dr. LE (Laura) Webb

dr. LE (Laura) Webb

Universitair docent

Laura is an applied ethologist working as assistant professor at the Animal Production Systems group and specialised in:

  • Understanding and assessing animal emotion and lifelong animal welfare
  • Identifying physiological markers of mood in cattle
  • Using sensor technology to identify and predict disease and positive states
  • Investigating the advantages of cow-calf contact
  • Integrating solar energy harvest and sheep grazing in smart farming systems


Laura is the vice chair of the EU COST Action ‘Lifting farm animal lives - laying the foundations for positive animal welfare'.


Laura is the creator and coordinator of the PhD course ‘Fundamentals of animal emotion’.