Johnson is Director of Animal Welfare for the National Pork
Board. She develops and implements checkoff-funded animal
welfare and welfare-related programs and administers the Science
& Technology Departmentís animal welfare research. This
includes developing educational material for pork producers and
veterinarians and providing technical advice on animal welfare
and welfare-related issues. Dr. Johnson participates in
long-range planning with regard to animal welfare and related
programs. She provides information as requested by staff or
Prior to joining the National Pork
Board in January 2002, Dr. Johnson earned her doctorate degree
in animal welfare from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Her research focused on
behavior and how this impacts performance, and welfare of the
lactating sow and her litter in both a traditional indoor
environment and an alternative outdoor, pasture-based system.
going to Texas Tech, Anna attended the University of Reading in
England and earned a bachelorís degree in Animal Science and a
in Applied Animal
and Animal Welfare
Scottish Agricultural School, at the University of Edinburgh,
is active in the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)
and the American Society for Animal Scientists (ASAS).
from Sudbury Suffolk, England, Dr. Johnson now lives in West Des