Dr Katie Lidster


Programme Manager – Animal welfare



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Katie is currently on maternity leave.

Katie leads our programme on animal welfare. She is a member of the Policy and Outreach Group.

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NC3Rs publications

Prescott MJ, Lidster K. (2017) Improving quality of science through better animal welfare: the NC3Rs strategy. Lab Animal 46(4):152-156. doi:10.1038/laban.1217

Lidster K, Readman GD, Prescott MJ, Owen SF (2017) International survey on the use and welfare of zebrafish in research. Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.13278

Wagner L, Isbrucker R, Locht C, Arciniega J, Constanzo , McFarland R, Oh H, Hoonaker M, Descamps J, Andersen SR, Gupta RK, Markey K, Chapsal JM, Lidster K, Casey W, Allen D (2016). In search of acceptable alternatives to the murine histamine sensititsation test (HIST): what is possible and practical? Pharmeur Bio Sci Notes 2016:151-170.

Arciniega J, Wagner L, Prymula R, Sebom P, Isbrucker R, Descampe B, Chapsal JM, Constanzo A, Hendriksen C, Hoonaker M, Nelson S, Lidster K, Casey W, Allen D (2016). Alternatives to HIST for acellular pertussis vaccines: progress and challenges in replacementPharmeur Bio Sci Notes 2016:82-96.

Andrews NA, Latrémolière A, Basbaum AI, Mogil JS, Porreca F, Rice AS, Woolf CJ, Currie GL, Dworkin RH, Eisenach JC, Evans S, Gewandter JS, Gover TD,Handwerker H, Huang W, Iyengar S, Jensen MP, Kennedy JD, Lee N, Levine J, Lidster K, Machin I, McDermott MP, McMahon SB, Price TJ, Ross SE, Scherrer G, Seal RP, Sena ES, Silva E, Stone L, Svensson CI, Turk DC, Whiteside G. (2015). Ensuring transparency and minimization of methodologic bias in preclinical pain research: PPRECISE considerations. Pain 157(4):901-0. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000458.

Lidster K, Jefferys JG, Blümcke I, Crunelli V, Flecknell P, Frenguelli BG, Gray WP, Kaminski R, Pitkänen A, Ragan I, Shah M, Simonato M, Trevelyan A, Volk H, Walker M, Yates N, Prescott MJ. (2015). Opportunities for improving animal welfare in rodent models of epilepsy and seizures. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 260:2-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.09.007.

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For additional publications, see Katie's ResearchGate profile.


PhD, Neuroimmunology
Queen Mary University of London, 2007 – 2011
Development of a novel model of optic neuritis to assess neuroprotective and repair strategies in multiple sclerosis.