Dr Susanna Prankel

dr-susanne-prankel

Principal Lecturer in Biology

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

email: s.prankel@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542086

Susanna is a vet by training and has spent time in large, small and exotic animal practice in England, Germany and Zimbabwe. Susanna's teaching is very much informed by this practical experience as well as her research experience (particularly from her time at Cambridge University where she completed her PhD on cadmium in the human food chain particularly investigating the accumulation of cadmium in animals). Susanna's interests are also shaped by her study of philosophy, resulting in a strong interest in animal welfare and ethics.

Susanna was awarded the first University of Worcester teaching fellowship, based on inspirational teaching within the School of Science and the Environment and has worked on a number of pedagogical projects, such as an enhanced induction for prospective top-up students, taster days and two theatre in education productions that aimed to engage school children and FE college students in scientific issues using the media of drama (Little Miracles and A Life Worth Living).

Qualifications

  • PGCert in Higher Education Learning and Teaching (Worcester, 2008)
  • CertFET (Moulton College, 2006)
  • PhD Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge, 2002)
  • MPhil Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge, 1998)
  • MRCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1997)
  • equiv BSc (Hons) Veterinary Medicine (Hannover, 1997)

Medical School people - University Of Worcester

Teaching & Research

Modules Susanna leads

BIOL2010 Animal Behaviour
BIOS3012BIOL2019 Animal Movement
BIOS3110 Animal Welfare and Ethics
BIOL3018 Current Topics in Zoology & Conservation

Susanna also teaches on the following modules

 

BIOS3111/BIOS3020 Extension Module in Biological Sciences
BIOS3002/BIOL3002 Research Project

Research Interests

Science communication, pedagogic approaches in teaching STEM subjects, e.g. STEAM
Animal Behaviour
Ethics in the veterinary field
Canine hydrotherapy and animal movement
Cadmium in the environment and the human food chain

Member of the Sustainable Environments Research Group: Sustainable Environments Research Group

PhD Supervision
Mixed species exhibits and captive lemur welfare

Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Member of the British Veterinary Association
Member of the Animal Welfare, Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association
Member of the Association for Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers

Publications

RL Hunt, H Whiteside, S Prankel (2021). Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Dog Behaviour: Pilot Study. Animals, 12, 141. https:// doi.org/10.3390/ani12020141

Law, Samantha, Prankel, Susanne, Schwitzer, C. and Dutton, John (2021) Inter-specific interactions involving Lemur catta housed in mixed-species exhibits in UK zoos. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 9 (4). pp. 247-258. ISSN Online 2214-7594

SH Prankel, M Corbett, J Bevins, J Davies (2016). Biomechanical analysis in veterinary practice. In Practice, 38, 176-187.

SH Prankel, M Wheeler, L Swift, J Amos (2012). DVD ‘A Life worth Living’ on a Theatre in Education play on Animal Welfare and Ethics’ (SH Prankel as veterinary advisor to the script writer and project manager. Includes script, performance video, project managers’ comments, programme notes, teacher notes, further reading. Put together by SH Prankel).

SH Prankel, L Weaver (2012). Enhanced Induction into a Science Top-up Degree – Easing Transition from Further Education Institutions. Bioscience Education, Volume 20, 92-100. DOI: 10.11120/beej.2012.20000092

SH Prankel, (2012). Book review: The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments: An Evaluation with Bias. By Andrew Knight. Animals 2012, 2, 25-26.

CJC Phillips, SH Prankel (2011) Cadmium and the welfare of animals. In: Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 1, pp. 451–455 Burlington: Elsevier.

SH Prankel, L Weaver (2010). CD-Rom ‘Documentation for an Enhanced induction into an Animal Care Science Top- up Degree (level 6)‘.

SH Prankel (2008). Hydrotherapy in Practice. In Practice, 30, 272-277.

L Tudoreanu, SH Prankel, L Enache, B Akhmetova, A Omarova, B Kovacs, Z Gyori, CJC Phillips (2007). The EU Metal Project – Metals in the Environment, Toxicity and Assessment of Limits: Cadmium. In: Clarkson, P.A. (ed) Environmental Research Advances. New York, Nova Science Publishers, pp184-196.

SH Prankel, A Schöbel (2006). ‘Akute Alkoholvergiftung beim Hund’ (acute ethanol intoxication in dogs) Tierarztliche Praxis Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere 34(3): 168-171.

SH Prankel, RM Nixon, CJC Phillips (2005) ‘Implications for the human food chain of models of cadmium accumulation in sheep’, Environmental Research, 97, 348-58.

SH Prankel, RM Nixon, CJC Phillips (2004). ‘Meta-analysis of feeding trials investigating cadmium accumulation in the liver and kidney of sheep’, Environmental Research, 94, 171-183.

SH Prankel, RM Nixon, CJC Phillips (2002). ‘Meta-analysis of experiments investigating cadmium accumulation in the liver and kidney of sheep’, Theatre Presentation SH Prankel, British Society of Animal Science Annual Congress 2002 in York. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science 2002, 73.

SH Prankel, RM Nixon, CJC Phillips (2001). ‘Meta-analysis of cadmium accumulation in sheep liver and kidney’ In: Proceedings of the IX. International Congress of Toxicology Brisbane, Australia, 8-12 July, 2001; Toxicology 164 (Suppl.), 73. Incl. Poster.

SH Prankel (2001). ‘Models of cadmium accumulation in sheep and cattle as a part of the human food chain. A meta-analysis of feeding studies’ Ph.D. Thesis, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

SH Prankel (2000). Main Contribution to Second Report for the INCO - Copernicus Project on ‘Metals in the Environment: Toxicity and Assessment of Limits’, Brussels (Project No. IC15-CY97-1003).

SH Prankel (2000). Written statement on ‘Veterinary Surgeons in Research’ for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

SH Prankel (1999). Main Contribution to First Report for the INCO - Copernicus Project on ‘Metals in the Environment: Toxicity and Assessment of Limits’, Brussels (Project No. IC15-CY97-1003).

SH Prankel (1999). ‘A computer model of cadmium metabolism in the sheep with regard to the human food chain’ Theatre Presentation: British Society of Animal Science Annual Congress 1999. Scarborough. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science 1998, 125.

SH Prankel (1998). ‘Modelling cadmium accumulation in ruminants’ Theatre Presentation: British Society of Animal Science Annual Congress 1998. Scarborough. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science 1998, 15.  

SH Prankel (1997). ‘Computer modelling of cadmium metabolism in ruminants’ M.Phil. Thesis, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

SH Prankel. Presentation at meetings of the EU Copernicus Project (INCO - Copernicus Project on ‘Metals in the Environment: Toxicity and Assessment of Limits’, Brussels (Project No. IC15-CY97-1003)) in Cambridge, England (1998); Bucharest, Rumania (1999); Valliadolidd, Spain (2000) und Brussels, Belgium (2000).  

Internal and External Responsibilities

Internal

University Teaching Fellow
School of Science and the Environment Representative at the University Ethics and Research Governance Committee
Member of the Centre for Ethical Leadership    
Member of the School Learning and Teaching Committee
Member of the School Board
Chair of the School Ethics Subcommittee

                                      

External

Past external examiner for University of Bristol Veterinary School   
 Past field external examiner for Hartpury College        
Involved as external in revalidation at Warwickshire College and Bristol Veterinary School