The University of Sheffield
Department of Politics

Animal experimentation investigated in new book from Honorary Research Fellow

Honorary Research Fellow Dr Dan Lyons is preparing for the launch of his new book that investigates the evolution of British animal research policy-making.

Dan’s new book, The Politics of Animal Experimentation, is due for release on October 23, 2013, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The reality of animal experimentation and its regulation in Britain have been hidden behind a curtain of secrecy since it emerged as a political controversy in the 1870s. Since public debate and political science alike have been severely hampered by a profound lack of reliable information about the practice, Dr Lyons advances and applies policy network analysis in this latest book to investigate how British animal research policy-making has evolved.

Dr Dan Lyons is a former student of Social and Political Studies in the Politics and Philosophy departments at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 1993. He then went on to complete his PhD on the politics of animal research in the Politics department in 2006.

Dr Lyons is currently CEO of the Centre for Animals and Social Justice, an animal protection think tank, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Politics, here at the University of Sheffield. He has won several awards for his research, including the Political Studies Association Prize for the best thesis in Government and Public Administration.