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The 7th Annual Dr Robert Dixon Memorial Symposium

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The University of Sydney

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THE 7TH ANNUAL DR ROBERT DIXON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM

How does raising awareness lead to better animal welfare outcomes?

Date: Wednesday, 31 May

Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Venue: Webster Lecture Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, The University of Sydney

The Symposium will be a Question & Answer style format chaired by Dr Chris Degeling (Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine).

There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. Key participants in the discussion panel are:

  • Dr Bidda Jones (Chief Scientist, RSPCA Australia)

  • Amelia Cornish (PhD Student, The University of Sydney)

  • Dr Nick Hover (Animal Welfare Manager, Woolworths Supermarkets)

  • Associate Professor Daniel Ramp (Conservation Biologist, UTS)

  • Caro Meldrum-Hanna (ABC News, journalist)

  • Nicola Beynon (Head of Campaigns, Humane Society International – Australia)

Robert Dixon graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with a BSc(Vet) degree before completing his BVSc degree in 1974. He completed his PhD in 1980 in New Zealand and returned to the University of Sydney in 1983 to take up an academic appointment within the Faculty of Veterinary Science. For many years Robert held the Faculty position of Sub-Dean Animal Welfare as well as serving on the University Animal Ethics Committee.

Robert impressed his friends and colleagues with his determination, passion, positive attitude and sense of humour as he battled with ill-health throughout his life.

Robert’s email signature finished with a quote from Mohandas Gandhi – “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

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