Voiceless brings together academics from around the world in its Scientific Expert Advisory Council (SEAC), a group which assists us in the production of quality research and publications which expose legalised animal cruelty and inform public debate.


Clive Phillips

Clive Phillips PhD is an academic and author whose research interests include the welfare of farmed, companion and captive wild animals.  He is the Former Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics (School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland), and has been a member of the Voiceless Scientific Expert Advisory Council since 2009.

Clive has a PhD in dairy cattle nutrition and behaviour from the University of Glasgow. He has held teaching positions at the University of Wales, Bangor and the University of Cambridge’s veterinary science department, conducting research into cattle and sheep welfare. In 2003 he immigrated to Australia to hold the inaugural Chair in Animal Welfare at the University of Queensland. He established the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics at UQ, which conducts research on the welfare of zoo and farmed animals and the ethics of animal use.

Clive is the Chair of the Queensland government’s Animal Welfare Advisory Board. He has published over 150 articles on animal welfare and management in scientific journals and is the author or editor of 9 books including a book series for Springer on the welfare of animals.

Clive was the winner of the 2012 Voiceless Eureka Prize for Scientific Research that Contributes to Animal Protection and he is published regularly on The Conversation. His most recent book The Animal Trade was published in 2015.