New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels.


Where is the AWSBC?

The Centre is located on the Turitea campus of Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Contact can be made via either of the two Co-Directors, the Foundation Director or Deputy Director.

When was the AWSBC formed?

The Centre evolved from the Animal Welfare Research Group established in 1992 in the former Faculty of Veterinary Science. The Centre’s formation received Massey University Council approval in November 1998.

Why was the AWSBC formed?

The Centre’s objectives are: "To promote via scientific research, education and advice, the humane and responsible care of animals, and to develop and apply ethical principles to guide human-animal interactions and the use of biotechnology."

Who is the AWSBC?


Professor C B Johnson
Professor K J Stafford

Foundation director

Professor D J Mellor

Deputy director

Dr. N J Beausoleil

Techincal director

R N Ward

In addition

Other Massey University staff and AWSBC External Associates are Centre members.
See Personnel.

Contact us Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey