Alan McElligott


I am gay and I am a scientist working on animal behaviour and welfare. //

I am gay, trained as a zoologist, and my research is now mainly focused on animal behaviour and welfare, especially of livestock species such as goats, chickens, and cattle. I did my PhD research on deer. I am Irish and live in London, and work at the University of Roehampton. My Twitter ID is @amcell. I occasionally volunteer for an organisation called Diversity Role Models (DRM), @DiversityRM. DRM tackles bullying related to gender/sexuality and encourages critical thinking by taking positive role models into schools.