Title/Subject: The Enviropig effects. STS study of biotechnological innovation enactments in animal farming
Supervisor: Dr Mara Miele / Dr Chris Bear
Karolina Rucinska is a PhD student and a research assistant at Cardiff University. As a PhD researcher she looks at the creation of the first GM farm animal intended for human consumption and environmental protection - the Enviropig – toanalyse the role of biotechnological innovations and scientific expertise performed in the laboratories for animal farming. Previously, in her MSc thesis, informed by STS literature of embodied knowing, she explored public understanding of the Enviropig in a focus group setting. Her thesis was presented at the annual 4S Conference in Copenhagen 2012.
Currently she also works on projects concerned with implementation of farm animal welfare legislation in the UK.
MSc Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy at Cardiff University, Wales, UK (2011)
BA Tourism Management, Dublin Institute of Technology and University of Glamorgan, Republic of Ireland, UK (2010)
Animal geographies, history and philosophy of science, embodiments, animal farming and consumption, animal welfare.
2013: Research Assistant during Work Package 2.1 to Dr Mara Miele on ‘EUWelNet’ for the European Commission (SANCO 2012/10293).
2012 - 2014: Research Assistant to Dr. Mara Miele on ‘Assessment of the application of the EU 2010 directive on meat chickens’ welfare’. DEFRA funded project, (with Bristol and Reading Universities).
2012: Research assistant to Dr. Mara Miele on ‘The halal meat market in Wales, potentials and barriers’, Welsh Government funded project, June- September, 2012 ‘Report on Halal Slaughter Practices in Wales’ (2013) by Mara Miele, Karolina Rucinska, Haluk Anil.
September 2010 - October 2012: Research assistant to Dr. Peter Feindt on ‘Biopatenting and animal breeding – applicability of patent law and recommendations for the future development of the regulatory and legislative framework'. Research project in Cooperation with University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and Technical University Munich. Funded by the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food. Co-PI.