I AM PIONEERING A PATH. I FEEL SO SUPPORTED AND BELIEVED IN.
I SEE POSSIBILITIES IN ANIMAL FEED TO DECREASE THE IMPACT FOOD PRODUCTION HAS ON OUR NATURAL RESOURCES.
NTU OFTEN TOOK AWAY OBSTACLES.
They listened to my ideas and they made it possible for me to become an expert in my field at a really early stage in my career.
As I moved from a teaching-focused role, they gave me the freedom to pursue my ideas. They saw potential in me and gave me some career helium through the support and mentoring that I needed. I’ve had an amazing experience. It was like I was being brought out of the shadows and into the light.
Tell us of a future you'd like to create and we'll give you the resources to make things happen.
AT THE TIME WHEN I STARTED I WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT PIONEERING A NEW PATH.
I saw possibilities to reduce the competition between feed and fuel. I saw possibilities in animal welfare, sustainability and human health. The management would say “please email us with ideas”, which gave me the support and confidence I needed when times were tough.
I’M AN APPLIED SCIENTIST.
I love solving real-world problems and making a positive difference to the future of our planet. I love what I do and what I’ve been able to achieve here.
Now I want to be able to give others the same possibilities and support I was given.
MY NAME IS EMILY BURTON.
I am Associate Professor in Sustainable Food Production at the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.
Dr Burton gained a BSc in Animal Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Leeds and a PhD in the nutritional value of soya beans for broiler chicks from the University of Nottingham. She spent seven years as a postdoctoral researcher mainly focusing on feed quality and exogenous enzyme effects on broiler performance, but also briefly investigating the capacity of fibrolytic enzymes to improve forage digestion in dairy cows.
After a spending two years as the companion bird nutritionist for Mars at their Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, Dr Burton established a new poultry research unit at Nottingham Trent University in 2009.