Unione Italiana Società Veterinarie

Kathy Murphy


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Comparative Biology Centre

Kathy Murphy is a veterinarian, neuroscientist and dog behaviour enthusiast, who focusses her career on working to improve and support animal welfare and ethical practice.  She gained her veterinary degree in 1999 from the Royal Veterinary College, two further post graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and her PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the Department of Experimental Psychology, University Oxford, UK after realising that to really understand the clinical questions she faced, she needed to understand how the brain worked.  She has worked in clinical practice and research institutions in the UK and USA, is the founder of Barking Brains (an outreach project making neuroscience accessible for the training and behaviour community), she is a founding member of Ethics First (a collective raising the awareness of developing ethical issues in modern day veterinary practice), sits on several International advisory boards and working groups, and is a past trustee and veterinary advisor for the Rottweiler Welfare Association.