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Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer graduated with a BSc hons in Agriculture in 1984 from University College of Wales Aberystwyth and completed her PhD in Equine Digestive Physiology at the University of Edinburgh in 2000. Meriel lectured in animal science at Aberystwyth University from 1989 – 2004 during which time she won OECD and British Council scholarships for a sabbatical study period in France in 2004 to continue her work on digestive physiology in horses. Meriel’s research focus includes fundamental digestive physiology, forage quality and promoting health and welfare through better feeding systems for stabled horses. She is a registered Animal Scientist with the Royal Society of Biology and a member of the scientific board for the European Workshop for Equine Nutrition. Currently the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the Royal Agricultural University Meriel remains actively involved with teaching and research in the Centre of Equine Management and Science. She is committed to the translation of equine research to the horse industry and to this end she regularly gives talks at international conferences and industry CPD days across the UK and Europe. A keen (non-expert!) horsewoman Meriel has ridden from an early age, participating in hunting, eventing and dressage in Ireland and UK. She currently completes her home-bred Irish Draught horse in dressage at Small-Tour level.