Mirjam Guesgen

Freelance Science Writer

I am a freelance science writer currently based in Toronto, Canada, with a particular interest in animal welfare.

I love communicating complex, scientific ideas in an engaging, balanced, thought-out and informative way.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Guesgen, M.J. and Bench, C.J. (2018). Using kinematics to detect micro-behavioural changes relative to estrus in naturally cycling tie-stall dairy heifers. Livestock Science 207, 126–132.

Guesgen, M.J. and Bench, C.J. (2017). What can kinematics tell us about the affective states of animals? Animal Welfare 26(4), 383-397.

Guesgen, M.J., Beausoleil, N.J., Leach, M., Minot, E.O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K.J. (2016). Coding and quantification of a facial expression for pain in lambs. Behavioural Processes 132, 49-56.

Beausoleil, N.J., Stratton, R.B., Guesgen, M.J, Sutherland, M.A., Johnson, C.B (2016). Scientific evaluation of animal emotions: Brief history and recent New Zealand contributions. Journal of New Zealand Studies 22.

Guesgen, M.J., Beausoleil, N.J., Minot, E.O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K.J., Morel, P.C.H. (2016). Lambs show changes in ear posture when experiencing pain. Animal Welfare 25, 171-177.

Guesgen, M.J., Beausoleil, N.J., Minot, E.O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K.J. (2014). Social context and other factors influence the behavioural expression of pain by lambs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 159, 41-49.

Guesgen, M.J., Beausoleil, N.J., Stewart, M. (2013). Effects of handling and human presence on pain sensitivity of young lambs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 40, 55-62.

Guesgen, M.J., Beausoleil, N.J., Minot, E.O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K.J. (2011). The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 135, 51-56.

Jardim, A.C.N., Pawley, M.D., Guesgen, M.J., Cheeseman, J.F., Steele, C., Warman, R. (2011). Validating the use of wrist-level light monitoring for in-hospital circadian studies. Chronobiology International: The Journal of Biological and Medical Rhythm Research 28(9), 834-840.


MEDIA APPEARANCES 

03/08/2017 Article in The Western Producer
10/07/2015 Interview on Seven Sharp
15/05/2015 Interview on The Farming Show
13/05/2015 Article in NZ Herald
13/05/2015 Interview in Manawatu Standard
25/07/14 Article in Dominion Post
30/05/14 Radio NZ National Rural News
27/08/2014 Featured in pheno (Allan Wilson Centre newsletter)