Neil Dullaghan on the importance of influencing EU policy and other important research topics
September 06, 2023
Amy Odene & James Ozden
Neil Dullaghan is a Senior Research Manager in the animal welfare department at Rethink Priorities. Neil also holds a PhD in Political Science and is a fund manager of the Effective Altruism Animal Welfare Fund.
In this episode Neil talks us through his policy research in the EU as well as other exciting projects and impactful research that Rethink Priorities has produced and includes some of the most obscure resource recommendations to date!
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A view Neil has that most animal advocates would disagree with
Neil's journey into animal advocacy
What did Neil learn from political sciences
Why influencing EU policy is important
Focusing on policy in less neglected regions vs countries with large number of animals
Accountability and enforcement of EU policies
Is animal advocacy movement already able to follow through those big policies
Rethink Priorities animal welfare research
Urgency and timing of insect welfare
Impact of Rethink Priorities research
How Rethink Priorities choose what to work on
Focusing on now vs longterm
What foundational research is currently missing
Case studies vs direct try and error
Effective Altruism Animal Welfare Fund
Funded projects Neil is excited about
What surprised Neil in funding position