Australasian Animal Studies Association

Caulfield, Dr Malcolm

Prosecutions Officer
Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Science, The University of Technology Sydney

RSPCA Tasmania

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Malcolm Caulfield has spent most of his working life as a scientist. He qualified as a lawyer in 2002, and fairly shortly after that became involved in animal welfare matters. He was Animals Australia's first lawyer, and he wrote the first textbook on animal welfare law in Australia.

He has been actively involved in animal welfare law and science, with several publications in those areas. He is Principal Lawyer at the Animal Law Institute and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong.


Malcolm P. Caulfield and Matthew P. Padula, 2020, "HPLC MS-MS Analysis Shows Measurement of Corticosterone in Egg Albumen Is Not a Valid Indicator of Chicken Welfare", Animals, 10(5), 821;

Caulfield, Malcolm, The Australian Animal Use Industry Rejects Anthropomorphism, But Relies on Questionable Science to Block Animal Welfare Improvements, Animal Studies Journal, 6(1), 2017, 155-174. Available at: