student, he was a keen sportsman, representing Cambridge in the 1992 and 1993 Rugby League Varsity Matches,[1] winning 2 Half Blues and being elected to the Hawks' Club.

Previous academic positions include Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lincoln. Previous academic roles include Honorary Treasurer of the International Society for Applied Ethology and member of Program Committees for the American Society of Animal Science and British Society of Animal Science. He was Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 45th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology held in Indianapolis in 2011. He has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Animal Science and is a Section Editor for Livestock Science.

His early work on the effects of housing systems on the welfare of pregnant sows, specifically on cardiovascular health, bone strength[2] and posture-changing behavior, contributed to the body of evidence that led, eventually, to major changes in animal welfare and the way these animals are kept in many parts of the world, beginning with the European Union and spreading to North America and Oceania.

He is a cousin of the cricketer Michael Peck.


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