Anne A Algers

Organizing higher education in changing society – open educational resources in animal welfare and ethics and work-based 

Sweden | PhD Candidate
Current: Gothenburg University
Previous: Swedish University of Agricultural sciences
The 5 keywords that describe the topic of interest in my PhD:
Higher education
Lifelong learning
 Participatory design
Animal welfare
Sustainable developm.
26/05/2010 started my PhD
01/11/2015 will hopefully finnish my PhD
Supervisor: Berner Lindström
Promotor: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

My strong points are:
Analysis & problem solving
Project Management & Organization
My weak points are:
Academic writing
Oral communication

Accomplished a literature review within the scope of my Phd
Defined a theoretical framework in my Phd (Currently working on it)
Has experience giving workshops
3 is the number of experiments I have carried out so far in my PhD
  • Algers, A., Silva-Fletcher, A., Gregory, N., Hunt, M. (2013). The development of a new methodology for knowledge sharing in the interface between university and society - an example from the meat sector. Journal of Meat Science, 95, pp. 672-678.
  • Algers, A., Lindström, B., Pajor, E.A. (2011). A New Format for Learning about Farm Animal Welfare. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics: Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 367-379. Springer. Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph. 

  • Algers, A., Lindström, B. (2010). Open educational resources in animal welfare. Proceedings of the international conference on animal welfare education: Everyone is responsible. Brussels, 1-2 October 2010. ISBN: 987-92-79-16225-1.European Union, Brussels, pp. 46-53.
Education: I am an animal scientist who has become so interested in educational sciences that I'm changing career. I was educated at Copenhagen University in animal science and was employed at Danish Meat Research Institute as responsible for the improvement of animal handling at slaughter for better animal welfare and meat quality. During that period it became obvious to me that the best way to improve animal welfare was to teach the subject at all levels. I got a teaching position at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and apart from teaching undergrad students I was developing curricula, courses and OER in animal welfare and food quality. Knowledge building in society in the subject of animal welfare and the role of higher education institutions has become my main interest and is the focus of my PhD, which I do at Gothenburg University.