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Namedr. FLB Meijboom

Job details
DescriptionHead of Centre for Sustainable Animal Stewardship
OrganizationDepartment of Animal Sciences
Organization UnitAdaptation Physiology
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Franck L.B. Meijboom studied theology and ethics at the Universities of Utrecht (NL) and Aberdeen (UK). As Associate Professor he is affiliated to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University (Faculty of Humanities) and the Adaptation Physiology group (ADP) of Wageningen University. Additionally he is Head of the Centre for Sustainable Animal Stewardship (CenSAS). At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is member of the Departmental Board (Population Health Sciences, manager research) and member of the Research Council.

His fields of interest are in ethics of animal use and veterinary ethics, in agricultural and food ethics, and the role of public trust and debate in these domains. As a researcher and project leader, he has been involved in national and European funded research concerning topics such as  

  • Ethics of animal welfare
  • Ethical aspects of the use of technologies for sustainable animal breeding
  • Ethics of Precision livestock farming 
  • Ethical dimension related to end of animal life questions
  • Ethics of fisheries and aquaculture
  • Ethics of innovative and translational animal research
  • Prevention and control of animal diseases
  • Questions of moral status (of non-human animals)
  • Veterinary Ethics.

In his work the link between ethical theory and moral practice plays an important role. For instance, a number of projects were initiated by or in close cooperation with the Dutch government, such as the drafting of a general ethical framework for biotechnology, the organization of a series of public debates on animal biotechnology, and a series of training in ethics for civil servants of the Ministry of Agriculture. Additionally, he performs and supervise projects with a strong interdisciplinary character. 


Additional Functions

  • Member of the Council of Animal Affairs (RDA)
  • Member Supervisory Board "Dierenbescherming" (Netherlands Society for the Protection of Animals)
  • Vice President of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe)
  • Chair of the Scientific Committee Covenant Ritual Slaughter (Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality)
  • Board member EVM (Exam and Certification Institute Pest Animal Prevention)
  • Board member SON Response (Professional aid for sea birds contaminated by oil)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics (Springer)
  • Member of the editorial board of Agriculture and Human Values (Springer)
  • Member of the editorial board of Food Ethics (Springer)

Expert Profile

  • ADP-30306 - Health, Welfare and Management
  • YAS-11803 - Animal Science Professionals in Society
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