Malcolm Caulfield PhD is the founder and Principal Lawyer of the Animal Welfare Community Legal Centre.
He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London and was a scientific researcher in that area in industry and academia. He serves as Secretary and science writer to the Voiceless Scientific Expert Advisory Council.
Malcolm’s professional appointments have included Research Leader of the Senile Dementia Project at Glaxo Group Research, Principal Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Pharmacology Department, University College London and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Dundee.
He came to Australia in 1998 and studied law at the University of Western Australia, obtaining an LLB in 2001. He has worked in the area of animal law and science since 2003, spending two years as Legal Counsel for Animals Australia and setting up the Animal Welfare Community Legal Centre in early 2009.
Malcolm has published over 30 scientific papers in major pharmacology and physiology journals and has served on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Pharmcology and Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
He is the author of the first book on Australian animal cruelty law and he recently authored a section on the use of animals in primary industry for the major Australian law source Halsbury’s Laws of Australia.
In 2006 Malcolm was appointed as a member of the Tasmanian Government’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and was heavily involved in briefing the committee on the science relating to sow housing, which ultimately resulted in Tasmania being the first Australian state to ban sow stalls. His major interest is the critical review of science relevant to intensive animal farming.
Malcolm presented at the University of Tasmania and contributed to a Lateline report in July 2012 Live Export Under Fire Over Deaths.