- Soil Association
- Jessica Stokes
Jess is an Animal Welfare Advisor on AssureWel, a collaborative programme with University of Bristol and RSPCA to embed welfare outcomes into the assurance process of certification schemes. Jess is responsible for supporting welfare improvement for the major livestock species, through training and knowledge transfer to assessors and producers. Jess joined AssureWel in March 2012 after carrying out a Masters placement on the Bristol Welfare Assurance Programme, and a PhD and post doctorate as part of the Healthy Feet project, working with farmers and industry to reduce dairy cattle lameness. Jess is also now working directly with farmers to develop a positive welfare framework for laying hens and dairy cows.