As Head of the Animals in Science Regulation Unit in the Home Office until 2016, Judy MacArthur Clark was responsible for regulating the use of animals in research throughout the UK for more than eight years. Her interest in animal welfare dates back much further though, and spans both the public and commercial sectors, as well as voluntary NGO appointments.
Today, Judy continues to apply her expertise in developing meaningful international policies which will deliver economic, scientific and animal welfare gains. She supports a science-led approach to the 3Rs in animal research and continues to lead the UK Government’s Programme to promote the 3Rs in science globally.
Eureka spoke with MacArthur Clark about her work in the UK and internationally to improve the welfare of research animals.