Hayley holds a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Psychology and has a PhD in Animal Science. Until 2016 she ran the BSc and Master's Equitation Science programmes at Duchy College in the UK working alongside Plymouth University. She recently held the post of Academic Lead – Quality and Research at Duchy College, is a Higher Education Quality Reviewer and is heavily involved in the review of academic publications. She has been involved in large mammal behavioural research for the past 21 years. Hayley has recently been appointed Associate Professor in Equine Science at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Her research interests focus on animal (in particular equine) behaviour, training, individual differences and welfare. Hayley has successfully competed in Endurance but is now just spending any spare time with her senior arab gelding and shetland, as well as training border collies, kelpies, son and ever expanding herd of motorbikes.