Senior Lecturer (Biology)
Institute of Science & the Environment
tel: 01905 542086
I am a vet by training and have spent time in large, small and exotic animal practice in England, Germany and Zimbabwe. My teaching is very much informed by this practical experience as well as my research experience (particularly from my time at Cambridge University where I completed my PhD on cadmium in the human food chain particularly investigating the accumulation of cadmium in animals). My interests are also shaped by my study of philosophy, resulting in a strong interest in animal welfare and ethics.
I was awarded the first University of Worcester teaching fellowship, based on ‘inspirational teaching’, within the Institute of Science and the Environment, and have 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’).
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)
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Animal Behaviour (HAWM1110 and BIOS2010)
Animal Movement (BIOS3012)
Principles of Animal Breeding (BIOS3011)
Comparative Zoology (BIOS1202)
Animal Welfare and Ethics (BIOS2102)
Ethics in the veterinary field
Canine hydrotherapy and animal movement
Cadmium in the environment and the human food chain
Mixed species exhibits and captive lemur welfare
- Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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
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). CDRom ‘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 and External Responsibilities
University Teaching Fellow
Institute of Science and the Environment Representative at the University Ethics and Research Governance Committee
Member of the Centre for Ethical Leadership
Member of the Institute Learning and Teaching Committee
Member of the Institute Board
Chair of the Institute Ethics Subcommittee
External examiner for University of Bristol Veterinary School
Past external examiner for Hartpury College