Animals in International Development is run by two lead consultants with complementary backgrounds in livestock and working animal health and production, animal welfare, international project and programme management and community development.


Dr. Joy Pritchard BVM&S PhD DipECAWBM MRCVS

Joy is a veterinary surgeon and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. Her areas of expertise include the care and use of animals in international development contexts, in particular the health and welfare of working (traction and transport) animals in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has extensive experience in identifying and promoting opportunities to improve animal welfare in demanding environments, and furthering the links between good livestock husbandry, productivity and poverty reduction. She also works on positive welfare for farm animals and strategies for influencing animal welfare in the UK.


Lisa van Dijk BSc MSc PgDip


Lisa is an animal health and community development specialist with long-standing experience in management of food security, livestock and sustainable livelihood projects and programmes in developing countries, incorporating community participation at all stages of the project cycle. She has grass root level experience in community engagement and behaviour change, innovations, development and implementation of participatory methodology such as PRA/ PLA, Participatory Action Research and Participatory Action Tools for Animal Welfare. Lisa has worked extensively on the design and implementation of staff training programmes and on building local staff capacity, especially in the fields of project management and community development. She is currently based at the University of Bristol undertaking a PhD on farmer-led participatory approaches for improving animal welfare in the UK and Europe.

Lisa is an accredited Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) trainer. More details can be found on the LEGS website,