Dr Tamsin Young

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Equestrian Psychology
Seminar room 2

Tamsin is Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Welfare Management degree, and is based at the rural campus in Northop.

She completed her PhD by investigating physiological and behavioural measures of stress in horses at the University of Liverpool (based at the University of Chester) in 2011. She looked at the effects of exercise, routine husbandry and housing on changes in cortisol, heart rate variability, and behaviour measured in leisure horses. She also compiled a behavioural stress score scale for use with horses to enable owners to recognise changes in their horses stress levels.

Since her PhD, Tamsin has worked with various undergraduates on their research projects, and is also involved in a multi-disciplinary research project investigating the human-horse relationship with Professor Lynda Birke at the University of Chester and Dr Joanna Hockenhull at the University of Bristol.

She holds the British Horse Society Assistant Instructors qualification and is a British Horse Society Intermediate Stable Manager.