Dr. Mohan Raj has been tapped to lead Animal Welfare Approved (AWA)'s newly formed Scientific and Technical Advisory Board.

AWA Program Director Andrew Gunther said the creation of the new board is the next step in retaining the organization’s reputation as being driven by practical science.

Raj works in farm animal welfare at the University of Bristol in the UK and has published more than 40 scientific papers and authored chapters in textbooks and reference books. He was awarded the British Society of Animal Science/Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Award for Innovative Developments in Animal Welfare.